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Mid-day Extra: Christian Louboutin battles YSL for its soles

Oct 21, 2011
Luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin filed an appeal this week to re-open a case it has against Yves Saint Laurent over what it sees as a copycat shoe.
Posted In: Retail, shoes, intellectual property

The return of the impulse buy

Oct 17, 2011
Retailers mix old approaches and new technologies so consumers can make quick decisions
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Walmart faces controversy in China

Oct 17, 2011
Walmart stores in the city of Chongqing, China, have been shut down after selling pork that was mislabeled "organic." But Walmart may be facing even bigger problems in the country.
Posted In: Retail

Gap has designs on expanding in China. Is it too late?

Oct 14, 2011
The Monitor Group's Torsten Stocker discusses the challenges Gap faces as it plans to close several U.S. stores by 2013 and triple its business in China.
Posted In: Retail

Jill Schlesinger: Retail therapy? Americans spend more but feel worse

Oct 14, 2011
My first boss once said to me: "Watch what they do and ignore what they say." He was referring to consumers, who despite telling pollsters that t...
Posted In: jill schlesinger, Occupy Wall Street, Retail, The Breakdown: Economy

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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