Until this year, the most-watched World Cup broadcast in U.S. history didn't feature the U.S. men's national team. Soccer's young U.S. audience is getting more worldly.
Gas prices, hotel rates, travel and holiday spending is all up as Independence Day tacks extra time onto most workers' weekends. Even keeping it local is no bargain.
A vehicle is an investment, so why not look for one that keeps at least half of its original value after half a decade or so?
The average price of movies still hovers around $8, though the box office returns for summer blockbusters are down sharply. Don't expect a discount anytime soon.
Anheuser-Busch InBev accounts for about half the world's top brands, but some of the best sellers are beyond the reach of multinational brewers.
Big beer brewers and craft brewers alike should focus less on limes and Mexican-style branding and more on the well-crafted traditional styles that big swaths of U.S. drinkers love.
Amazon bundled streaming music with video, e-books and retail shipping under one annual price to create a media model less like Apple iTunes and more like Costco.
Fox and Telemundo just paid $1.25 billion for World Cup broadcast rights in 2018 and 2022. This year's U.S. ratings, however, are on par with $1.9 billion-a-year football.
Soccer is used to beating up on the Seattle Mariners in the Pacific Northwest, but this year all three Pacific Northwest MLS teams are bludgeoning baseball in that region.
Brewers submit lists of ingredients to regulators all the time. It's Washington that's keeping beer labels vague.