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The future of USPS, delivered by UPS

Nov 11, 2011
The CEO of UPS, Scott Davis, talks about the troubles of the U.S. Postal Service, and how it and the rest of economy is affecting the shipping business.
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Economists say consumers will start spending

Nov 11, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is up today. The U.S. consumer - that beaten-down, bedraggled, hopeless character - seems to be getting a shot of opt...
Posted In: consumers, Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail

Thursday is the new black

Nov 10, 2011
Walmart moved Black Friday up to Thursday night. Some dedicated shoppers must now choose between Thanksgiving dinner and bargain hunting.
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Retailers introduce interactive 'shopping walls'

Nov 9, 2011
Stores like Sears and Wal-Mart are debuting walls where shoppers can scan QR codes and make purchases with their phones.
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The 10 Most Shopaholic Cities

Nov 7, 2011
With signs consumer spending is making a bit of a rebound, the website called Bundle did a little analysis. Which U.S. cities are the biggest fo...
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Attention Walmart shoppers!

Nov 4, 2011
It's just the beginning of November, but Walmart and other retailers are already trying to get a head start on holiday season shopping with a big sale three weeks before Black Friday.
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Mid-day Extra: One-stop holiday shopping

Nov 3, 2011
Banana Republic has teamed up with the California winery Clos du Bois to sell two limited edition bottles.
Posted In: Retail, wine, holiday shopping

Crisis means less for traders and shoppers

Nov 2, 2011
The U.K. isn't in the eurozone, but the effects of the euro crisis are hitting London's street markets, and the wallets of the people who shop there.
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Mid-day Extra: Spending is unleashed on pets

Nov 2, 2011
In a time of belt-tightening, why are Americans spending more on their pets?
Posted In: Retail, pets

Brides to run no more at Filene's Basement

Nov 2, 2011
There's news today that there will be no more "Running Of The Brides" and it has the Marketplace Daily Pulse running on borrowed air today. The ...
Posted In: Retail, wedding

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