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Home-related retail sales building

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.26.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Privately held retailers of home-related goods and materials are seeing strong sales growth, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial informa...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Score Another Victory Against Bain Capital-Owned Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

Giving a boost to a budding organizing campaign, workers at a Guitar Center store in Chicago voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store ...

My Mid-Summer Bummer

Blake Kernen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Blake Kernen

If you're really having a great summer don't go to Staples. I did and what I saw sent me running for the door. Back-to school stuff was everywhere. Notepads, pencils, pens, even protractors, all piled up to the ceiling. It was a big slap in my face that summer doesn't last forever.

Now Hiring?!

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.25.2013 | Style
Eddie Parsons

Window shopping through the Meatpacking District of Manhattan there is one trend that every designer has opted for this season: "Now Hiring" signage. This is interesting to me because it seems as if the art of being a retailer is dying.

Buy This, Not That: Summer Essentials

GalTime | Posted 09.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
GalTime

Summer is here and there's no better time to hit the outlets and shopping malls for a little retail therapy. You know you can find summer chic on the cheap, but some buys are better than others during the warm season.

Pessimism On Economy Continues To Grow

AP | TOM RAUM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — For the third year in a row, the nation's economic recovery has hit a springtime soft spot. Reflecting that weakness, only 1 in 4 A...

America's Most Common Job Pays Less Than $26,000 Per Year

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business

America's most common job just doesn't pay very well. Roughly 4.3 million Americans worked as retail salespeople as of last May, according to data ...

Dow Winning Streak Contineus

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, with the Dow rising for the ninth straight session to another record and the S&P 5...

Here's One Thing Americans Refuse To Cut Back On

Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Americans may be cutting back on extras, but they’re still racing to buy guns. Feeling pinched by the end of the payroll tax cut, high gas prices...

Trick To Getting Deals On Clothes, From Jill Cataldo (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Coupons aren't the only way to get big savings on non-grocery items. Coupon Expert Jill Cataldo told me how to follow the sales cycles for clothing w...

Jill Cataldo With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, I was joined by Coupon Expert Jill Cataldo who gave us so many useful tips and tricks for getting big savings on gro...

Washington Idiocy Pinches Consumers

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of First Business Interactions

Ian Altman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

You are looking for a specific item. You go to the store. The overzealous salesperson approaches you and asks if they can help you. You respond with "No thanks, just looking." But why do you do that? Each salesperson has an approach that is either the Good, the Bad, or the Ugly.

What Can the French Retail Snobs Learn From the Rest of the World?

Eddie Parsons | Posted 04.21.2013 | Style
Eddie Parsons

Elite or sophisticated, I can understand because there is a vanity in each of us that yearns to feel special. But with all the barriers in the world breaking down through the Internet or mass travel can snob appeal in retail survive?

Jillian Berman

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. Economy Finally in Recovery

Harlan Green | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

With tax rates returning to more normal levels from the rollback of Bush era tax cuts, and Republicans giving up on denying debt ceiling increases until April in order to force government spending cuts, there seem to be very few domestic factors to hold back more robust growth.

5 Retail Technology Approaches to Combat Showrooming

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

A growing number of shoppers are researching their purchases in-store then buying later online, which would be fine if the sale went to that retailer. But when it goes to Amazon or a competitor, it means the store served as an unpaid showroom.

Top Retail Buzzwords for 2013: Omnichannel, Personalization, Mobile

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

A record 27,000 retailers and technology vendors converged in NYC this week for the National Retail Federation's Big Show. On the heels of a modest holiday retail season -- up only 3 percent year over year -- three keywords dominated.

The Inevitable Failure of "Sales Tax Only" State Revenue Plans

Duncan Quirk | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

Putting aside the debates between the effectiveness supply-side economics and whether an increase in sales tax would disproportionately negatively impact the poor, state sales tax only plans cannot make up for the lost revenue under current laws. The reason?

Behind-The-Scenes Secrets From A Department Store Sales Clerk

Posted 01.11.2013 | OWN

By Amanda Robb We cornered "Jenny," who currently works at Macy's department store, to find out what a salesperson is really thinking. D...

Everyone Is Freaking Out About The Fiscal Cliff

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers peering over the "fiscal cliff" don't like what they see. Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Push Conservative Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's state legislators are spread out across Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon lobbying Congress for the ability to place a sales...

Coupons, Then and Now: Secrets of Extreme Couponing

Susan Samtur | Posted 01.30.2013 | Money
Susan Samtur

Over the course of my life, I have saved over $100,000. Just a few years ago, people were embarrassed to use coupons because of the stigmas associated with them. But now, coupons are the new cool.

Dave Jamieson

Thanks For Nothing: Workers Lose Holiday As Retail Expands Hours

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Last year, for the first time in her life, Ayanna Roach missed Thanksgiving. The 23-year-old was working at an Old Navy store in the ...

The Night Before Black Friday: Grey Thursday

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Shruti Eva Saini

Hoping to drive additional traffic to their aisles before the actual day of reckoning, superstores like Walmart and Target are opening their stores on Thanksgiving Day with exclusive offers and limited time only super sales.