Feb 14, 2012 The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Feb 10, 2012 Ever wondered why a few scraps of cloth end up costing $5,000 on the catwalk? Or how designers manage to sell a $5,000 dress for just a few hundred bucks in stores like Target? Tess Vigeland pulls back the curtain on the fashion biz.
Feb 1, 2012 JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson, formerly of Target and Apple, explains how he hopes to move the company forward -- in part by looking back to the heyday of department stores.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 17, 2012 Store employees say they must fight for hours and work unpredictable shifts, and still can't make a living, according to a union survey.
Jan 13, 2012 Apple gets cozy with Target
Jan 12, 2012 Despite concerns over a still-fragile economy, consumers pushed retail sales to a new record in 2011.
Dec 27, 2011 Stop the presses: people like shopping online! I know, right?
Dec 27, 2011 Sears and Kmart plan to eliminate as many as 120 stores. Analysts wonder if their hedge fund owner really understands the retail biz.
Dec 26, 2011 Some post-holiday shoppers today will take advantage of a little-known policy at several stores that offers money back on items purchased before Christmas that have since been discounted