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Bargain Town, Making Lists and Behavior Modification

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Growing up in the '70s, as soon as the last plate was cleaned and put away from Thanksgiving dinner, it was Christmas time. It's true that I loved all the activities and traditions, but I can't deny that my main focus was on toys.

The One Thing Shopper's Actually Care About

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 12.03.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Before purchasing a shirt, shoppers will run their hands over the fabric, look at the price tag and wonder how it will hold up in the wash...

Catherine New

Extreme Shoppers Reveal Black Friday Tips | Catherine New | Posted 11.21.2012 | Money

Holden Hanson is not taking any chances for Black Friday: He's going to Walmart on Wednesday to hide video games so other shoppers won't find them. On...

The Best Black Friday Deals

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.23.2012 | Money

With practically every store under the sun promising you the best Black Friday deals, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Here's a roundup of some of the m...

8 Stores That Are Open On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2012 | Money

Black Friday was so 2011. This year, ‘Grey Thursday’ is all anyone can talk about. Some of the nation’s largest retailers that literally can...

Retailers Vow To Kill Your Thanksgiving With Earlier-Than-Ever Black Friday Deals

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2012 | Money

Retailers literally cannot wait until after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday shopping season. Sears is rolling out its holiday deals on Nov. ...

UPDATE: Radical Health Care Plan Changes Coming For Some Workers

Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

Two major employers are offering workers more control over their health benefits, a switch that could mean less coverage. Sears and Darden Restaur...

Attention Shoppers, Here's Some Good News

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 11.07.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — The layaway wars are heating up ahead of the winter holidays. Kmart, a division of Sears Holdings Corp., said Friday that it's waivi...

Sears Creating Another Company

AP | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Sears is moving forward with plans to spin off its Hometown and Outlet stores as well as some hardware stores into a separate publicly tra...

Target Aims To Lure City Shoppers

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

* First CityTarget stores open July 25 * Smaller trucks, back rooms designed for urban stores * Wifi, Apple displays amo...

And Now You Can Sleep With The Kardashians

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Love them or hate them, reality TV's most popular family, the Kardashians, know how to build an empire. Their latest venture? A luxe, animal print-lad...

What Does Love Mean to Brands?

Sean X | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business
Sean X

Love. Often people give presentations about "brand" love and cite companies like Apple, or Starbucks, or Virgin. Guess what? No other brand is Apple, ...

Major Retailer CEO: $2.4 Billion Loss 'Unacceptable'

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND MAE ANDERSON | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Sears said Thursday that it's unloading some of its profit-busting stores, but the retailer fell short of revealing how it plans to w...

Alice Hines

Shopping Malls Aren't Dead for the One Percent | Alice Hines | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

In a still-ailing economy, shopping centers are the latest incarnations of the widening wealth gap. Indeed, go to a luxury mall owned by Taubman C...

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...

More Bad News For Sears?

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — CIT Group has decided to stop financing loans to suppliers waiting to be paid by struggling retailer Sears, according to...

What Sears Could Learn From This Business Owner

Gene Marks | Posted 03.05.2012 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Sears has failed to get my attention. Jake's, a store 1/1000th of their size, has done a better job. And the biggest reason: service. This is how small brick-and-mortar retailers can succeed in an online world.

The Worst Performing Stocks Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

What can we learn by looking at the year's 10 worst performers among the S&P 500? That it's not an opportune moment for alternative energy. Some finan...

Sears' Real Problems Caught on Camera by Retail Expert

Grant Cardone | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business
Grant Cardone

Sears' failing sales is being blamed on the economy, but the reality is shoddy stores, poor customer service, no leadership and no attention to sales ...

Sears Lists 79 Of Its Planned Store Closures

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Sears Holdings Corp on Thursday identified 79 of the 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it said earlier this week it would close, with the list split a...

Major Retailer To Close At Least 100 Stores

AP | MICHELLE CHAPMAN and CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — After a disastrous holiday shopping season, the parent company of Sears and Kmart will close at least 100 stores to raise cash &ndash...

Quinn Signs Sears, CME Tax Break Bill

AP | By JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday that grants hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives aimed ...

The CME Insult to Millions of Families, Including Mine

Ashley Moy-Wooten | Posted 02.14.2012 | Chicago
Ashley Moy-Wooten

My family is also one of the millions fighting foreclosure. $350 million for the CME and Sears, while millions of us are fighting just to keep our homes. What a slap in the face.

Illinois Tax Break Bill Approved By House: Tax Relief For Sears, CME And Poor Families

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 02.11.2012 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House sought to appease some big-name companies threatening to leave the state by approving a $330 million pack...

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...