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Posted 11.18.2013 | Home

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Dollars to Digits: What is The Future of Money?

Lisa Falzone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Lisa Falzone

Today, integrated iPad POS and mobile technologies are able to bring people's online wallets -- services like PayPal and Google Wallet -- into the physical world, forever altering the retail landscape. Consumers have more options at savvy establishments, from cash to cards, to the existing balances in their online PayPal account -- and retailers around the world rejoiced.

Hillary Clinton Could Win All 50 States Running Against Banana Republicans in 2016

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Hillary Clinton represents to voters the ability to lead, the ability to govern, and the ability to grow the economy. If she runs against the Banana Republicans, who are so unpopular today, she could actually win all 50 states in November 2016. That's a happy prospect indeed, for Democrats.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car: A Lesson in Reach

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

All you have to do is REACH! to create an extraordinary and unanticipated experience for your customer and everything else will fall into place

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...

Home-related retail sales building

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.26.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held retailers of home-related goods and materials are seeing strong sales growth, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial informa...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Score Another Victory Against Bain Capital-Owned Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

Giving a boost to a budding organizing campaign, workers at a Guitar Center store in Chicago voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store ...

My Mid-Summer Bummer

Blake Kernen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

If you're really having a great summer don't go to Staples. I did and what I saw sent me running for the door. Back-to school stuff was everywhere. Notepads, pencils, pens, even protractors, all piled up to the ceiling. It was a big slap in my face that summer doesn't last forever.

Now Hiring?!

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.25.2013 | Style
Eddie Parsons

Window shopping through the Meatpacking District of Manhattan there is one trend that every designer has opted for this season: "Now Hiring" signage. This is interesting to me because it seems as if the art of being a retailer is dying.

Buy This, Not That: Summer Essentials

GalTime | Posted 09.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
GalTime

Summer is here and there's no better time to hit the outlets and shopping malls for a little retail therapy. You know you can find summer chic on the cheap, but some buys are better than others during the warm season.

America's Most Common Job Pays Less Than $26,000 Per Year

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

America's most common job just doesn't pay very well. Roughly 4.3 million Americans worked as retail salespeople as of last May, according to data ...

Dow Winning Streak Contineus

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, with the Dow rising for the ninth straight session to another record and the S&P 5...

Here's One Thing Americans Refuse To Cut Back On

Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Americans may be cutting back on extras, but they’re still racing to buy guns. Feeling pinched by the end of the payroll tax cut, high gas prices...

Trick To Getting Deals On Clothes, From Jill Cataldo (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

Coupons aren't the only way to get big savings on non-grocery items. Coupon Expert Jill Cataldo told me how to follow the sales cycles for clothing w...

Jill Cataldo With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

This week on Mondays With Marlo, I was joined by Coupon Expert Jill Cataldo who gave us so many useful tips and tricks for getting big savings on gro...

Washington Idiocy Pinches Consumers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of First Business Interactions

Ian Altman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

You are looking for a specific item. You go to the store. The overzealous salesperson approaches you and asks if they can help you. You respond with "No thanks, just looking." But why do you do that? Each salesperson has an approach that is either the Good, the Bad, or the Ugly.

What Can the French Retail Snobs Learn From the Rest of the World?

Eddie Parsons | Posted 04.21.2013 | Style
Eddie Parsons

Elite or sophisticated, I can understand because there is a vanity in each of us that yearns to feel special. But with all the barriers in the world breaking down through the Internet or mass travel can snob appeal in retail survive?

Jillian Berman

Looming Economic Danger

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama painted a picture of a nation finally on the mend from the anxiety-provoking economic wo...

U.S. Economy Finally in Recovery

Harlan Green | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

With tax rates returning to more normal levels from the rollback of Bush era tax cuts, and Republicans giving up on denying debt ceiling increases until April in order to force government spending cuts, there seem to be very few domestic factors to hold back more robust growth.

5 Retail Technology Approaches to Combat Showrooming

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

A growing number of shoppers are researching their purchases in-store then buying later online, which would be fine if the sale went to that retailer. But when it goes to Amazon or a competitor, it means the store served as an unpaid showroom.

Top Retail Buzzwords for 2013: Omnichannel, Personalization, Mobile

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

A record 27,000 retailers and technology vendors converged in NYC this week for the National Retail Federation's Big Show. On the heels of a modest holiday retail season -- up only 3 percent year over year -- three keywords dominated.

The Inevitable Failure of "Sales Tax Only" State Revenue Plans

Duncan Quirk | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

Putting aside the debates between the effectiveness supply-side economics and whether an increase in sales tax would disproportionately negatively impact the poor, state sales tax only plans cannot make up for the lost revenue under current laws. The reason?

Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From A Department Store Sales Clerk

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Amanda Robb We cornered "Jenny," who currently works at Macy's department store, to find out what a salesperson is really thinking. Do ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Push Conservative Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's state legislators are spread out across Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon lobbying Congress for the ability to place a sales...