Barbie's turning 50. But she has bigger problems than just getting older. Sales of the iconic doll are down 21%. So parent company Mattel is hoping for a sales boost as it opens its first-ever Barbie megastore in China. Scott Tong reports.
Recession dressing? Sounds more like a cheap way to top a salad than a clothing-design movement. Kai Ryssdal speaks with fashion editor Kate Betts about how you might have to work a little harder to look good during the downturn.
Reader's Digest will be launching new titles to expand readership. The publication needs to come up with a more effective way to pay off its $2 billion debt. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into whether this is a smart move for the magazine.
Gross Domestic Product shrank 6.2% in the fourth quarter of 2008, much worse than the 3.8% the Commerce Department had predicted just a month ago. How did the government get it so wrong? Steve Henn reports.
Gap's sales began to struggle a few years before the recession was official. Today, issues like use of retail space and a cluttered market hurt Gap and other stores like Banana Republic. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
In this downturn, franchisees are defaulting on loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration in record amounts. That could have a huge impact on franchise lending in the future. Mitchell Hartman reports.