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  1. FILE PHOTO: The view from one of the ship-to-shore cranes at Wando Welch Terminal operated by the S

    US business investment weak; consumer confidence at five-month high

    New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods dropped by the most in eight months in December and shipments were weak, suggesting business investment ...
  2. A lady selling a portable fan via live stream.

    What you need to know about live-stream auctions, including ghost bidders

    It is the latest trend in online shopping, but can you really bag a good bargain in these auctions, or are you paying an invisible price for the ...
  3. FILE PHOTO: Mastercard Inc. credit cards are displayed in this picture illustration

    As businesses hold back, US consumers seen boosting big banks' profits

    Consumer lending is expected to propel profits for big U.S. banks when they unveil fourth-quarter results this week, though stress in corporate ...
  4. Thinking of gifting a tech device or accessory? Here’s what not to buy

    Thinking of gifting a tech device or accessory? Here’s what not to buy

    Gift cards and phone chargers make terrible presents. But those ideas can be transformed into gifts that people will cherish.
  5. Digital payments

    Screwed up an e-wallet payment? Here’s how to get your money back

    This form of electronic transaction often offers little consumer protection, so when mistakes occur, are you still entitled to that money? Why It ...
  6. The average bread consumption in Singapore is 13.3 kilogrammes per person every year.

    Wholemeal or multigrain? The truth about ‘healthier’ breads

    There is a whole range of breads, from white to fancy varieties. The nutritional facts about these options may be somewhat surprising, as Talking ...
  7. End of the road for Mr Chan Tien Sang (centre) and his shop at Beauty World, after over 35 years.

    At Beauty World, old-timers and their trades are fading away

    Changing consumer patterns and a lack of successors mean some of the shopkeepers at the strata-titled mall have little choice but to give up their ...
  8. Once the larvae of the fall armyworm moth become big, they eat through chunks of leaves.

    How a ‘worm’ might affect prices of cereal, toothpaste and chicken rice

    An invasive species from the Americas has spread to Asia, ravaging cornfields and threatening the food supply chain. For Food’s Sake! has a closer ...
  9. Pork is Singapore’s second favourite meat, with more than 126,000 tonnes imported last year.

    What's making pork more expensive? There's a fatty belly factor

    Pork prices in Singapore have increased steadily owing to trends ranging from changing consumer preferences to rising oil prices, as For Food’s Sake!