Stocks are lower after consumer confidence falls and a leading Democrat warns that there may not be enough time left to avoid a trip over the fiscal cliff.
A lawsuit says the company wrongly claimed its tools were made in America. A California judge refuses to certify class-action status, but plaintiffs say they will appeal.
A deadly fire at a Bangladesh factory that produced clothing for the company sheds light on the dangerous working conditions suppliers can face.
The growth in seasonal spending is slowing as economic uncertainty looms.
Two-thirds of workers earning under $10 an hour work for large corporations. Here are the biggest employers in low-wage industries.
Some retailers and consumers are balking at the ever-earlier shopping hours that now threaten to intrude on turkey time.
If shoppers are standing on line for TVs, tablets and jewelry, they're wasting time and money.
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