Nov 29, 2012 Critics say a system of contracting out warehouse operation and hiring allows discounters to avoid responsibility for workers.
Nov 26, 2012 Branded shopping days clutter the week that starts on Thanksgiving eve. With so many gimmicks, what’s the value of each one?
Nov 26, 2012 Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But does the weekend binge mean we are actually spending more?
Nov 23, 2012 Wa-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, had impressive Black Friday sales, including more than 1.3 million televisions. Outside some stores, employees and supporters picketed for higher wages and better benefits.
Nov 23, 2012 True or false: Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Purdue University professor Richard Feinberg says false. He debunks some common assumptions about the holiday shopping season and offers sound advice.
Nov 23, 2012 Today is supposed to be the day that retailers wait the whole year for; the day consumers line up early to be the first ones to get those Black Friday specials.
Nov 23, 2012 A study says rather than lining up for those doorbusting deals today, you could do just as well by shopping at other times of the year.
Nov 22, 2012 Most people don't go to Black Friday's early store openings. But for retailers, it's like an arms race. If their competitors open early, they have to respond.
Nov 22, 2012 Walmart workers will walk picket lines outside stores on Black Friday to protest the retail chain's low wages. Walmart, with more than a million employees, helps set pay levels for the retail industry.