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 16, 2012 Major credit card companies -- Visa and Mastercard -- as well as big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers to compensate for alleged price fixing of credit card fees. Some retailers think the settlement does not go far enough to protect retailers and consumers.
Jul 11, 2012 Congressional critics say the recruiting money used to sponsor sporting events like Stewart-Haas Racing could be spent more effectively.
Jul 10, 2012 The high-end and lower-end retailers team up to sell the same designer items at the same prices at both stores. Why? We ask innovative consultant, Debra Kaye.
Jul 5, 2012 Tattoo giveaways are cropping up as the latest trend in brand marketing. Unlike free T-shirts or hats with brand images, in this case the logo stays -- forever.
Jul 5, 2012 Amidst glimpses of positive economic indicators, dismal consumer confidence continues as retail sales figures are down for chain stores in June.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jun 26, 2012 Online travel site Orbitz offers pricier hotels to Apple computer users after data shows they tend to pay more than Windows PC owners.
Jun 25, 2012 One of the fastest growing segments of the cosmetics market is actually products geared towards men. According to the research firm Mintel, sales of men's toiletries could hit $3.2 billion by 2016.
Jun 21, 2012 Merck's use of cartoon animals from “Madagascar 3” prompts complaint that grape-flavored Claritin allergy medicine could be confused for candy.