The aerospace, retail and porn industries are among the many seeking help from the bailout. With so much money being doled out, one line of reasoning goes: If we don't ask for it, someone else will. John Dimsdale reports.
The 2008 holiday shopping season was one of the worst ever. Retailers offered a lot of sales, but it didn't get people to hit up the stores. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, all those markdowns have created an expectation from consumers and put retailers in a bad spot.
Woolworth's will close its doors in the U.K. for the last time tomorrow, ending a legacy that spans 100 years. Stephen Beard spoke to customers in London who fondly recalled shopping at the store as children.
Lots of stores offered deep discounts on merchandise to lure shoppers this holiday season. But who will pay the price for those door-busting sales -- retailers or the companies who made the merchandise? Janet Babin reports.
The start of a new year is a great time to adopt a positive attitude, and no one needs that boost now more than consumers. But building up consumer confidence again could take awhile. Bob Moon reports 2009 will be a year of recovery.