Shereen Marisol Meraji
Jul 20, 2012 For some companies, 30 days of fasting and reflection return profits.
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 23, 2012 This year's holiday season was slightly bigger by volume, but the week after the holidays saw a bit of a slide.
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.