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Getting into the ring over cockfighting

Feb 9, 2007
Amazon carries two cockfighting magazines on its site, so the Humane Society is suing the online retail giant. Amazon refuses to take them down as a matter of free speech.
Posted In: Crime, Retail

If you still want that Prius . . .

Feb 8, 2007
The hybrid Prius is a bit of a harder sell today than it was last year, when inflated gas prices inspired greener-minded car buyers. Sarah Gardner reports on Toyota's push to increase sales.
Posted In: Retail

Price check on health care costs

Feb 7, 2007
The rising cost of health insurance is creating some strange bedfellows. Today, Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott stood beside labor union representatives advocating approaches they could all live with. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Health, Retail

Wal-Mart tries for lead role in movie downloads

Feb 6, 2007
The discount giant is getting into the online movie business, offering downloads for less than the competition. But, as Pat Loeb reports, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll be a hit.
Posted In: Retail

Tesco's coming to town

Jan 31, 2007
The British retailer is the world's fifth largest and it's opening its first U.S. store later this year under the name Fresh and Easy. Jeff Tyler has details.
Posted In: Canada, Retail

Debit overdraft fees hit record high

Jan 25, 2007
Researchers say banks used to reject debit and ATM overdrafts and they have the technology to warn you, but they're intentionally zapping debit-card customers because people are writing — and bouncing — fewer and fewer checks.
Posted In: Retail

Sunshine State to benefit from citrus freeze

Jan 17, 2007
The dark cloud of freezing temperatures that has devastated California's citrus crops has a silver lining — for Florida. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Retail

Netflix delivers to your PC

Jan 16, 2007
No need to wait for the mail to get the next DVD on your queue. Netflix will soon begin offering film downloads online — but there are limits to the new service. Nancy Marshall Genzer has details.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Banks want you!

Jan 15, 2007
Keep your old customers close, but your new customers closer. Banks are rolling out the perks to get you to switch alliances. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Retail

For retailers, it was a holiday season after all

Jan 12, 2007
Despite the usual concerns about consumer spending voiced before the holidays, the Commerce Department reported today that retail sales rose in December — to the highest level in five months. Alisa Roth has more.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

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