We're all salespeople, so don't sell yourself short

Mar 8, 2013
A look at the art and science of selling yourself -- something author Daniel Pink says we all do in one way or another.

Discount shoppers rejoice! Penney's in sales surrender

Jan 30, 2013
A year ago, retailer J.C. Penney announced a new strategy to cut so-called "everyday" prices by about 40 percent, while reducing the number of sales a month. The company has had to walk back those plans as shoppers remained addicted to sales.

Getting advertised sale price easier said than done

Sep 14, 2012
David Segal, a.k.a. The Haggler at the New York Times has a cautionary tale for those looking for great deals.
A woman looks into the window of a store advertising summer sales. Although the sales prices are printed on paper, it may be difficult to actually buy an item on sale.
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Furniture sales growth strongest since 2000

Mar 14, 2012
Furniture sales last month were 8.3 percent higher than a year earlier, and that could mean good news for the overall economy.

Stores offer many happy non-returns

Dec 26, 2011
Some post-holiday shoppers today will take advantage of a little-known policy at several stores that offers money back on items purchased before Christmas that have since been discounted

Job searches, style changes drive apparel sales

Nov 16, 2011
Apparel sales are up, and this time it's men who are buying more. Retailers say the need to dress for job searches are driving men to shop more.
Suits are offered for sale at a Jos. A. Bank store March 18, 2009 in Chicago, Ill
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Green v. Green : Environment v. Sales

Oct 5, 2010
This final note today. A lesson in how going green can come with some corporate pitfalls. Frito Lay announced today it's getting rid of the plant...

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