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Family Dollar Reports Miserly Q1 Earnings

Family Dollar says quarterly earnings rose by less than three percent, falling shy of Wall Street expectations. And the discount store doesn't see things getting much better.

5 Things to Watch on Wall Street This Week

Here are some of the items that will shape the week ahead on Wall Street: Costco talks about its quarter past, and its dividend to come; Dollar General is raking them in; homebuilders report; zombies give a late boost to video games, and Hobbits give a late boost to movie theaters.

5 Minutes Will Save You 66% on Your Next Rental Car

Renting a car is a lot like buying one: You know you're going to get taken advantage of, you just don't know how badly. But follow these three simple rules and you can cut two-thirds off the price of your next rental -- easily.

The Consumer Trends That Are Slowly Killing Walmart

Walmart built a successful retail empire powered by low prices and high volume, but it hasn't kept innovating. Now other companies are successfully changing consumers' behaviors in a way that is slowly strangling the world's largest retailer.

Why Dollar Stores Are Hotter Than Ever (Even for the Rich)

Dollar stores are luring a lot more consumers these days, and their rock-bottom prices aren't the only reason: The chains have undergone major makeovers in recent years, sprucing up their dingy digs and adding better merchandise.

Retailers Shouldn't Expect Much Holiday Cheer

The holiday shopping season is looking pretty bleak for retailers. Best Buy recently announced that it plans to hire fewer holiday workers than it did last year, and now new data from the consumer research group NPD suggests that Best Buy won't be the only chain stuck in a holiday sales rut.

Wal-Mart Is Losing to These Specialty Stores

One of Wal-Mart's problems is the rise of dollar stores, which the Great Recession has rendered trendy: It's hard to resist merchandise priced at just a buck. For investors, not all rock-bottom retailers are created equal. Here's how to shop for these stocks (and stretch your investing dollars in the process).

Why Grocery Shopping May Never Be the Same

If you find yourself springing for organic strawberries, only buying soda on sale and walking into a dollar store to stock up on canned goods, you're definitely not alone. Here's how grocery-related businesses are responding to changing shopping behaviors.

Stocks Rally to Ring in the First Session of 2011

Wall Street started the new year with a robust rally, helped by encouraging corporate and economic news that pushed the broad market to a 28-month high. The S&P 500 has now reclaimed nearly 90% of its losses from the bear-market bottom of March 2009.

Dollar General to Hire 6,000 for 2011 Expansion

Dollar General announced Monday morning that its 2011 expansion plan to open 625 new stores will allow it to hire 6,000 workers this year. The discount retailer plans to add stores in markets across its existing 35-state operating area, as well as in three new states: Connecticut, Nevada and New Hampshire.

How Dollar Stores Are Eating Walmart's Lunch

Thrifty shoppers looking for low prices on basics are frequently passing up the big boxes of Walmart for the tighter aisles of their local dollar stores, which have replaced no-name products with nationally known brands and revamped their interiors to lure in a new crop of customers.

Five Retail Stocks Worth Putting on Your Shopping List

We started with Citi Investment Research's top global retail picks for an "hourglass" recovery (benefiting retailers on the high and low ends). After drilling down into the fundamentals and valuations, here are our five favorites.