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Student Loans: Looming on the Consumer Horizon

Nitin Sumangali |

Student loan debt is one of the big topics among those who watch the U.S. consumer. It is written about very often, especially in the business press, and is generally focused on how it might impact a young consumer base exiting college with high debt levels and a demanding job market. Typically these stories focus
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The Internet of Things Reveals There Are Two Kinds of People

Theodore Iacobuzio |

There’s a lot of heat and noise out there among the punditocracy regarding the Internet of things, or the wiring of America—and the rest of the world, for that matter. For contrasting views, see the Washington Post’s level-headed and very slightly left of center economist Robert Samuelson, and Irving Wladawksy-Berger. We report. You decide.

Not Looking for a Game of Chance: the Changed U.S. Consumer

Nitin Sumangali |

Here at MasterCard, the Global Insights team publishes regularly on the changes to the U.S. consumer post-crisis. In our larger pieces like the Road to Recovery series (latest version is coming soon, so stay tuned) or with short blogs, we try to present the information that leads to a deeper understanding as to what changes
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The U.S. Consumer Has Changed, but Are the Banks Listening?

Theodore Iacobuzio |

The world continues to catch up with Global Insights. The latest to jump on the credit/debit bandwagon is uber regulator Richard Cordray, who, according to NPR, recently told a Senate panel, “Coming out of the financial crisis, consumers have been more responsible about thinking about how to approach their credit card debt.” Cordray, the head
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