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Mexicans Stream Across Border, Save Retail In Tucson

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Marlene H. Phillips

While retailers across the country struggle to survive some shops in Tucson are counting their blessings in the form of pesos.

Retailers' Discounts May Make For Worst U.S. Holiday Season In Six Years

Bloomberg | Beth Jinks and Allison Abell Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. retailers that lowered prices as much as 70 percent on the day after Thanksgiving may see sales eroded by steeper price cuts in what may be the w...

Many Retailers See Modest Crowds, Cautious Shoppers On Black Friday

The Boston Globe | Nicole C. Wong and Jenn Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Stores across the region opened their doors before dawn yesterday with mixed results: Deals on electronics apparently drew avid shoppers, especially a...

Empty Wallets And Empty Malls Leave Retailers Desperate

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nour Akkad

Along with the rest of us, salespersons are afraid of losing their jobs and making ends meet. Retail workers still have to make a living under these harsh conditions and desperate times are definitely calling for desperate measures.

Mom Does Not Always Know Best

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

The majority of households spend between a fourth and a third of their grocery budget on junk, and empty calories. That's a lot of money that could be used on other more nutritious groceries.

Rubbernecking the Economy

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Deborah King

eIt's everywhere we turn these days--the bad news about the economy. It's one more fear piled on top of all the other fears festering in our guts. He...

The Way We'll Be I: The New Retail Politics

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

For those of us interested in measuring the voting habits of large swathes of Americans, examining the correlation between retail preferences and voting preferences can be very enlightening.

Retailers Have Worst January In Almost Four Decades

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here is a sign of how shaky the economy is becoming: Wal-Mart says its shoppers are redeeming their holiday gift cards for basic items -- pasta sauce,...