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Toys R Us To Stay Open For Days Leading Up To Christmas

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Looks like Santa and his elves will have to drink a lot of coffee this year to keep up with some of their corporate competitors. For the second str...

What People Buy On Black Friday -- And How That's Changing

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

With the economy on such shaky footing, Americans will likely shy away from the latest trends in presents this holiday season. Instead, expect consume...

Black Friday 2011: Millions More Plan To Shop This Year, Survey Finds

Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

Americans plan this year to go shopping in greater numbers on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year and unofficial kick-off the holiday s...

Finding Your Way to Loyalty

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

You must meet the wants, needs, and/or desires of your shopper and her consumers if you want to cultivate loyalty.

Banks Unlikely To Get Higher Debit Card Fee From Retailers

Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Dave Clarke) - Banks are hoping to win at least a small reprieve from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday when the central bank releases a fi...

10 Ways To Avoid Gift Card Fraud This Holiday Season

Wallet Pop | Laura Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gift cards are the most popular and requested item this holiday season, but so too are scams designed to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers. The ...

Even Savvy Shoppers Can Get Scammed -- Tips for the Holiday Shopping Season

David Gorodyansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Gorodyansky

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Well, it's supposed to be, but as holiday shopping amps up online, so does the threat of identity theft.

Defining Class in America: Has the Economic Crisis Brought Us Closer Together?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Curtis Valentine

Amid all the discussion about "Middle Class Tax Cuts" and the "War on the Middle Class," there has been little attention paid to the puzzling fact that Americans still do not have a hard and fast definition for middle class.

The Greed Olympics: Banks and Insurers Battle for the Gold

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Dreier

As the Greed Olympics heats up, it is time for Americans to stop being spectators. The President and Congress shouldn't be the only ones judging the competition and handing out the medals.

Analysts: Retail Will Not Improve In 2008

Reuters Via CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. chain stores, reeling from the slowest holiday shopping season in five years, got some more bad news Sunday: 2008 will not be any better and coul...

1 Million Small Businesses Are Now At Risk

Nanette Lepore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nanette Lepore

I don't know what they are thinking down there in Washington, but the truth is that small businesses will not be able to finance their situations without CIT.

Black Friday Sales Up, But Not A Good Barometer | Paul R. La Monica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Happy Cyber Monday! If the crowds on Black Friday were any indication, it looks like consumers will be busy surfing the Web for deep discounts as well...

Warning: Health Products Bought Online Potentially Stolen, Tainted

Los Angeles Times | Leslie Earnest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Popular health and beauty products sold on Internet auction sites could be stolen, tainted and possibly dangerous, according to a warning issued today...

How To Stay In The Red For Valentine's Day

MainStreet | Juliana Bunim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Valentine's Day is upon us, a time when we are encouraged to open up our hearts, and our wallets. While your honey may be coveting Balenciaga's (PPR...