Dec 31, 2012 On Monday, Congress takes up a $60 billion recovery package for areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. When the lights went out and the floodwaters moved in, people needed food and sandbags, sure -- but they also needed information and connectivity.
Dec 13, 2012 How would the economy be affected if we didn't have Christmas and other holidays to stimulate our spending?
Dec 7, 2012 Conventional wisdom says that big-box stores and supermarket chains offer cheaper alcohol than independent shops. But private liquor stores offer something big retailers can't.
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 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 9, 2012 Yes, the Internet retail giant is getting into the wine-selling business. Its new online store will offer about 1,000 different kinds.
Oct 18, 2012 Within a year, Nissan hopes to replace the mechanical method of controlling steering with one that uses electronics.
Oct 10, 2012 Commentator Robert Reich says a steady march of technology leaves increasingly obsolete jobs in its wake.
Oct 1, 2012 A new report says the U.S. Justice Department allowed law enforcement agencies to examine more private data in 2010-2011 than in the entire previous decade. And Amazon is planning online wine sales.