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What makes us open our wallets

Dec 23, 2011
What is it about consumers that drives us to want so much stuff? You could blame Madison Avenue, but marketers alone can't make us open up our wallets to spend. Tess talks with author James Roberts about why we buy.
Posted In: shopping, spending

Mid-day Extra: Is vanity good for a city's economy?

Dec 20, 2011
A recent poll has found Miami to be the vainest city in the U.S., but could that be a good thing?
Posted In: Miami, shopping

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

Fire power

Dec 7, 2011
Mommy, what's this button do?
Posted In: Amazon, kindle fire, shopping

Mid-day Extra: Do malls still matter?

Dec 5, 2011
The list of the top five malls in America was recently released. But with booming online shopping sales, are malls still relevant?
Posted In: shopping, holiday shopping, Malls

Mobile apps increasingly replacing cash registers

Nov 25, 2011
The ability to conduct purchases on mobile devices is growing as apps develop, but traditional cash register companies are still making up the majority of the market.
Posted In: point-of-sale, mobile apps, shopping, Retail

Neuromarketing?

Nov 24, 2011
Biometrics and Black Friday.
Posted In: shopping, Black Friday, Science

The 10 Most Shopaholic Cities

Nov 7, 2011
With signs consumer spending is making a bit of a rebound, the website called Bundle did a little analysis. Which U.S. cities are the biggest fo...
Posted In: Retail, shopping

PayPal says check it out

Sep 15, 2011
PayPal showed off its new payment system yesterday to a select group of retailers.. The company is betting that merchants will be more likely to...
Posted In: nfc, paypal, shopping

Haven't you always wanted to buy Shakeweights and Snuggies from your phone?

Jul 1, 2011
As Seen on TV has a website and its own bricks-and-mortar stores, soon you'll be able to buy one of the company's 650 products from your cell phone...
Posted In: apps, shopping

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