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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. Retail Sales: Back-To-Back Declines For First Time In 2 Years

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Americans barely increased their spending at retail businesses in April and May, constrained by weak job creation and paltry wage i...

New Survey Shows Consumers Are Possibly Blind To Economic Realities

Posted 01.13.2012 | Business

Still riding the holiday shopping high, Americans are feeling more optimistic about the economy than they have in almost a year, according to data rel...

Retail Sales Spiked By The Most In A Decade Last Year

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011. It marked the largest annual inc...

Discounts Lured Shoppers This Holiday Season, But Crimped Retailers' Profits

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The 2011 holiday shopping season will go down in the record books as the year the Grinch stole stores' profits. Many retailers sacri...

Holiday Shopping Boosted Retail Sales Last Month In Sixth Straight Rise

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The start of the crucial holiday shopping season in November helped fuel the sixth straight monthly increase in retail sales. Gift-...

Walmart's Gain Indicate U.S. Economy May Be Headed For Rebound

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart got an early Christmas gift: Its strategy of offering the lowest prices and shoppers' favorite goods is starting to bear fru...

Target Workers: Please Let Us Stay Home On Thanksgiving

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

The lines between Thanksgiving day and Black Friday are blurring this year and some aren't happy about it. Tens of thousands have signed a petitio...

Back To School Shopping Fails To Boost August Retail Sales

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

Growth in retail sales stalled in August, hurt by a pitched battle over spending in Congress and raising fresh questions about the country's abili...

November Retail Sales Up 1.3 Percent, More Than Double Expecations

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER and ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Just in time for Christmas, the fragile economic recovery is showing signs of strengthening: Consumers are spending, companies are ...

Retail Sales Fall Unexpectedly In March

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The recession is easing? Not so fast. An unexpected drop in sales of just about everything from cars to clothes sent a sobering mes...

Retail Sales Spending Better Than Expected

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Retail sales fell in February for the seventh time in the past eight months. While the decline was less than expected, economists a...

Store Closings, Weak Sales Could Mean $27 Billion Boon For Competitors

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Retailers left standing amid the carcasses of their competitors are going after orphaned customers. They're using aggressive mailers,...

How to Advance and Conquer in Any Economy

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Now is the time to learn new skills and then master and execute with massive action. You will be rewarded, you will advance and conquer market share while others surrender it.

Sales, Dollar Plunge; Oil Soars

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Oil hit a record high, the dollar sank again, and consumers stopped buying pretty much everything. Stocks kept gyrating, too, on T...

US Retail Sales Rebound; Consumers Splurge On Cars, Clothes

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Retail sales posted a surprising rebound in January following a dismal December, although much of the strength reflected rising gas...