Nov 28, 2012 You don't need to wait until Black Friday -- shopping will start today in many places. But are consumers ready to spend?
Nov 23, 2012 Jobs are better, but fewer, as high-tech machines replace lower-skilled warehouse loaders and handlers
Nov 21, 2012 It's no surprise that this time of year marks the beginning of an important period for the strength of retail in America. But is the outlook full of holiday cheer?
Stacey Vanek Smith
Nov 21, 2012 Walmart files a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board to try and stop anti-Walmart protests from taking place on Black Friday.
Nov 21, 2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Thanksgiving shopping fixtures. But don’t overlook Black Wednesday and Small Business Saturday.
Nov 19, 2012 Businesses from insurance to over-the-counter medicine see the crowds attracted by Black Friday shopping and figure out ways to cash in.
Nov 19, 2012 Wasn't online shopping supposed to put an end to all this paper?
Nov 16, 2012 The retailer is broadening an investigation into whether its international operations have violated U.S. corruption laws.
Nov 8, 2012 Retailers are trying to lure holiday shoppers earlier with guarantees that doorbuster items will be available.
Nov 21, 2012 The Swedish furniture maker Ikea increasingly relies on CGI -- computer-generated imagery -- to "make" the items in its catalog. It's enough to raise the question of whether computer graphics could ever replace people in the fashion photography business.