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A Google search for every site

Jul 17, 2007
The search-engine juggernaut launches a new service that allows individual websites to use the famed Google search engine as their own. Janet Babin reports.
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Retail's down, consumer hopes are up?

Jul 13, 2007
The Commerce Department said June retail sales posted their steepest drop in nearly two years compared to May. Yet, at the same time, consumers said they're more optimistic about the economy and their pocketbooks. Jill Barshay sorts it out.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

This trend doesn't come cheap

Jul 13, 2007
The new brand A Bathing Ape is the latest fashion craze for urban teens. Youth Radio's Ayesha Walker loves to shop, but she's not so hot on the high price for a hooded sweatshirt, and the fact that kids wearing them are targeted for theft.
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Will CEO's postings hurt merger effort?

Jul 12, 2007
The Federal Trade Commission has been trying to block organic grocery chain Whole Foods from buying rival Wild Oats, and it may have the ammunition it needs from CEO John Mackey's fondness for online chatter. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Retail

I'll wear what she's wearing

Jul 12, 2007
A powerful public relations campaign is saving clothing company Steve & Barry's millions in advertising, thanks to the star appeal of Sarah Jessica Parker. Jill Barshay explores what makes such outreach so successful.
Posted In: Retail

Cadbury finds itself in a sticky mess

Jul 11, 2007
Cadbury Schweppes is set to be sentenced by a British court for hygiene offenses, after it knowingly sold chocolate contaminated with salmonella. Stephen Beard takes a look at the case's impact on Cadbury's squeaky clean image.
Posted In: Retail

Levi's may be dressed up to go public

Jul 11, 2007
After almost a decade of saggy performance, Levi Strauss is looking a lot more fit these days. And that's sparking speculation that the jeans maker could be in a position to go public again. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson goes behind the seams.
Posted In: Retail, Wall Street

From big boxes to small niches

Jul 9, 2007
Tom Stemberg, founder of office-supply giant Staples, unveiled today a new venture capital fund. It will focus on retail start-ups that are just about the opposite of the type of store he pioneered. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing, Retail

Another recall hits toys made in China

Jul 6, 2007
China has been struggling to address growing concerns about the safety of its products. And this week U.S. officials recalled three more toys made in China for potential health hazards. Amy Scott reports.
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Europe's fashionistas are changing

Jul 6, 2007
Trendsetters in Old Europe are spending more of their style dollars on MP3 players and cell phones and less on the clothes they wear, but clothing sales are up in the E.U.'s newest member states. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

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