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.
Dec 14, 2011 American consumer spending is up, but shoppers are more conscious this time around -- and Black Friday might have been the high point of spending for a while.
Dec 13, 2011 The Federal Reserve officials meet today to discuss the slow domestic recovery, the ongoing crisis in Europe, and a plan for better communication surrounding its actions. In Russia, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced he will run for president against Vladimir Putin in next spring's elections. Wall Street types can expect smaller bonuses this year, but many are thankful to just have a job.
Dec 10, 2011 From July to September, American families purchased more, even as their net worth shrank faster than it has at any time since the worst of the financial crisis.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 8, 2011 With increased competition from online retailers, stores across the country are taking steps to make the holiday shopping experience a bit faster.