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Hope for a 'Santa Claus' rally?

Nov 25, 2011
Black Friday is usually a good day for the markets. It's a short trading day and there's generally lots of excitement about the start of the holiday shopping season. Today, not so much.
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, holiday shopping

Retailers hope to get into your wallets sooner

Nov 25, 2011
Black Friday is not just a single day anymore, and neither is Cyber Monday. Retailers are rolling out promotions earlier.
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, holiday shopping, Cyber Monday

The truth about why we buy

Nov 25, 2011
Author James Roberts discusses the motivations behind our shopping habits, and the relationship between money and happiness.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail, happiness

Retailers hope customer service trumps technologies

Nov 23, 2011
As more and more consumers use smartphones and apps to find the best deals, brick and mortar retailers are ramping up customer service and expertise to gain an edge.
Posted In: Retail

Recession meanz Heinz

Nov 18, 2011
Squeezed by rising commodities prices and falling demand in the U.S., Heinz is responding by appealing to cost-conscious consumers
Posted In: recession, heinz, commodities, consumer, Retail, Food, ketchup, Earnings

Job searches, style changes drive apparel sales

Nov 16, 2011
Apparel sales are up, and this time it's men who are buying more. Retailers say the need to dress for job searches are driving men to shop more.
Posted In: sales, Retail, apparel, recession, job search, Jobs

Retail analysts say consumers are dipping into savings

Nov 15, 2011
NPD Group analyst Marshall Cohen says if debt deal isn't reached, consumers could pull back because of "distractions." But consumers will shop early -- and online.
Posted In: Retail, consumer spending

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.
Posted In: Retail

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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