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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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Martha Stewart rejoins her company's board

Sep 26, 2011
The queen of all things home, imprisoned for five months for insider trading related charges, had also been barred from serving as a director.
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Sears turns to sublets

Sep 23, 2011
Sears, and sister store Kmart, take in roommates to help pay the rent.
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Back-to-school sales lag, a bad sign for holiday season

Sep 14, 2011
The Commerce Department released numbers today showing a poor back-to-school shopping season -- the second biggest season of the year.
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Retailers optimistic about holiday season

Sep 14, 2011
August sales numbers will give a good indication of what's ahead for stores in the winter.
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Targets swings high and lo

Sep 13, 2011
Designer meets deep discounts in a strategic double play.
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