Tomorrow, Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's will be handing out freebies, part of a marketing trend to draw cash-strapped customers into stores. It works, apparently. Customers think it's fun and come back. Stacey Vanek-Smith has more.
Wal-Mart says sales have started to follow the pay cycle -- trailing off as money runs out before the next paycheck comes. And Bank of America is seeing more people paying for basics with credit cards. Janet Babin reports on families feeling the pinch.
Although the cost of feed is soaring, the cost of chicken has barely budged this year. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that chicken producers would love to raise their prices like everyone else, but are held back by retailers.
Next week, the government releases its consumer price index for April, so we'll get to see just how high the cost of living has jumped, right? But economists aren't predicting a big jump in the cpi. Nancy Marshall Genzer asks why.
Best Buy has purchased a $2 billion stake in British retailer Carphone Warehouse. The two companies plan to open electronic superstores across Europe. This will be a first. From London, Stephen Beard has more.
In Garland, Texas, today, Wal-Mart opened its first superstore targeted to Hispanic customers. Wal-Mart wanted to meet the need of the surrounding community. It's stocked with tortillas, Spanish movies and games. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.