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  • Retail Results Mixed as Consumers Hunt Bargains Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET

    Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.

  • Bachelor Auctions Spur Giving Monday, 28 Jun 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
    Date Auction

    Some of New York City and San Francisco’s most eligible bachelors are being auctioned off in the name of charity, and possible love.

  • Target Recalling Children's Belts Over Lead Paint Thursday, 17 Jun 2010 | 1:04 PM ET

    The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission say no injuries have been reported yet but urge consumers to stop using the belts and return them for a full refund through the voluntary recall program

  • 'Female Viagra' Pill Falls Short Says FDA Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 4:07 PM ET
    FDA

    Federal health regulators said Wednesday the first pill designed to boost the female sex drive failed to make a significant impact on libido in two studies.

  • J&J Expands Medicine Recall Linked to Foul Odor Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 6:30 PM ET

    Johnson & Johnson is expanding a months-old recall of certain over-the-counter medicines due to complaints about a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.

  • GE Washer

    The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission say one front-loading model poses a fire and elctric-shock hazard, but the problem has already been corrected in new machines.

  • Retail Sales in May Underscores Uneven Path of Recovery Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 10:14 AM ET
    Man shopping for clothes

    Poor weather in early May and a still cautious consumer translated into a mixed bag for retailers in May, underscoring the fragile state of the economic recovery at this stage.

  • Banks Unlikely to Ease Lending Standards: FICO Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 12:02 PM ET

    Banks aren't likely to ease lending standards anytime soon due to continued worries about delinquencies, according to a survey by FICO, a decision management and analytics firm that determines consumer credit scores.

  • A boycott against the state of Arizona's new immigration law has spread to New York, as misinformed protestors attack New-York based AriZona Beverage Company, the maker of AriZona Iced Tea.

  • Fewer Consumer Loans are Being Paid Late: Survey Wednesday, 7 Apr 2010 | 4:37 AM ET

    Late payments for most types of consumer loans decreased in the final quarter of last year, a new industry survey shows.

  • Soft Drink Sales Fall, but Dr Pepper Gains Share Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 | 1:30 PM ET
    Soda

    Sales of carbonated soft drinks in the U.S. fell for the fifth year in a row last year, although the pace of decline has slowed from 2008, according to a report from industry trade magazine Beverage Digest.

  • Cash and credit card

    Gift and travel rewards were the rage before, but the recession has made many consumers opt for cash-back options in their credit cards.

  • A redesign of Gillette's Fusion razor, the nation's best seller, is coming and — before you ask — it doesn't have any extra blades.

  • General Mills Reducing Sugar in Kids' Cereal Wednesday, 9 Dec 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    A range of General Mills products line a grocery shelf.

    General Mills—the maker of Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs—plans to reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children.

  • shopper

    Americans' confidence in the economy improved slightly in November, but they remain gloomy amid a weak job market heading into the holiday season.

  • TV Retailer QVC Joins 'Black Friday' Frenzy Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 12:46 PM ET
    Dave James

    Television retailer QVC has made aggressive plans to keep shoppers watching — instead of mall-hopping — on Black Friday, an event it has traditionally ignored.

  • Deja Vu: Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target in DVD Price War Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    WalMart

    Wal-Mart Stores is upping the ante heading into the holiday season, trimming the online preorder prices of some upcoming DVDs following last month's price cut on books.

  • Porn Flounders, But Adult Novelty Business Booms Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 10:47 AM ET

    While the adult entertainment business is faltering, however, adult novelties are in the midst of a renaissance.

  • Toys 'R Us Makes Its Bets on Holiday Toys Thursday, 24 Sep 2009 | 8:32 AM ET
    Toys R Us Holiday Express store

    The nation's biggest toy-store chain is placing its holiday bets — and because the stakes are high, the prices are lower.

  • Online Schooling Picks Up Students—and Respect Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 3:35 PM ET
    Woman using a computer

    The huge cost of a higher education—plus the need by many laid off workers to learn new skills—has sparked a sharp increase in online education. And online degrees, especially from well-known institutions, are gaining acceptance among employers.