May 15, 2012 We'll know more later this morning with the latest retail sales figures for April. The forecast is for sales to be down after mild weather pushed extra spending into the first three months of the year. But at least one segment of the retail sector has been hanging on to growth.
Apr 30, 2012 A small business incubator seeks to revitalize a neighborhood in Oakland through a handful of pop-up stores that have no plans to close.
Apr 27, 2012 Walmart introduces a 'pay with cash' option on its website. You go online to order something, then drive to a Walmart store and pay in cash. Once you've paid, Walmart will ship your items right to your door.
Apr 16, 2012 The Commerce Department reports retail sales rose more than expected in March, by a solid 0.8 percent.
Apr 16, 2012 Retail numbers faced their second month of strength in March, helped by the warm weather and the early Easter holiday.
Mar 30, 2012 Commentator Frances Frei says automation needs to improve the customer experience, not frustrate it.
Mar 27, 2012 Retail is getting more and more "robotified," and where it's most evident is the self checkout kiosks at supermarkets. Retail clerks are finding themselves displaced by the machines.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 27, 2012 The father of what we know as the mass-produced skateboard passed away at age 81. How has the industry grown since he first began to churn out boards?
Mar 15, 2012 Diane Von Furstenberg creates a collection for GapKids in a move to build its brand among shoppers in training.
Mar 13, 2012 The top policy makers at the Federal Reserve are holding a meeting today in Washington to decide what to do next when it comes to monetary policy. Will they shift their focus now that we have signs of economic recovery?