Heidi N. Moore
Aug 14, 2012 Retail sales in the U.S. jumped by almost a percent last month. That was the first uptick in four months, as consumers spent their money on everything from cars to electronics.
Aug 13, 2012 Oil prices have jumped to a three month high in overseas trading. Brent Crude is at $114 a barrel this morning, despite forecasts that say global oil demand will be lower than first expected.
Aug 1, 2012 What, as a consumer, annoys you most? A survey of the top ten consumer complaints from the Consumer Federation of America hopes to shine some light.
Jul 30, 2012 As companies miss their sales targets, more are citing weak consumer confidence as the reason for lower expected profits this year.
Jul 20, 2012 A Los Angeles origami exhibit features an installation made completely out of sheets of uncut U.S. dollar bills.
Jul 18, 2012 It wasn't long ago that many thought India's growth rates could surpass those of its long-time rival, China. But China retains the upper hand in that relationship, thanks in part to its exports.
Jul 16, 2012 Reports from the Commerce Department show that retail sales are down for the third straight month. They slipped a half percent in June.
Jul 13, 2012 In Santa Fe, New Mexico this weekend, artists from all around the globe are gathering for the world's largest folk art market. For artisans, the market is a chance to make money, but also receive retail business training and mentorship.
May 15, 2012 We'll know more later this morning with the latest retail sales figures for April. The forecast is for sales to be down after mild weather pushed extra spending into the first three months of the year. But at least one segment of the retail sector has been hanging on to growth.