The Rising Cost Of Breakfast: You’ll Need To Bring Home More Bacon To Buy Your Bacon

The Rising Cost Of Breakfast: You’ll Need To Bring Home More Bacon To Buy Your Bacon

Hold onto your hot cakes and don’t spill a drop of that orange juice — breakfast prices are rising, making it a lot costlier to bring home the bacon. As in, the actual bacon, not money bacon. Though you will be spending more money bacon to eat real bacon. Now I’m suffering from bacon confusion and probably need to eat some bacon. [More]

Yes, Commodities Trading Used To Be Exactly Like ‘Trading Places’

Yes, Commodities Trading Used To Be Exactly Like ‘Trading Places’

The Consumerist staff are children of the ’80s who write about business and finance, and 25% of us are from Philadelphia, so naturally we love the movie “Trading Places” a little more than the average person. But does it accurately portray the world of commodities trading? People can’t possibly make their fortunes selling frozen concentrated orange juice futures…right? Well, no. They can. [More]

That’s MISTER Crack To You

That’s MISTER Crack To You

If there’s one commodity we don’t talk about enough on The Consumerist, it’s Erythroxylum coca. This was brought squarely to our attention after Bucky told us about a white van circulating the streets of Harlem, promoting crack.