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Chris Low: Retail sales could follow same pattern as previous months

Oct 14, 2011
Chris Low, chief economist with FTN Finacnial, tells us why the markets are liking the retail sales numbers out today, and what his peers think about the Occupy protest.
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Car, department store sales up

Oct 14, 2011
Retail sale numbers are up this morning, including a surprising burst in the amount of spending at department stores across the country, as well as a rise in auto sales.
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Barbie goes global: Mattel income up on worldwide sales

Oct 14, 2011
There are thousands of happy children around the world today, and one happy toy company. Southern California based Mattel Inc. reported that wor...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail, toys

Jill Schlesinger on retail sales and Occupy Wall Street

Oct 14, 2011
We hear from Jill Schlesinger about the good news in retail sales, and what Wall Street types are saying about the protesters.
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How a consumer revolt works

Oct 13, 2011
Consumers have spoken out recently against changes being made at Netflix and Bank of America, but only one of the revolts worked. What makes the difference?
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Columbus Day sales

Oct 10, 2011
If you believe the posters and TV ads, Columbus Day sales bring in the bucks. But plenty of people don't get the day off and lots don't even know it's a holiday.
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Grocers take back the checkout lane

Oct 10, 2011
Grocery chains around the country are discontinuing self-checkout lanes for being inconvenient and pricey.
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Hiring up for the holidays

Oct 5, 2011
The department store Kohl's is hiring 40,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. That's up five percent from last year. Macy's, JC Penney and Meij...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Retail, The Breakdown: Economy

Family Dollar stores ramping up

Sep 28, 2011
Family Dollar beat fourth quarter expectations and plans to open up to 500 new outlets next year. The chain has a recipe for what it's doing.
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Mid-priced retail to suffer in hourglass economy

Sep 28, 2011
Coming into the economic downturn's fourth holiday season, dollar stores and high-end retail are looking to fare better than the middle.
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