disposable income

Leading Economic Index Shows Increase In Consumer Spending

Economists are struggling to figure out exactly what consumers are doing with the extra disposable income available to them as a result of the steep decline in energy prices. “They have not gone on a shopping spree at the mall or online. Results at many retail chains have been mixed, and some stores that are… Keep reading →

Red-state voters spend more of their disposable income on energy than those in blue states, and this election year that has them seeing, well, red.

That’s among the conclusions of an analysis of energy and presidential politics done by Kevin Book, Managing Director of Research for ClearView Energy Partners in Washington, DC. Keep reading →