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  Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 2:41 PM ET

From Scan to Sale, Magazines Push into Mobile Commerce

Posted By: Cadie Thompson

Magazines are starting to think beyond the page and experiment with smartphone applications they say will provide their readers with additional content and bring a whole new level of engagement with the publication.

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  Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

Highlights From The 2010 Miami Boat Show

Posted By: Krystina Gustafson

Miami International Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is one of the four largest boat shows in the world, and its timing at the start of the main selling season makes it a bellwether for how the industry will perform in a given year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) trade group. Though boats are more affordable than ever at the show – thanks to a buildup of inventory and manufacturers offering more features as options – there are still plenty of luxury boats up for grabs.Following i
The Miami International Boat Show is one of the four largest boat shows in the world, and its timing at the start of the main selling season makes it a bellwether for how the industry will perform in a given year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) trade group. Though boats are more affordable than ever at the show – thanks to a buildup of inventory and manufacturers offering more features as options – there are still plenty of luxury boats up for grabs.Following i

The Miami International Boat Show is one of the four largest boat shows in the world, and its timing at the start of the main selling season makes it a bellwether for how the industry will perform in a given year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) trade group.

Though boats are more affordable than ever at the show – thanks to a buildup of inventory and manufacturers offering more features as options – there are still plenty of luxury boats up for grabs.

Following is a look at 10 high-end boats that will be featured at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show.

By Krystina Gustafson
Posted Feb 10 2010

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  Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 10:33 AM ET

Recovery on the Horizon for Boating Industry

Posted By: Krystina Gustafson

Leading up to one of the biggest boat shows of the year — the 2010 Miami International Boat Show — new boat sales appear to be up significantly from last year, with some dealers saying they've sold twice as many boats as they did at the early 2009 shows.

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  Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 6:17 PM ET

Aging Boomers Could Spell Big Trouble for Walmart

Posted By: Ken Gronbach|Generational Marketing Expert and Author

Walmart is a Baby Boomer consumer-based business. As Boomers’ paychecks grew over the years, so did Walmart’s profits. Now, the retailer is facing a daunting challenge and haunting question: As Boomer demand falls and Boomer consumption declines, will WalMart’s sales move in the same direction? Let’s take a look from 30,000 feet.

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  Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 6:10 AM ET

Identity Fraud Rises to New High

With criminals growing increasingly sophisticated and organized, identity fraud is once again on the rise, according to a survey released by Javelin Strategy & Research.

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  Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 4:41 PM ET

Big Chains Discover Small Is Really Big

Posted By: Jane Wells, CNBC Reporter|CNBC.com

Small is beautiful. At least, many large retailers think it could be.

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  Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:51 AM ET

Can One Ad Change It All For Fragrance Industry?

Despite the sensual images and emotional reactions associated with fragrance, the chances are when you think about Valentine's Day gifts this year, you'll think about flowers, chocolates, or a dinner at your favorite restaurant, before you consider a bottle of perfume.

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  Thursday, 4 Feb 2010 | 1:33 PM ET

What Will Drive Retail Stocks Higher?

Although many retailers turned in rosy same-store sales for January, the stocks are showing it is far too soon to declare the worst over for the retail sector.

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  Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 5:05 PM ET

Will Hilton Pay a Price for Not Being Loyal?

Hilton may soon learn a hard lesson about loyalty, compliments of its rival InterContinental Hotels Group.

IHG is targeting Hilton loyalty program members who were upset by Hilton Worldwide'srecent decision to raise the number of loyalty points required for a free hotel stay with a promotion IHG is calling the "Luckiest Loser."

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  Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 10:37 AM ET

Sexy Legs—A Recession-Proof Investment

Posted By: Krystina Gustafson

Really, who can put a price on sexy legs?

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