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Can a New Guy Save Best Buy?

Best Buy reported another pretty dismal quarter last week, but some investors got excited anyway. Interim CEO Mike Mikan headed up the conference call for the first time and talked some interesting turnaround strategy for the retailer. But should the market buy any of it?

7 Reasons Best Buy Won't Be Around in 7 Years

The hunt is on for Best Buy's next CEO, but it won't be an easy post to fill: The hard truth is that the concept of the consumer electronics superstore is becoming less relevant with each passing year.

5 Big Retail Chains That Will Be Gone in 5 Years

Recently, we've bidden farewell to Borders, Circuit City and Linens 'n Things. Here are five more once-thriving chains that are probably doomed thanks to lousy management or just being in the wrong business at the wrong time.

Why RadioShack Will Never Be Great Again

There was a time when RadioShack mattered -- it was the easiest place to pick up those tech items you had to have, from odd-sized batteries to coaxial cables. Now you can get that stuff everywhere, and RadioShack is dying so fast that even Wall Street's analysts can't keep up with its decline.

Halloween's Eerie Evolution Into a $6 Billion Industry

Looking for a last-minute costume isn't too tough these days. In strip malls across the country, temporary Halloween stores have popped up in vacant retail spaces like an orange-spotted rash. But back in the 1970s, the idea of a store devoted entirely to Halloween was considered kind of crazy, or at best, a silly business plan.