consumers

Fake reviews boost popular products on Amazon, probe finds

It's a common scenario: A consumer visits Amazon or some other giant e-commerce marketplace looking for a new pair of headphones or a wireless speaker or some other piece of tech. They know what they want, but not exactly what they want, so they take a look at product reviews to help make their decision.

Shoppers are propping up US economy

1. Negative feedback loop: The American shopper — the MVP of the national, if not the global, economy — is suddenly showing signs of fatigue.