Oct 2, 2012 This morning the National Retail Federation predicted modest growth for holiday shopping this year -- up about four percent -- and automakers are expecting another strong month of sales.
Aug 10, 2012 JCPenney is reporting big losses today. Sales were down almost 22 percent last quarter. That's the second straight quarter of steep declines.
Jul 17, 2012 Americans spent less on cars, computers and other retail items in June, held back by concerns about job stability and the global economy.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 6, 2012 What baristas and tailors and over-educated sandwich-makers tell us about the economy.
Feb 14, 2012 The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Feb 14, 2012 According to the Census Bureau, retail sales growth in January was about half what was expected.
Jan 13, 2012 After all the talk of booming holiday retail sales, December's numbers were up by just a tenth of a point.
Jan 9, 2012 Vacancies at malls were down at the end of 2011, in part because new construction has stalled.
Feb 8, 2012 A sign the nation's economic health may be continuing to improve -- the real estate data company Reis reported today vacancies at shopping centers were down at the end of 2011. It's the first time that's happened in four years.
Dec 27, 2011 Following dismal holiday sales in a year that was strong for other retailers, Sears and Kmart will shut down over 100 stores.