Feb 23, 2012
This week we're finding out how department stores have been faring. Macy's and Saks are in good shape; today, Kohl's says its yearly sales rose. Department stores can tell us a lot about the health of the economy -- at least part of it.
Feb 21, 2012
Walmart boosted U.S. sales in the latest quarter, but shoppers were drawn to lower-priced products and that hit profit margins.
Feb 14, 2012
The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Feb 10, 2012
Ever wondered why a few scraps of cloth end up costing $5,000 on the catwalk? Or how designers manage to sell a $5,000 dress for just a few hundred bucks in stores like Target? Tess Vigeland pulls back the curtain on the fashion biz.
Feb 1, 2012
JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson, formerly of Target and Apple, explains how he hopes to move the company forward -- in part by looking back to the heyday of department stores.
Jan 17, 2012
Store employees say they must fight for hours and work unpredictable shifts, and still can't make a living, according to a union survey.
Jan 13, 2012
Apple gets cozy with Target
Jan 12, 2012
Despite concerns over a still-fragile economy, consumers pushed retail sales to a new record in 2011.
Dec 27, 2011
Sears and Kmart plan to eliminate as many as 120 stores. Analysts wonder if their hedge fund owner really understands the retail biz.