Retail

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Holiday shopping numbers for 2013

The holiday shopping bills are coming in now…How did you do? Did you stay on budget? Bankrate.com took a look at the numbers, and their senior financial analyst Greg McBride spoke with Penny and Phil […]

01/14/2014

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Justice Dept settles e-book case with Macmillan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has reached a proposed settlement with Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC, which does business as Macmillan, one of five major book publishers that allegedly conspired with Apple Inc. to raise e-book prices.

02/08/2013

After Christmas sale sign

Stores look to week after Christmas for sales

(AP) – Bargain-hungry Americans will need to go on a post-Christmas spending binge to salvage this holiday shopping season as U.S. holiday sales so far this year have been the weakest since 2008, when the nation was in a deep recession.

12/26/2012

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Discounts abound as stores try to salvage season

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to fat holiday discounts, better late than never. This holiday shopping season, many stores haven’t been offering the same blockbuster deals as they have in years past. But that’s changing now.

12/19/2012

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US holiday sales slowly pick up after Sandy

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers shook off Superstorm Sandy last month and stepped up holiday shopping, helped by a steady job market and lower gas prices. Retail sales rose 0.3 percent in November from October.

12/13/2012

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Survey: Sandy slows hiring in November to 118K

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in November, in part because Superstorm Sandy shut down factories, retail stores, and other companies. Payroll processor ADP says employers added 118,000 jobs.

12/05/2012

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ShopperTrak: Stores have a solid start to holidays

A firm that analyzes customer traffic says stores saw a solid increase in sales for the four-day start to the holiday season, as heavy Thanksgiving shopping offset a drop in Black Friday sales.

11/27/2012

Seductive retail outlets sell more per square foot

If you were asked to pick the most seductive of retail outlets chances are you’d think Apple.  It turns out that Apple’s retail stores ring up more sales per square foot than any others in […]

11/14/2012

Ordinance to block big-box stores from Chinatown defeated

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An effort to temporarily block large retail chains from opening in Chinatown failed today to garner the necessary votes, but a second vote is scheduled tomorrow. The Los Angeles City Council […]

10/24/2012

99 Cents Only in Beverly Hills … really! (audio)

99 Cents Only Stores® announces a search for a retail property on Rodeo Drive to bring great deals and everyday low prices to the affluent Beverly Hills, CA shopping hub. Anyone with information on available […]

10/17/2012

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