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?
PODCAST: Weather to blame for low Walmart sales; Angelina Jolie surgery boosts film about breast cancer
May 16, 2013 Walmart sales are down and so are housing starts, but the weather could be to blame. Plus, a small film about breast cancer research gets an unexpected boost from Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy.
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 13, 2013 Pakistan's incoming prime minister will install Ishaq Dar as finance minister, his third time doing the job.
May 10, 2013 Pinch yourself. You're not dreaming.
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.