NATIONWIDE – SUV’s for everyone and a new iPad for kids.
The Conference Board said its latest consumer confidence index is down slightly compared to last month. But confidence is still high. February’s reading was the highest in nearly 18 years.
The New York International Auto Show opening this week and SUV’s and sports wagons are expected to be all over the show floor. And they’ve been propping up auto sales which rose six percent last year while sales of smaller cars fell nearly 11 percent.
Apple wants students to doodle for less. In an event at a Chicago school, Apple introduced a new iPad that would cost schools $300 apiece, the least expensive yet, with support for Apple’s stylus called the pencil. It also comes with 200 gigabytes of cloud storage.
And Starbucks is expanding its happy hour but you have to be on the list. Starting tomorrow Starbucks stores will send out digital invites to happy hour events where customers get half-off their favorites.