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Negotiating Online

Ken Kirsh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Ken Kirsh

Want to save money? Get out of the house. Help keep these stores alive while trying to get a better price in person. We think we're too busy when we're really just being lazy or not thinking.

9 Impulse Purchases You Instantly Regret

Adam Levin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

If you are rigorous, you can have a six-month cushion in the bank in no time -- but you have to take the first step, which in many cases is a non-step. Leave the items on the shelf (virtual or otherwise) and keep your wallet in your pocket.

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...

9 Retailers Closing The Most Stores

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Brick-and-mortar retailers have been suffering from slow economic activity for years, as well as from increased competition from online...

The Faithful Shopper: Mad for Museums

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!

Retailers Band Together to Fight Health Reform Law

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Erin Quinn This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organizat...

'A Real Punch In The Gut,' For Target

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

A data breach that exposed millions of customers' sensitive personal information was “a real punch in the gut,” for Target, the company's CEO Greg...

What Is a Best Buy... Really

David Sable | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
David Sable

Have you ever heard of Hubert Joly? No worries -- no one else had either when he was named the CEO of Best Buy in mid 2012.

3 Tips To Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season

Tim Chen | Posted 02.08.2014 | Money
Tim Chen

Come the holiday season, there's a mad rush to buy gifts for loved ones. Many consumers dive in head first in pursuit of the best deals for a PlayStation 4, Xbox One or iPad -- at the expense of a balanced budget.

In the New Economy, You Don't Buy a Product: You Are the Product

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The next time a cashier asks you for your ZIP code, email address or phone number before they swipe your card, consider what that data is worth to them -- and what it's really worth to you.

How One Small Retailer Combats Showrooming

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

From monthly shoe-tying clinics that are booked solid months in advance to a fashion show that doubled as a school-supplies drive for local schools, t...

Smart Holiday Spending: Empowering Shopping Through Internet Research

Grace Chan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Grace Chan

Consumers who start shopping early may find some of the best deals this season. The consumers who are empowered the most through prior research and shopping trend information have a leg up on those simply "winging it."

Who's Running The Retail Industry? It's You

Jill Puleri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jill Puleri

As consumers, you've been enjoying a lot of power lately. Thanks to digital tools and an abundance of information, you can generally ask for and receive much more individualized service from your favorite service provider -- whether it be an insurance company, car dealer, a retailer or a bank. But this may only be the beginning.

Kim Bhasin

Expect A Freaky Holiday Shopping Calendar

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business

Quirks in the calendar are turning the holiday shopping season strange this year. The biggest wrench in the system: the super-early arrival of Hanu...

Teens Are Dumping Abercrombie

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business

(Adds Aeropostale results and CEO comment, more information on Abercrombe, paragraphs 3, 4, 23) By Phil Wahba and Dhanya Skariachan ...

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.

Kim Bhasin

Target Admits Absurd 'Multi-Cultural Tips' Document Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business

Target used a training document at one of its warehouses reminding managers that not all Hispanic employees eat tacos and burritos, dance to salsa or ...

Time to End the Internet's Tax-Free Ride

Tom Cochran | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Tom Cochran

By leveling the playing field, all businesses will be able compete in a fair and equitable way. Brick and mortar stores will no longer be used as mere showrooms for merchandise that consumers end up purchasing online at a discount because of the absence of a sales tax.

Big Retailers Vow To Improve Factory Safety

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Four of the world's biggest retailers agreed to sign a pact to improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh nearly three weeks after ...

Dave Jamieson

H&M Makes Big Move On Factory Safety

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

Fast-fashion retailer H&M has agreed to sign onto a binding accord to improve working conditions in Bangladesh garment factories, a move that labor ad...

Dave Jamieson

Retailers' Pledges On Garment Worker Safety Ring Hollow

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

The climbing death toll in the wake of a massive building collapse in Bangladesh has put increasing pressure on Western retailers to commit themselves...

Why Did JC Penney Stumble So Badly Under Ron Johnson? It's Culture, Stupid

Mary Buffett | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Mary Buffett

Johnson's' failure at JC Penney should remind people that just because you've been successful in one area, it does not always guarantee success somewhere else.

Ex-Sears CEO Takes Major Pay Cut

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business

-- The CEO of Sears Holding Corp. received a compensation package worth nearly 90 percent less in 2012 than the prior year. Louis D'Ambrosio's becam...

Pardon My French, Quebec, But Your Language Laws Are Ridiculous

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

So nice of you to offer these suggestions, Quebec. But do you really think that Walmart is going to become Le Magasin Walmart just for your shoppers? Even the "real" French are less stringent about their language laws -- and that's saying a lot.

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 ...