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How I Accidentally Taught My Son Entitlement Instead of Gratitude

Andrea Marlene | Posted 02.12.2017 | Parents
Andrea Marlene

When my oldest son was a toddler, taking him out of the house was a nightmare. He didn't like to be dragged along on boring errands so he would whine ...

Don't Give Up the Home Phone!

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

No doubt some millennial whippersnapper will ask why, if you have a cell, anyone needs a wired home phone. Okay, maybe one line for fax but an actual non-battery table-top phone -- no way.

Walmart And Whole Foods Are Slowly Killing Traditional Supermarkets

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business

The days of buying all of your food at a local grocery store are coming to an end. And that could be a problem for the supermarket industry. The sh...

'Dollar' Stores Aren't Actually The Cheapest Stores

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

Just because a store has the word “dollar” in the name doesn’t mean it’s actually the cheapest place to shop. A typical basket of goods at...

Many Americans Can No Longer Afford The Dollar Store

Quartz | Matt Phillips | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Quartz At first glance, the fortunes of American families have significantly improvement recently. Household net worth has rebounded back to roughl...

Dave Jamieson

Ralph Nader: 'Dollar General's Treatment Of Low­-Wage Workers Is Shameful' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader sent a withering letter to the chief executive of Dollar General on Mond...

Kim Bhasin

Family Dollar: The Shutdown Is Wreaking Havoc On Poor Americans | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business

The ongoing government shutdown is taking its toll on Americans at the margins, the chief executive of Family Dollar said this week. "The threat of...

Huffington Magazine This Week: Disposable Workers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, we take a close look at the booming dollar-store business, where the labor comes almost as cheap as the off-brand laundry detergent.

Huffington Issue 69: Dollar Stores, Unplanned Babies And More

Posted 10.01.2013 | Business

In this week's Huffington magazine, we examine the dark side of a booming business: "dollar stores." It is an industry that is creating new jobs almos...

Sasha Belenky

Tennis History, Trent Reznor's Return, Walmart's Rivals & More Must Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

1. For Love Of The Game With the U.S. Open in full swing this week, magazines are serving up a heavy dose of tennis coverage. In The New Yorker, La...

Dave Jamieson

Worse Than Walmart? | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.25.2013 | Business

Dawn Hughey had worked at Dollar General for just four months when she was named manager of a store in the Detroit suburbs in 2009. Having recently mo...

Eleazar David Melendez

Behind Stock Market Record, Companies Profit From Income Inequality | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

Behind the headlines of record stock market highs this week is a more complex story of the inequality that characterizes the American economy. Comp...

Family Dollar Execs: Shoppers Couldn't Afford Toys This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 01.03.2013 | Business

For the poorest Americans, this year's holiday season offered little respite from the lingering Great Recession. Despite signs that the American econo...

The Post Office and the Dollar Store: A Common Sense Holiday Tale

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

Some lawmakers and people in big media have promoted the notion that since the U.S. Post Office is losing money, it must be privatized.

Struggling Americans Avoiding All But Essential Items At Dollar Stores

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Some Americans have become concerned enough about their finances that even a spending spree at the local dollar store now seems excessive. Followi...

Dollar Stores Are Taking Walmart's Lunch Money

Daily Finance | Mercedes Cardona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Thrifty shoppers looking for low prices on basics are frequently passing up the big boxes of Walmart for the tighter aisles of their local dollar stor...

Dollar Stores Show Biggest Gain In Shopper Visits | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dollar stores have shown the biggest gain in shopper visits over the last year out of all the retailers that sell basic consumer goods, according to m...

Savvy Santa: Buying Luxury at the Dollar Store?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Andrea Chalupa

If it's more or less the same stuff, why don't we all just shop at the dollar store, especially when it comes to our long holiday shopping lists?