Topic: The National Retail Federation
Top costumes for Halloween: The best selling Halloween costumes for 2011 range from rapper Nicki Minaj to Angry Birds, depending on the source.
10/27/2011 03:23 pm
Halloween spending should rise this year. Better Halloween spending is a good sign for retailers generally.
10/18/2011 04:03 pm
With Herman Cain now a GOP front-runner in some polls, DCDecoder offers a four-point primer on Cain's 999 plan.
10/14/2011 09:53 am
The Senate voted Monday to advance a bill that would punish China for manipulating its currency to drive exports. If it became law, the bill would risk a trade war over US jobs.
10/04/2011 12:54 am
Herman Cain's political star is lately on the rise, thanks in no small part to the persistent marketing of his '9-9-9 plan' to reform the tax code. Independent economists say the plan takes us into uncharted territory.
09/30/2011 06:34 pm
Credit cards rely on old, fraud-prone system in the US. But Visa moves could be tipping point to turn credit cards into smart cards.
09/10/2011 02:06 pm
'Flash robs' take social-media driven 'flash mobs' into new and dark territory, using Twitter and Facebook to organize thefts. It's a sign of how the Internet can reshape criminal behavior.
08/03/2011 03:58 pm
The weather pattern that sent snow storm after snow storm across the US is breaking down, leading to forecasts of one of the biggest snow meltdowns 'we have ever seen.'
02/08/2011 05:57 pm
The US economy grew at a relatively healthy 3.2 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2010, the Commerce Department reported Friday. That is an improvement from a 2.6 percent rate in the third quarter. But to many Americans, it's hard to tell if anything is really better. Buried in the new report are clues to why that is – and what might happen to the economy in the year ahead. Here are five things that the government’s preliminary report on gross domestic product reveals about the health of the economy.
01/28/2011 02:27 pm
President Obama had chilly relations with US businesses until late 2010. The tone has changed, but they’re waiting to see what happens with some of the proposals in the State of the Union address.
01/26/2011 02:45 pm