Nov 14, 2013 Marketplace Money's Carmen Wong Ulrich talks about stores opening earlier than ever for the holiday shopping season.
Nov 11, 2013 Stores and online retailers are trying to suck you in with emails, discounts, Black Friday promotions. But how much of a bargain are you really getting?
Oct 31, 2013 Economists are worried about consumers' moods as we head toward the end of the year.
Oct 10, 2013 Local shops and national chains will lean on experienced hands to give them an edge.
Sep 4, 2013 Car makers should get a nice bump from the long holiday weekend, and all those Labor Day sales you saw advertised.
Aug 14, 2013 It's a big week for retailers, with several releasing earnings reports that will give a glimpse at the strength of the back-to-school shopping season.
Aug 13, 2013 People were, in fact, out shopping and buying during the mid-summer.
Aug 12, 2013 Checking in with the summer consumer
Aug 2, 2013 From Massachusetts to Alabama, sales tax on everything from socks to laptops will be waived. But not every state wants to leave those tax dollars on the table.
Jun 23, 2013 What to do when a negative customer service experience turns into a nightmare? LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus discusses how to assert your consumer rights to achieve satisfaction.