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'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...

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion

AP | By CANDICE CHOI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for...

Family Dollar's Biggest Problem In 3 Photos And A Vine

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business

In a time when many discount stores are thriving, one big dollar store is having a rough time of it. That would be the North Carolina-based discou...

These 11 Stores Are Addicted To Selling Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business

CVS made a landmark announcement Wednesday that its 7,600 stores will stop selling tobacco products by October. That's a big deal. The company admitte...

Food Stamp Cuts So Devastating Even Walmart Is Too Expensive

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business

Walmart struggled at the end of last year. But according to the retailer's new estimations, it wasn’t because people didn’t want to buy. It was be...

Hot Damn! Lingerie Goes Country

Bill_Robinson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Small Business
Bill_Robinson

I don't know about you, but the idea of attending a fashion show much less Fashion Week in NYC, makes me start to look for a rafter from which I can hang myself. This would be my worst case scenario:

Kim Bhasin

Family Dollar: The Shutdown Is Wreaking Havoc On Poor Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Dave Jamieson

Worse Than Walmart?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Police Have Suspect In Dollar Store Double Murder

Posted 07.24.2013 | Detroit

Dearborn, Mich. police will arraign a suspect Wednesday who they accuse of committing a brutal double murder of two young clerks working at a Family D...

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...

Store Sells Shopper Laxative-Spiked Soda

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.19.2012 | Money

Talk about crappy customer service. A prank meant for an employee at a Family Dollar store in Kansas City, Missouri, took a wrong turn in September...

Where Are You Buying Your Groceries?

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

Where do you shop and why?

Desperate Consumers Lining This Company's Pockets

Flickr user daysofthundr46 | Alice Hines | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Dollar stores are thriving in this weak recovery as struggling Americans look for deals on the basics. Dollar Tree, the nation's third largest doll...

Alice Hines

Dollar Stores' Cheap Food Expansion Hits Not-In-My-Backyard Neighbors

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

With food prices rising and incomes going nowhere, dollar stores are thriving, luring squeezed customers -- many from the middle class -- with discoun...

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

nytimes.com | 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...

Robber Thwarted By Equipment Malfunction

The Gazette | JAKOB RODGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A man's plans to rob a Colorado Springs business were foiled Monday by a cash register that malfunctioned. A clerk at Family Dollar, 3069 S. Academ...

Toy Dart Gun RECALL: Family Dollar Recalls 1.8 Million Toys

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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Four-Year-Old Breaks Into Store To Play With Toys (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scroll down for video BEAUMONT, Texas - Police called to a variety store by a burglar alarm overnight found a toddler inside, playing with the toys. ...