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Dave Jamieson

Pregnant Worker Says Big Retailer Forced Her To Take Unpaid Leave

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business

A pregnant worker has filed a lawsuit challenging Pier 1 Imports' policies toward expectant mothers, saying the home-goods retailer forced her to take...

Dave Jamieson

How The Postal Service Could Give Its Jobs Away To Staples

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business

ELMWOOD PARK, Ill. -- On a recent Saturday morning, 500 protesters poured out of a parade of school buses, signs and megaphones in hand, and tried the...

Got a Store? You Need an App for That

Grace Chan | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Grace Chan

In this competitive marketplace, an app needs to jump off the screen and capture the user's attention. Retailers that are not incorporated into broader shopping apps are like sailors without a ship.

A Standalone Sears: Is There Weakness in Numbers?

Eric McAfee | Posted 03.28.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

Some businesses just fail to quit, though it's not necessarily from lack of trying. And if all the negatives in that sentence dilute the denotation, ...

Seriously, H&M?

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.27.2014 | Style

The mega clothing retailer H&M has made a fashion faux pas ... again. After facing backlash, the brand has decided to take an item of clothing off...

Dave Jamieson

Rana Plaza Survivor Compensated With Paltry $519 So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- When Reba Sikder reported to work on April 24 last year, she found a group of her colleagues milling about and chatting anxiously outsid...

What iBeacon May Mean for Your Security

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 03.14.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman, ZiklagSystems A story appeared in Forbes on March 12th about an Apple product called iBeacon. Written by ...

The Mall Of America Is Getting Even Bigger

AP | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Mall of America has secured financing for a $300 million expansion. The mega mall, with more than 400 s...

The Future of Ecommerce for Small Business

Ian Mills | Posted 03.04.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

For small businesses managing online stores, in order to remain relevant and successful, the key will be to keep ahead of the curve and implement focused strategies that ultimately drive sales and customer satisfaction.

Women in Business Q&A with Eileen Mockus, CEO of Coyuchi

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.28.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Eileen Mockus is the CEO of Coyuchi, a company that sells organic home textiles. Eileen served as the Director of Global Sourcing for Pottery Barn Kid...

Good News For Best Buy

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best Buy returned to a profit in the fourth quarter and topped Wall Street expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales...

Retail Chatter #6

June Haynes | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Luxury retailers should take note of the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover." If you want to attract this future generation of leaders, adapt to their beliefs that, luxury is not a symbol of achievement, rather a promise to self that "You Can Achieve."

Dave Jamieson

After Huge Loss, Unions Score Payback On Tennessee Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Bill Haslam (R) and other Tennessee Republicans scored a major victory earlier this month when the United Auto Workers lost their c...

Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

Nova Lorraine | Posted 02.25.2014 | New York
Nova Lorraine

Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan Mint tea.

Dave Jamieson

How Gap's Minimum Wage Move Is Already Paying Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy shook up the retail world this week by announcing that the retailer would voluntarily raise its corporate-wide minimum wage ...

Dave Jamieson

How Clothes Sold By The U.S. Military Have 'Blood All Over Their Labels'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After American clothing brands scuttled a similar effort last year, Democrats and labor groups are trying to pressure the military into ...

CVS, Good for Public Health and Good for Shareholders

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

CVS/pharmacy announced on February 5, 2014, that it would pull tobacco products from its stores by October. The benefit of improved heart health, reduced chronic burden of disease, and household economies saving money on the direct cost of cigarettes? Priceless.

Is Living in a Mixed-Use Building for You?

realtor.com | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

While plenty of people want a yard and the privacy of a single-family detached home, others prefer to ditch the car when they can and live in areas where they can walk to schools and services.

Dave Jamieson

If In-N-Out Burger Pays $10 Per Hour, So Can McDonald's, Labor Secretary Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On a recent afternoon, Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez found himself getting a five-minute tutorial in paint-mixing at an Ace Hardware s...

WATCH: Amazon Thinks It Can Predict Your Next Order

Shawn Amos | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

You shouldn't expect all your wish list items to magically appear tomorrow, but Amazon does have an idea that may help it get ahead in the same-day delivery war.

Software, Analytics and Mobile Apps Are Headed to Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Himanshu Sareen | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Himanshu Sareen

Similar to online tracking software and web applications for monitoring mouse flows on a website, such technology is progressing from the desktop screen to the shopping aisle.

Retail Chatter #5

June Haynes | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
June Haynes

I've always told managers that a return can hold lots of value, so once you've assessed the situation, try everything in your power to make and keep the customer happy by honoring a return.

Rest in Peace Loehmann's

Gail Becker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Loehmann's was more than a place to get designer dresses; it was a place that was filled with my own personal history and memories of my mother, who died from cancer nearly 10 years ago.

Please, Can We Stop Blaming the Victims? The Case of Target and Neiman Marcus

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Hemanshu Nigam

Let's remember that Target and Neiman Marcus are victims, just as thousands of other businesses and millions of other consumers in this country are victims. They are victims who need our support, who need to know that we will stand by them through this crisis.

Dave Jamieson

You Might Think Airport Jobs Aren't So Bad. Think Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

BALTIMORE -- Yaseen Abdul-Malik has spent the last seven years working at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. His friends and family often rem...