Amazon is trimming some profit off high-end salons

Sep 28, 2017
Hair products once sold only in salons are now offered online. Salons are relying on customer relationships to sell the merchandise.
Companies used to sell their high-end hair care products only in salons and stores. But they found their products were being sold online, whether they wanted them to be or not.  
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Inside the booming collectible market for sneakers

Dec 15, 2016
It's a red hot market, with investors and collectors alike.




Limited edition sneakers are popular but they also have a troubled past. A close up of artist Gary Simmons's 1193 piece Lineup at the Whitney Museum of art where sneakers, dazzlingly presented in metallic gold, are placed against a police line up chart. 






 
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UPS is betting big on software this holiday season

Dec 8, 2016
The company says technology will help it deliver 700 million packages
Nafis Muhammad is a driver for UPS in New Jersey. A few months ago, his delivery center started using a software program that dictates the order that packages must be delivered in, with locations. That makes the job a whole lot easier.
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Best Buy beats expectations big time

Aug 23, 2016
Unlike many of its rivals, the consumer electronics chain is doing well

Why nobody buys movie tickets online

Feb 16, 2015
It costs extra. And mostly, you don't need an advance ticket to get in.

Markets brace for July sales figures

Aug 12, 2013
Checking in with the summer consumer

Yard sale or online auction: The best way to get cash for clutter

Jul 5, 2013
Summer is the perfect time to get rid of your unwanted items, but is it more lucrative to sell stuff online or at a traditional a yard sale?

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Fast-fashion H&M slow to take its clothes online

Jun 19, 2013
Fast-fashion retailer H&M took a long time to start online sales in the U.S. When you start late, you have to get it right.