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The Right and Wrong Ways to Finance Holiday Shopping

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Odysseas Papadimitriou

It's important to avoid a type of retailer-issued financing known as deferred interest because, like procrastination, it could simply delay the inevitable and come back to bite you in the form of hundreds or even thousands of dollars in unnecessary costs.

These Companies Made The Naughty List

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

It’s not just bratty kids who are in danger of finding coal in their stockings this year. Some big-name companies have made the naughty list too. ...

Four Companies That Need a Credit Check

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

When a company is evaluating its own financial health and planning for growth or for weathering a downturn, an assessment of your current situation and probability of default helps create a more complete picture.

Retailer To Bring Back Popular Item

Reuters | Phil Wahba | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money

By Phil Wahba (Reuters) - The J.C. Penney Co Inc CEO who tried to wean the retailer from a heavy dependence on price discounts and cou...

What a Good Store-Brand Credit Card Looks Like | Posted 11.26.2012 | Money

The most important question a cashier can ask you is this: "Would you like to sign up for our store credit card?" Millions of Americans are saying "yes" to that question. But like any credit card, these retailer-branded cards may have terms that can get you in trouble.

Embracing the Shifting Challenges of Multichannel Retail

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Mark Hillary

Retailers need to offer more than price alone to thrive in an environment where every consumer has all the information, recommendations, and reviews they can handle.

Here's How Chains Are Fighting The End Of Retail

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

After decades of population decline, America's cities have started to see growth again over the past twenty years. Over the past five years, the urban...

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.

Shop Allegedly Only Wanted Workers With 'Blond Hair And Blue Eyes'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

* Lawsuit claims discrimination is retailer's policy * Wet Seal worried over "brand image" -- lawsuit * Wet Sea says it ...

Savvy Retailers Can Cash in on Blackberry

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

Watching financial pundits bandy about the impending demise of RIM and its product line Blackberry is equivalent to conductors yelling "JUMP!" before ...

Bomb Scares Hit Walmarts Across The Country

Posted 06.28.2012 | Business

Multiple Walmarts across the country have been victim to bomb threats in recent days. On Wednesday, two Walmarts were evacuated after a 911 dispat...

More Bad News For Walmart De Mexico

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

* Q1 profit 4.712 bln pesos vs 4.502 bln pesos year earlier * Revenue up 14 pct * Executives discuss recognition, not br...

'Millenials, With Their Constant Fickleness' Driving U.S. Retailer Trend

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

* Gap, American Eagle and peers following fast-fashion model * Old sourcing networks revamped to cut turnaround time * B...

Major Retailer To Launch New Line Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business

* Pretax profit 3.7 bln crowns vs forecast 4.2 bln * March 1-27 sales up 22 percent * To open new line of stores next ye...

Women of Color Take the Reins on Fashion Star

Christina S. Brown | Posted 05.16.2012 | Black Voices
Christina S. Brown

On Tuesday night, NBC unveiled its newest reality competition Fashion Star, hosted by Elle MacPherson. Above the excitement over this new show comes the surprising and empowering fact that two of the three judges of this national competition are women of color.

10 Retailers With The Most Sales Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

Regardless of the number of mom and pops around the world, a small number of retailers continue to dominate the industry as a whole. Of the top 25...

Dave Jamieson

Warehouse Woes: Workers Say They're Losing Jobs For Speaking Up | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Nearly a hundred warehouse workers in California who spoke up about alleged wage violations and unsafe working conditions fear they now may lose their...

Which Big-Box Retailers Are the Greenest?

Gay Browne | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Gay Browne

For the fourth straight year the greenest overall retailer in Greenopia's Environmental Retailer Guide was Ikea. The Swedish retail giant is a paragon of what a brand can do when it sets its mind to be greener.

Poor Looking For Bargains, Rich Opting For Luxury As Christmas Nears

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Adriana Garcia won't be buying her family Christmas gifts this year. The 26-year-old from Huntington Park, California lost her job as a teacher's a...

Many Consumers Say They're Already Done With Holiday Shopping

Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

More than a third of U.S. shoppers are already done with most of their holiday shopping, a survey showed on Monday, signaling that retailers need to o...

Stores Aim To Continue Shopping Momentum After Black Friday

Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba and Jessica Wohl) - U.S. retailers moved from the frenzied start of the holiday shopping season to the next phase on Saturday, ho...

Black Friday Draws Crowds, But Spending In Doubt

Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

JESSICA WOHL, (Reuters) - Retailers were hoping for more shoppers like Shawn Elzia as the annual Black Friday bargain stampede marked the unofficial s...

Black Friday 2011 Shoppers Share Their Experiences [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 11.25.2011 | Business

With deals on everything from big screen televisions to scarves, Black Friday offers the opportunity for shoppers to splurge on discounted items. G...

LIVE UPDATES: Retailers Use Early Openings, Deals To Lure Black Friday Shoppers

Posted 11.25.2011 | Business

Black Friday: It's one of the biggest shopping days of the year -- famous for long lines, huge deals and shopper stampedes. And this year, even in a d...

The Best Black Friday Deals In The Country

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

With the budgets of so many stretched thin this holiday season, retailers are doing all they can to make sure there's a Black Friday deal for everyone...