The retail numbers are out and it's not a promising kick-off for the back-to-school shopping season -- or our wardrobes. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports a lot of stimulus money went to food and gas, but not to our threads.
London brides are protesting outside HSBC in London. They're upset because a wedding gift service called Wrapit declared bankruptcy and didn't deliver their gifts. Scott Jagow talks to James Hall with the Daily Telegraph about why they're mad at HSBC.
You would think that as gas prices continue to climb, gas station owners would be raking it in. But times are just as tough on the side managing the pump. Alisa Roth reports many station owners are just getting by.
Recession is hurting profits across the board in the casino industry, with a particularly bad effect on fly-in markets. Rico Gagliano reports these days, gamblers aren't as much about flying into big gaming destinations.
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