The retail numbers are out and it's not a promising kick-off for the back-to-school shopping season -- or our wardrobes. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports a lot of stimulus money went to food and gas, but not to our threads.
London brides are protesting outside HSBC in London. They're upset because a wedding gift service called Wrapit declared bankruptcy and didn't deliver their gifts. Scott Jagow talks to James Hall with the Daily Telegraph about why they're mad at HSBC.
While you're waiting for a flight, you and your wallet are a captive audience for retail shops. Commentator Moira Manion explains how working in the airport can give an employee's conscience a workout.
At a time when companies are struggling with high fuel costs and a slow economy, they're now also worried that pending legislation and other forces may be helping labor get organized. Steve Henn reports.
Not too long ago yarn shops were popping up in fashionable neighborhoods. But the fad has passed. Those still minding their knitting are buying most of their wares online, and that has some stores spinning a sad tale. Carolyn Adolph reports.