Jun 13, 2013 Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in last month. Cars and discount stores did well in May, while department stores dragged.
Jun 13, 2013 A group called Rockaway Help brings together engineers and residents to hack storm recovery and protection in the New York region.
May 27, 2013 Amid the destruction from hurricanes and tornados, some debris -- from trees to building materials and metal -- finds new life.
May 24, 2013 After a disappointing first quarter, CEO Bob McDonald says he will leave Procter & Gamble at the end of next month.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 17, 2013 Retail sales rose a tenth of a percent in April. Why are people spending more and are they going back into credit card debit over these purchases?
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?