Home Depot has been trying to build momentum for when the housing slump finally turns around. But Renita Jablonski reports homeowners aren't making home improvements beyond what's necessary, and that hurts business.
Sears, JCPenny and other stores are re-branding to appeal to a younger clientele. Sears even sought image advice from MTV. Nancy Farghalli reports that the new looks are ready for back-to-school shoppers.
As many as six banks are said to have agreed to buy back securities from the failed auction-rate market as part of a settlement with federal regulators. Is a global settlement in the works? Bob Moon reports.
Some consumers are pushing their carts away from more expensive natural and organic brand names. So the Safeway grocery chain is offering its cheaper organic label -- even for competitors' shelves. Renita Jablonski reports.
The retail numbers are out and it's not a promising kick-off for the back-to-school shopping season -- or our wardrobes. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports a lot of stimulus money went to food and gas, but not to our threads.
London brides are protesting outside HSBC in London. They're upset because a wedding gift service called Wrapit declared bankruptcy and didn't deliver their gifts. Scott Jagow talks to James Hall with the Daily Telegraph about why they're mad at HSBC.