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    This economic slowdown couldn’t come at a worse time for retailers and electronics manufacturers — The holidays are typically their biggest earnings period. But you know what that means: Sales!

  • NY Jets' Big Win: The Personal-Seat Auction Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    The New York Jets lost the game Sunday in overtime to the Oakland Raiders. But they apparently won against those who didn't think they could raise $25,000 per personal seat license for the best seats in their new stadium, in these hard economic times. The top two PSL prices from yesterday were $65,100 (each for two seats) and $61,100 (each for four seats) for first-row 40-yard line seats.

  • Take the "On the Money" Credit Free Holiday Challenge! Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | 11:01 PM ET

    Do you have what it takes to tackle the Credit Free Holiday challenge? Sure you do!

  • Dallas Cowboys Dominate Jersey Sales Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 2:47 PM ET
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    I just received the top selling NFL jersey stats from Joanna Hunter at the NFL and the Cowboys have four players in the top 10. Here are the selling jerseys on NFLShop.com from April 1-Oct. 15:

  • As Recession Looms, Fed Faces Pressure to Cut More Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Now that the US consumer has finally hit the wall, there’s growing speculation that the Federal Reserve will push its interest-rate pedal to the floor.

  • Today's Top Videos: AIG, Wells Fargo CFO & More... Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    AIG's former CEO said the company has “more than enough” assets to cover the $85 billion loan it received from the U.S. government, while inflation numbers took an unexpected turn for the worse and retail sales slumped again in September. Following are today's top videos:

  • EBay Profit Tops Forecasts, but Outlook Disappoints Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 5:22 PM ET
    An Ebay sign is shown at Ebay offices in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The San Jose-based company said Wednesday that it earned $291.6 million, or 21 cents per share, for the three months ended in June, a 53 percent increase from $190.4 million, or 14 cents per share at the same time last year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    EBay reversed last year's loss and beat analysts' expectations, but a weak outlook disappointed investors.

  • Credit Continues to Thaw, But Recession Jitters Grow Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 1:22 PM ET

    Global credit markets continued to show signs of thawing, but worries about a world-wide recession loomed over markets.

  • Poll: Will You Spend Less This Holiday Season? Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 12:33 PM ET

    Analysts say a lot of consumers have cut way back on spending -- and if the latest retail numbers are any indication, it's looking like a blue, blue Christmas for retailers. Tell us what you think.

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    A growing body of statistical and anecdotal evidence suggests that demand for televisions, computers, cameras and other electronics is falling sharply, say the New York Times.

  • Wholesale Inflation Jumps, While Retail Sales Slump Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 11:59 AM ET

    Inflation took an unexpected turn for the worse, while retail sales slumped again in September, complicating the Fed's  interest rate policy in the coming months.

  • A Blue, Blue Christmas for Retailers Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 11:24 AM ET
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    Retailers may be dreaming of a green Christmas — as in, lots of greenbacks in the register — but at this rate, it's going to be a blue, blue Christmas.

  • Today's Top Videos: Bernanke, Bailout Plan & More... Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 6:00 PM ET

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke comments on the government's plan to solve the financial crisis, while this year's economics Nobel Prize winner gives his insight on the economy. Following are today's top videos:

  • Any Sports Teams Having Slowdown In Ticket Sales? Tuesday, 14 Oct 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    I've been trying to figure out how the economic downturn is affecting the sales of sports tickets. The problem is that the only league that is really operating at full strength right now is the NFL and most of those tickets are sold out.

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    Tired of being spooked by the economy? Well, you’re not alone and that could be good news for retailers.

  • Stocks Close Lower After Day of Wild Swings Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:02 PM ET
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    Stocks closed lower after swinging wildly all day as a coordinated global rate cut failed to reassure investors.

  • NFL's Randy Moss To Wear "My" Shoes In Game! Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
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    When New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss takes the field against the San Diego Chargers this weekend, he will be stepping into shoes that I wore first. No need to check your eyes there. I didn't think I'd ever write that sentence either.

  • Retail Numbers--A Closer Look Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Due to the Yom Kippur holiday tomorrow, a number of retailers are reporting September same store sales a day early. In general, discounters (ex-Target) outperformed, so Wal-Mart, Costco BJ, and Fred's all did fairly well.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.

  • Top 10 Halloween Costumes 2008 Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 3:26 PM ET
    According to the National Retail Federation’s 2008 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, conducted by BIGresearch, total Halloween spending for 2008 is estimated to reach $5.77 billion. And it's not just for the tykes. An estimated 51.8 million adults plan to sport some sort of costume for the big night. Click ahead to see the ten most popular customes for adults and children this season(The poll of 8,167 consumers was conducted from September 2-9, 2008. The consumer poll has a margi

    Halloween is not just for the tykes anymore. An estimated 51.8 million adults plan to sport some sort of costume for the big night.