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Gift fair tests mood for holiday shopping

Aug 17, 2011
Gift businesses by the thousands brave economic angst to gather in New York for a trade show. It's the last big buying opportunity for the holidays.
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Wholesale prices on the rise

Aug 17, 2011
The producer price index rose in July at its fastest clip in six months. That's not necessarily bad. What inflation rate implies a healing economy?
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How long can Walmart remain the low-price leader?

Aug 17, 2011
With the changing economy, mega-retailer Walmart faces a price competition from higher -- and lower-priced stores
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Walmart earnings up, but not upbeat

Aug 16, 2011
Profits from overseas fuel the company while U.S. sales lag
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Can retail weather the latest economic swings?

Aug 12, 2011
Deepening economic woes could start to take a toll on retail bottom lines
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Pending a takeover, Clorox's multiple brands come into question

Aug 3, 2011
Besides selling bleach, Clorox also owns Glad trash bags and Hidden Valley salad dressing, among others. Analysts say those brands might do better if they were sold off
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Borders begins its final sale

Jul 22, 2011
Borders launched a going-out-of-business sale at its 399 stores after failing to find a path to exit bankruptcy. All books and furniture must go!
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What Borders' liquidation could mean for competitors

Jul 19, 2011
If Borders closes all its stores, competing bookstores like Barnes & Noble will probably suffer through some short-term pain.
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Clorox, meet your activist investor

Jul 15, 2011
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has offered to buy Clorox for $10 billion, which would give him a major say in the company's fiscal operations.
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For some companies, the suburban landscape is losing its shine

Jul 7, 2011
United Airlines is headed out of the Chicago suburbs and into the city -- one of a rash of companies to do so. Tony Arnold explains.
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