Working French women, backed by generous government policies, enjoy a reputation for 'having it all.' But that may not mean what Americans might think.
Mattel and Hasbro terrified that kids will want toys less next year, according to reports. Hot toys did well this Christmas, but retailers in general saw less growth than expected.
Preliminary reports show holiday sales rose only 0.7 percent over November and December, which could be the economy's worst holiday performance since 2008.
In last weekend before Christmas, traditionally a strong sales period, shoppers cite worries over taxes and so-so discounts as reasons to rein in spending. Experts warn of ho-hum holiday sales.
Park Geun-hye's calls for inter-Korean dialogue are mixed with a firm stance against compromise.
The venerable University of California traded in its traditional logo for something modern, eliciting a New Media blast of derision. Some experts say the storm over the new UC logo will pass.
Stocks rose modestly Thursday on hopes that a budget deal would be reached in Washington. Promising optimistic reports also sent stocks upward.
After two fires in three days at Bangladesh garment factories – one of which killed at least 112 people – thousands took to the streets to protest violations such as locked doors and lack of fire escapes.
To combat online shopping and a slow economy, more retailers are providing more convenient shipping options and providing layaway, price matching, and smart phone apps for shoppers.
Several fall releases celebrate books and the writers who love them.