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In a recent study, Chapman University researchers Gokcen Coskuner-Balli and Craig J. Thompson explored how stay-at-home fathers approach shopping. "At-home fathers embrace the idea that they are providing economic value to the household by being thrift shoppers who scour the marketplace for good deals, whether...

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) -- Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate molds. And in September the smallest and cheapest 3-D...

Lower-priced gasoline allowed Americans to step up their spending at retailers in April, from cars and clothes to electronics and appliances. The rebound from a weak March suggests that consumers remain resilient in the face of higher taxes and could continue to drive economic growth...