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?
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 18, 2013 If you could see inside the cars on a freight train, you'd know more about which parts of the economy are up -- or down.
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 10, 2013 A preview of Bed Bath & Beyond's earnings: Housing uptick helps, and online competition lurks.
Apr 9, 2013 Ron Johnson's ousting as CEO of JC Penney ends his bid to break retail's cycle of marking products up just to mark them down in sales. Shoppers rejected Johnson's strategy of keeping low prices instead of discounting.
Apr 9, 2013 J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson has been given the boot after just 17 months as head of the struggling department store chain.
Apr 5, 2013 Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.
Mar 28, 2013 The toy industry has gradually made inroads on Easter, one of the least commercial holidays. But Santa Claus shouldn't feel threatened quite yet.
Mar 26, 2013 Apple has just acquired an indoor mapping company. How will indoor mapping be used and should we be concerned about our privacy?