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Major retailers team up for mobile payment plan

Aug 15, 2012
We've got news this morning that a group of major retailers, including Walmart, Target and 7-Eleven, are teaming up to create their own network for mobile payments. It's one more way for stores to draw you closer -- and get a jump on outsiders, like Google.
Posted In: mobile payments, Walmart, Retail

Shoes are the heart of department stores

Aug 14, 2012
Macy's has opened the biggest shoe section in the world. Like other New York department stores, Macy's sees shoes as the hook for women shoppers.
Posted In: Retail, Macy's, shoes

Retail sales move up, Groupon sputters

Aug 14, 2012
Retail sales were up 0.8 percent last month; the first uptick in four months.
Posted In: Retail, groupon

Retail sales up for first time in four months

Aug 14, 2012
Retail sales in the U.S. jumped by almost a percent last month. That was the first uptick in four months, as consumers spent their money on everything from cars to electronics.
Posted In: Retail, consumer

What we can learn from JCPenney's loss

Aug 10, 2012
JCPenney's sales were down 22 percent last quarter -- blamed in large part on the company's new pricing strategy. What's next for the retailer?
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail

JCPenney reports second quarter of big losses

Aug 10, 2012
JCPenney is reporting big losses today. Sales were down almost 22 percent last quarter. That's the second straight quarter of steep declines.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail, retail sales

Back-to-school already in swing at stores

Aug 7, 2012
Department stores try to get school shoppers in the doors earlier.
Posted In: Retail, back to school

Shopping in the man cave

Jul 27, 2012
A New York grocery store creates a special space just for men.
Posted In: Retail, men, New York

How credit card fee reform impacts consumers

Jul 16, 2012
This morning we've been looking at the impact of the largest antitrust class action settlement in U.S. history. The major credit card companies as well as the big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers for alleged collusion of credit card fees.
Posted In: Credit card, Retail, fees

U.S. retail sales slipped again in June

Jul 16, 2012
Reports from the Commerce Department show that retail sales are down for the third straight month. They slipped a half percent in June.
Posted In: consumer, commerce, Retail

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