Dec 8, 2011 Major retailers like Costco and Walmart often act as indicators of the overall economy, because they can reveal trends for what -- and if -- people are buying.
Dec 8, 2011 Jon Corzine heads to Congress today to answer for the collapse of brokerage firm MF Global. The European Union is looking to the International Monetary Fund for bailout help, and that could have ripple effects in the U.S. Reporter Sally Herships looks at what other businesses can gain from big-box storse like Costco and Walmart. And the countdown to a big European summit is nearing its end.
Dec 7, 2011 JCPenney will open Martha Stewart shops in its department stores, in a bid to take on Macy's and other big retailers.
Nov 25, 2011 The ability to conduct purchases on mobile devices is growing as apps develop, but traditional cash register companies are still making up the majority of the market.
Nov 25, 2011 Black Friday is usually a good day for the markets. It's a short trading day and there's generally lots of excitement about the start of the holiday shopping season. Today, not so much.
Nov 28, 2011 Black Friday is not just a single day anymore, and neither is Cyber Monday. Retailers are rolling out promotions earlier.
Nov 25, 2011 Author James Roberts discusses the motivations behind our shopping habits, and the relationship between money and happiness.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Nov 23, 2011 As more and more consumers use smartphones and apps to find the best deals, brick and mortar retailers are ramping up customer service and expertise to gain an edge.