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TV sales likely to drop this holiday season

Nov 25, 2011
Among the most discounted items this holiday season will be television sets, despite new technologies designed to increase demand.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Black Friday, television, retail sales

The head of Macy's on Black Friday and the future of retail

Nov 25, 2011
The National Retail Federation says 152 million Americans will be hitting the stores this weekend, which seems odd in an economy that's saddled with high unemployment and lots of consumer debt.
Posted In: retail sales, Macy's, holiday shopping

PODCAST: Black Friday strikes again

Nov 25, 2011
More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales, syria, Europe debt crisis

One holiday at a time

Nov 17, 2011
Some stores have resisted the trend to start Christmas before Thanksgiving. Retailer Nordstrom won't even put up decorations until the day after Thanksgiving and is emphatically closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales

Juli Niemann: Retail sales get a boost as Black Friday awaits

Nov 15, 2011
The Commerce Department announced retail sales jumped half a percent last month.
Posted In: retail sales, Christmas

MIDDAY UPDATE: GDP up 2.6 percent, holiday shopping

Dec 22, 2010
U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter. Stacey Vanek Smith spoke to Richard DeKaser, who explained while this is a good...
Posted In: AARP, GDP, green giving, holiday discounts, mid-day update, Retail, retail sales, Retirement

MID-DAY UPDATE: Ireland's bailout and global entrepreneurship

Nov 15, 2010
Retail sales are up 1.2 percent, but consumers remain cautious about where they allocate their dollars. This trend is in keeping with the...
Posted In: aol, Facebook, Federal Reserve, global entrepreneurship, GM, Greenland, Ireland, Ireland bailout, mid-day update, retail sales, SAIC Motor

Consumer spending picks up... private hiring does not.

Oct 6, 2010
Bad news: This morning, a private payroll service said U-S companies unexpectedly decreased their workforces last month by 39,000 people. Good...
Posted In: apple, Boston Red Sox, John Henry, Liverpool, Microsoft, mid-day update, new jersey, rail tunnel, retail sales, soccer, state budgets

MID-DAY UPDATE: Retail sales rose in July...

Aug 13, 2010
... Great news if you like higher gas prices. Consumer prices rose, too. Did we mention higher gas prices? Severe school cutbacks will take not...
Posted In: BP, consumer prices, deflation, flight attendant, gas prices, Germany, inflation, iPad, JetBlue, Marketplace Minute, mid-day update, oil spill, oil spill T-shirts, retail sales, Rupert Murdoch, school cutbacks, Stephen Slater

Anticipation boosting gay wedding market in LA?

Aug 12, 2010
A federal judge upheld his decision to only temporarily stay his decision overturning Prop. 8, the proposition that was for banning gay marriage....
Posted In: gay marriage, retail sales, weddings

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