Labor Day sales

Labor Day Sales: Your Holiday Savings Cheat Sheet

If you plan to chase away those end-of-summer blues with some retail therapy, DailyFinance has what you need: a rundown of some of the best deals and shopping tips for the Labor Day weekend, from the savings gurus at FatWallet.com, ShopItToMe.com, BradsDeals.com and DealDecor.com.

7 Shopping Dos and Don'ts for September

If August is all about scoring deals on backpacks and other back-to-school items, then what should you buy in September? The editors at DealNews took a look at historical data and came up with the best and worst things to buy this month.

Getting Smarter, Retailers Beat Expectations

Despite heat waves, penny-pinching parents and a weak job market, stores posted generally solid sales in August. They benefited from a sharper focus on inventory control, giving locals stores more say in merchandising and by using well-timed promotions.