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Economy is Problematic, Not the Problem

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

The problem today is that those that make up the economy lack the skill set, determination, work ethic, creativity and willingness to do whatever it takes to resolve the problems of the market.

Consumer Confidence Will Be Restored When Abilities Are!

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

We became too reliant and dependent upon others for our false sense of security. The institutions we relied on for easy credit and cheap financing have left us for this new reality.

Let's Face It -- We're Brandwashed.

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sarah O'Leary

Consumers are the most important consideration in a marketing cycle, and they don't spend hours wondering if their yogurt is "perky yet confident," and "not afraid to share its opinion."

R.I.P. Gatorade (1965-2009): A Senseless Marketing Tragedy

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

In an industry where experts have evangelized "brand equity" since the dawn of the ad man, the loss of Gatorade falls well outside of logic.

Sustainable Food Ripe for Entrepreneurs to Drive Forward

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

While perhaps it's not "broken," America's industrial food system has developed side effects that are accelerating in severity; diet-related health and environmental issues can no longer be ignored.

Men Are in Marketing, Women Are at Retail

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

If you want to sell more to the female population, it makes common sense to place women in agency and corporate management positions where they can make the final marketing decision.

Yes, We're Still Shopping. It's called Retail Therapy.

Mary Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Hall

Like any other relationship in life, in order for it to be a success, a good relationship with money requires constant communication.

How Now Schizophrenic Dow?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Oil is going up, interest rates are going up and unemployment will go --- all bad things --- and yet they're not killing the market. One money manager says that means the upward trend remains intact.

New Jobless Claims Drop To 601K; Retail Sales Rise

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people receiving unemployment benefits has set another record, a development likely to weigh on consumer spending and...

Consumer Confidence Soars In May

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Even with unemployment still rising and home prices still slumping, Americans are getting their confidence back in the economy. A wide...

Retail Sales Drop Unexpectedly In April

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Retail sales fell in April for a second straight month, dashing hopes that consumer spending was starting to revive and would help ...

Wake Up Call for Business Owners and Managers

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

The ways in which most of you conducted business over the last years will not serve you in years going forward.

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...

Shoppers stay cautious, but sales declines ease

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — March retail sales showed encouraging signs that consumers are no longer cutting their spending, a key to finding a bottom to the rec...

Recession! Most Fun I've Had With My Clothes On

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Richard Laermer

These days, you can negotiate for anything. Even radio shack clerks can be cajoled into giving you a better price on a four dollar audio cable. They are just so happy to see a paying customer.

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...

No Job Is Safe and How to Create Job Security

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

The traditional thinking of do a good job and be loyal to your company is being shot in the head as people with tenure and years of loyalty and contributions to the company get laid off.

Wal-Mart Beats The Street, Competitors With 5.1% Same-Store Sales

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says February same-store sales rose 5.1 percent, far above analyst expectations. The world's largest r...

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,...

Borders Closing Flagship Michigan Avenue Store

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Borders Group Inc. said late last week that it will close its Michigan Avenue store in 2010 because the Chicago site isn't meeting profit goals....

Sears Store Closings Despite Stronger-Than-Expected Earnings

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA (Reuters) -- Retailer Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) posted stronger-than-expected quarterly results on Thursday as it cut costs during the rece...

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.

Overall The Economy Is Terrible

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's the bottom line: It's terrible out there.

Retail Sales Rise Unexpectedly In January

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales jumped 1 percent in January, reversing a six-month declining trend and defying economists' expectations by postin...

Sales People Create Economies

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Marketing without a trained sales team is a "one way" vehicle, causing the company to only activate at the point of marketing and then become passive.