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What Type of Consumer are You?

Based on where you live, how much money you make, and where you shop, you may be classified into one of these categories by one of the country's largest data brokers.

Founders Taking Their Firms Private: A New Wall Street Trend?

Barnes & Noble's Leonard Riggio, Dell's Michael Dell and Best Buy's Richard Schulze each want to save the troubled companies they founded from the pains of publicly traded life. But is this trend powered by sound thinking, or wishful thinking?

Where Best Buy's New Price-Match Policy Falls Short

On Friday, Best Buy announced a new price-match policy that will include such online competitors as Amazon.com. But the new policy falls short in one key respect: The retailer won't match a better price you find after you've made your purchase.

5 Big Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

This week's top business tidbits include a Sodastream cashing in on its banned Super Bowl ad, and a misguided analyst's too-clever case for upgrading a Best Buy. Also, bad news for Nintendo and VMWare, and good news in real estate.

NRF Expo: The 4 Coolest Things We Saw at Retail's BIG Show

The annual National Retail Federation Expo isn't exactly overflowing with consumer-facing innovations: Most of the floor space goes to companies pitching behind-the-scenes gear and software for merchants. Still, there were some cool technologies on display that caught our eye.

Stocks Inch Lower; S&P 500 Slips From 5-Year High

Stocks edged lower on Wall Street Friday, pulling the Standard & Poor's 500 index below a five-year high reached the day before. The S&P 500 fell two points to 1,470 as of noon Eastern. It closed at 1,472 Thursday, its highest level since December 2007. The Dow Jones industrial average fell a point to 13,469. The Nasdaq composite index dropped three points to 3,119.

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Guide

The kick-off to the holiday season gets earlier every year, but that doesn't mean that consumers are getting better at finishing their shopping early. As the National Retail Federation notes, American consumers typically have about half their holiday shopping left to go in mid-December.

Struggling Best Buy Deletes Email Option From Customer Service

Best Buy is in a tailspin, but its new CEO, Hubert Joly, has been touting a plan to revitalize the consumer electronics retailer's fortunes through an emphasis on great customer service. So why, we wondered, did it just eliminate one of its customer service contact options?

Don't Wait Until Super Saturday: This Weekend's Best Deals

Next weekend brings Super Saturday -- the last Saturday before Christmas, and one of the busiest shopping days of the year. If you don't want to get stuck in the mob scene, you should finish your shopping sooner -- like now. To help, we've rounded up some of the best deals on offer this weekend.

Free Smartphone With That Suit? The Best Deals This Weekend

This weekend represents something of a lull in the holiday season. Black Friday is behind us, and any lingering Cyber Week sales are wrapping up. The remaining big shopping days won't come until later in December. Still, there are deals to be found this weekend. Here are a few.

Wall Street Watch: Waiting for All Week for Black Friday Numbers

Investors know that it will be a week of heavy eating and light trading. The market is closed on Thanksgiving, and will close early on Friday. However, it won't be a light week for retail, so the Black Friday and Cyber Monday results will be top of mind for the market-minded.

PayPal Announces the Season's Best Price-Match Policy

Every holiday season, most major retailers roll out special seasonal price-match policies in an attempt to assure customers that they won't be undersold. But chains like Target and Best Buy just saw their price-match deals blown out of the water -- not by another retailer, but by payment processor PayPal.

Wall Street Watch Tuesday: Sandy Wreaks Havoc

With Hurricane Sandy approaching landfall in the Northeast, the major stock exchanges didn't want to take chances. There were no stock orders executed on Monday. There will be no trading on Tuesday, either.

Can Madden NFL 13 Save the Video Game Industry?

It's time to begin tossing around the virtual pigskin again. Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 13 hit stores on Tuesday. In an industry that has suffered three years of brutal declines, its a rare cause for a celebration -- and the industry doesn't want you to forget it.

Best Buy's Founder Allowed to Pursue Buyout

Best Buy Co and its founder and former chairman Richard Schulze say they have an agreement that will allow Schulze to pursue his plan to try to buy the nation's largest consumer electronics chain.

Back-Door Deals: 5 Ways to Save Big by Outwitting Big Companies

Shhhhh ... we have a few savings secrets to share, and they have nothing to do with coupons, daily deals or bargain bins. Brad Wilson of deal-hunting site Bradsdeals.com clues us in to these back-door ways to save that retailers probably don't want you to know.

Retail Grinches Are Cutting Short Thanksgiving

News flash, retailers: There's a reason that mosh pit of rock-bottom deals and rampant consumerism is called Black Friday -- it occurs on Friday. And there's good reason to keep it that way.

Music Lovers, Get Ready to Say Goodbye to CDs

We've seen 78s, vinyl, 8-track tape, and cassettes come and go. Why should the CD be any different? Side-Line Music Magazine reports that major record labels plan to abandon the CD by the end of 2012 -- if not sooner.