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Malls are dead, long live the mall

Apr 17, 2014
Rick Caruso of The Grove says shopping centers are in the entertainment business.
Posted In: shopping mall, commercial real estate, Retail

What kind of shopping mall is successful today?

Dec 16, 2013
Malls have become more nimble, offering specialized services and experiences you can't find online.
Posted In: shopping mall, consumers, Retail

'Dead malls' get new life

Jul 5, 2013
Shopping malls around the country are dropping like flies. Roughly a third have trouble keeping the lights on.
Posted In: dead malls, Malls, shopping, shopping mall

South Korea mall says 'Hello shopper, nice to see you'

Oct 10, 2012
A mall in Seoul, South Korea is installing facial recognition cameras to read shoppers' gender and age in order to generate customized ads.
Posted In: South Korea, shopping mall, Taiwan, iOS6, Tech

Shopping mall vacancies slowly declining

Jan 9, 2012
Vacancies at malls were down at the end of 2011, in part because new construction has stalled.
Posted In: Malls, shopping mall, retail sales, commercial real estate

PODCAST: Geithner heads to China, techies head to Vegas

Jan 9, 2012
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on his way to Asia today with a goal of getting Japan and China on board with new economic sanctions against Iran, as tensions between that country and the U.S. continue to grow. The Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas and there will be plenty of hype and hooey regarding a zillion new tech products being displayed.
Posted In: Iran, shopping mall, Consumer Electronics Show

Recovery in sight for U.S. shopping malls

Jan 9, 2012
A sign the nation's economic health may be continuing to improve -- the real estate data company Reis reported today vacancies at shopping centers were down at the end of 2011. It's the first time that's happened in four years.
Posted In: shopping mall, retail sales

Marketplace Goes Shopping: A Special Report

Dec 16, 2011
Kai and crew broadcast live from the Citadel Outlets in sunny Commerce, Calif., to find out how shoppers are spending and how retailers are selling during this most-important holiday shopping season.
Posted In: shopping, Retail, shopping mall

MID-DAY UPDATE: Corporations have money. Why aren't they hiring?

Oct 7, 2010
U.S. companies have more cash on hand than they have in a while. They're using it for buying each other, buying their own stock... everything, it...
Posted In: food stamps, Michael Bloomberg, mid-day update, shopping mall, Unemployment