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These 21 Failed Chain Stores Aren't Fooling Anyone

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business

They used to house fast food and discount goods, but now...

Lessons From Circuit City

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

In business, you need to make important decisions quickly and with the best information available. Many decisions involve taking risks with variables that are impossible to control.

The Faithful Shopper: Retail Lost and Found

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The end of this year also marks the end of the decade, and so it seems appropriate to look back at how New York City retail has changed over these very dramatic 10 years.

Capo's Drive-By Sighting Outs Cohort as FBI Informant

Jerry Capeci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerry Capeci

Memo to FBI agents: It's not a good idea to meet your informants out on the street, right near the Bureau's office.

Circuit City Plane Crash Settlement Reached

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Court records say family members who sued over a fatal Colorado crash of a jet owned by Circuit City Stores Inc. have reached settlemen...

Creating a workforce

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

If you regularly read this blog, you may have already read about the Reconnect program. Reconnect began in 2004 when Goodwill first partnered with Del...

PHOTOS: The Brand Graveyard - 17 Household Names That Fell Victim To The Recession

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here lies a leading big box electronics retailer, an iconic photography mainstay and a host of once ubiquitous consumer brands. In the interest o...

How to Face Your Company's Mortality

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Ashkenas

Cross-posted from Harvard Business Online One corporate drama playing out in the news is the fate of Saab -- a now-orphan division of General Motors ...

Circuit City seeks to sell brand, Web site

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. — Circuit City Stores Inc. hopes to sell its brand, trademarks and e-commerce business to Systemax Inc., the same company that pur...

Will Your Future Be Changed By The Bad Economy...or Something Even Bigger?

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lee Stranahan

Understanding the difference between the bad economy and the changing economy could be the key difference between just squeaking by in tough tough times and prospering.

Circuit City Closes Sunday

Bloomberg | Carlyn Kolker and Erik Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

March 6 (Bloomberg) -- Circuit City Stores Inc. will finish its going-out-of-business sales by March 8, earlier than the bankrupt company, once the se...

Circuit City Liquidation: 567 US Stores Closing

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM and VINNEE TONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Circuit City became the largest retailer to fall victim to the expanding financial crisis Friday, announcing it will shut down its remaining 567 U.S. ...

How To Buy All Your Holiday Gifts At Going-Out-Of-Business Sales

Slate Magazine | Noreen Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Many people greeted the recent news that several major retailers are going out of business by pondering what this means for the broader U.S. economy. ...

Black Friday Circuit City Hoax Ruffles Deal-Seeking Feathers

Black Friday Ad Hoaxes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Black Friday ads have bargain hunters in a tizzy this week, but it was a Circuit City, Future and Best Buy hoax that ruffled the most feathers. A v...

To Gift Card or Not

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roseanne Colletti

To Gift Card or Not A gift card is a beautiful thing. One size fits all, unlike a swimsuit that is guaranteed not to fit anywhere you want it to...

Paul Simon's Lyrics & The Case Of The Vanishing Compact Disc

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The problem of compact discs disappearing from the marketplace is worse than it was only a year ago. Store buyers just ain't a-buyin' from the labels, and it's looking grim all over.

iPhone Number One in 3Q: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 11, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

According to a study by the NPD group, Apple's iPhone has overthrown Motorola's RAZR as the most popular selling phone during the third quarter. The...

Circuit City Store Closings List

Associated Content | Sylvia Cochran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Circuit City Store Closings List The store closing list released by Circuit City and dated 11-03 is substantial. It cuts down the number of operating...

Circuit City Bankruptcy: Electronics Giant Files For Chapter 11 Protection

AP | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM and VINNEE TONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. -- Circuit City Stores Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday heading into the busy holiday season as analysts question whether ...

Circuit City Closing 20% Of U.S. Stores To Save Cash

Silicon Alley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here come the closeout sales: Circuit City (CC) says it's shuttering 155 of its 721 U.S. stores, or about 20%, to save cash. The declining electronics...

Obama Would Create Cabinet Level Technology Officer

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

If elected President, Barack Obama would create the first-ever Cabinet level Chief Technology Officer. Obama thinks that the US is not doing nearly ...

Steve Zaillian's The Grand Bazaar

One For The Table | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
One For The Table

Strangest of all, there are, separated only by the prairies of asphalt, four mattress stores: Mattress Depot, Select Comfort, America's Mattress, and Sleep Country USA.

Microsoft To Deploy "Gurus" To Stores Like Best Buy, Circuit City

AP | RACHEL METZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK _ As part of its new $300 million marketing campaign and image makeover, Microsoft Corp. plans to deploy its own customer-service representat...

Carl Icahn Prepared To Buy Circuit City

AP | MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Consumer electronics retailer Circuit City Stores said Friday that it will allow Blockbuster to review its books in connection with t...

Blockbuster's Questionable Bid for Circuit City

Scott Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Anthony

Combining Blockbuster and Circuit City seems like a pretty bad idea. Each company has distinct strategic issues to address. A merger could very well distract them from the task at hand at the exact worst time.