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Attention shoppers: It's the holidays

Dec 4, 2007
A new survey out shows shoppers aren't shopping much so far this holiday season, and the ones who are have mainly been looking for bargains. And high gas prices aren't the only thing to blame. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Luxury report card called unsatisfactory

Nov 29, 2007
Britain's World Wildlife Fund has ranked 10 luxury brands and found they were C students at best. But the conservation group's study isn't getting high marks, either. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Sears profits go into free fall

Nov 29, 2007
Retailer blames 3rd-quarter profit drop of 99% on a warm October that depressed outerwear sales and increased competition. But the company admits it has a lot to improve on. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Another hit to U.S. oil supplies

Nov 29, 2007
Of all the things the oil markets need, a nudge toward more volatility is not one of them. But that's what happened with a pipeline explosion on Wednesday. Two workers were killed and a key route for Canadian crude into the Midwest was crippled. Bob Moon puts the pieces together.
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Verizon to open network to more phones

Nov 27, 2007
Verizon Wireless says it's going to give consumers more choice of cell phones. It plans to open up access to its network in 2008. And it's bound to have company. Janet Babin reports.
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There's only one Burger King in this town

Nov 27, 2007
For 50 years, the Burger King in Mattoon, Ill., has been a favorite spot. And thanks to a judge's ruling, that other Burger King has had to keep its distance. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

Low numbers mean more deals for you

Nov 26, 2007
Retailers have been promoting aggressive deals to balance out the bad news on their bottom lines. Jaime Bedrin shows us what tactics companies are employing to win customers and what deals will be particularly good.
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Parents won't toy with Christmas

Nov 26, 2007
With so many big-name toy recalls this year, parents have had to be extra cautious about safety. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports that most won't change their shopping habits, because they don't want to be seen as a Grinch.
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Teaming up online to buy in bulk

Nov 23, 2007
What if, in order to get a discount on an item, you could join a group of shoppers to buy that product in bulk. Some Internet start-ups hope that kind of online buying will be the next big thing. Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

Ready for business to land in his lap

Nov 23, 2007
The real Santa Claus was too busy to talk to Marketplace about the holiday season, but we found one of his stand-ins at a nearby mall. He explained how he works and how wish lists are changing.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

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