May 15, 2013 A look at how new retail figures impact the economy.
May 15, 2013 After last month's collapse at a garment factory, retailers around the world are responding in different ways.
May 13, 2013 Did you buy a car or get some new clothes recently? You were not alone.
May 9, 2013 Following another tragic fire at a Bangladesh clothing factory, retailers are now ceding to consumer demand and putting the exact origins of their products on the label. But will this “fair trade” practice hurt the bottom line? And will those same consumers actually buy the more expensive fair trade products, or reach for the cheaper item on the next rack?
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 8, 2013 A new market is emerging for apps that can connect people to emergency services and family members during a crisis.
Apr 26, 2013 The iPhone is like the Golden Gate Bridge: It hogs attention, but the Bay Bridge to and from Oakland gets used more often. So what's the Bay Bridge in this analogy? The Samsung Galaxy.
Apr 19, 2013 When you buy products with the label, "Made in America," are you sure you're getting something made in the USA? Tips on how to decipher the labels on so-called American-made goods.
Apr 17, 2013 Britain's biggest retailer, the supermarket Tesco, has announced its first drop in profit in 20 years -- and its U.S. business expansion may be partly to blame.
Apr 19, 2013 Prank calls -- which in 2013 are all but rooted out with caller ID -- may get new life with a new app called Burner. But the software may have legitimate privacy uses as well.