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When tech jobs don't last forever

Feb 6, 2014
Layoff announcements surged in January in tech and retail sectors.
Posted In: layoffs, Retail, tech industry

Why the demise of brick and mortar stores may not be such a big deal for the economy

Jan 16, 2014
It sounds cold-blooded, but with shopping habits changing fast, the demise of the brick and mortar store may not matter much to the economy in the long run.
Posted In: Retail, Best Buy, JC Penney

JC Penney plans to cut 2000 jobs and shut down more than 30 stores

Jan 16, 2014
It's yet another blow for the struggling company.
Posted In: Retail, JC Penney, layoffs

How retailers will be watching you in 2014

Dec 31, 2013
A growing number of organizations are tracking more of your shopping habits.
Posted In: data tracking, Retail, privacy

A 'Weird Wednesday' Christmas for the economy

Dec 25, 2013
When Christmas falls on a Wednesday--as it does about every seven years--it can be complicated for employees and employers, and difficult for retailers.
Posted In: Christmas, Retail, Christmas shopping

Does holiday work lead to full-time jobs?

Dec 23, 2013
Holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail

What kind of shopping mall is successful today?

Dec 16, 2013
Malls have become more nimble, offering specialized services and experiences you can't find online.
Posted In: shopping mall, consumers, Retail

Lululemon tries to get past transparent pants-gate

Dec 10, 2013
The yoga apparel giant appoints a new chief.
Posted In: Lululemon, athletic wear, clothes, Retail

More bosses let workers shop online during Cyber Monday

Dec 2, 2013
Companies say it's a morale booster and ensures that workers don't take the day off to shop at home.
Posted In: Cyber Monday, Retail, holiday shopping

A game plan to brave holiday shopping

Nov 29, 2013
Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour braves the holiday shopping crowds to find out how opening on Thanksgiving Day affected this year’s sales figures.
Posted In: shopping, Black Friday, guides, Retail

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