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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.

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.

Facebook Privacy: 3 Features You Can Use to Avoid Oversharing

When it comes to social media companies, remember: You aren't the customer. You're the product. Those firms are collecting all the data about their users they can, so they can sell businesses micro-targeted access to you. Want to avoid some of that? Start with these three steps.

Sexy Matador Fights Pork Chops in New Target Ad

Target is promoting its grocery offerings with a new series of TV ads featuring, among other oddities, exploding boxes of cake mix, and a sexy female matador dueling with various packaged meats.

13 Dividend Stocks for a Richer 2013

One smart way to get both growth potential and dependable income from your investments is to buy dividend stocks, which generally have outperformed non-dividend counterparts over the long haul. As 2013 begins, we offer these 13 stocks for your consideration.

Target to Match Prices of Amazon, Walmart.com Year-Round

Target announced a bold new price-match program Tuesday, promising to give customers the same deals they find on online retailers such as Amazon and Walmart.com. The new policy is similar to the one Target tried during the 2012 holiday shopping season.

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.

Ups and Downs: Stock Gains Dented by Twists in Fiscal Cliff Talks

An early gain on the stock market shrank after House Speaker John Boehner said little progress was being made in budget talks. The DJIA had been up as much as 77 points Thursday, then briefly turned negative after Boehner's remarks at 11:30 a.m. But markets rapidly headed back into positive territory again.

The Christmas Shopping Battle: Early Winners and Losers

The battle for your holiday spending dollars is well under way, and it's not too soon to start handicapping 2012's likely winners. Some may be obvious (like Amazon), but others may surprise you. Here's how the holiday shopping season is shaking out across the retail landscape.

Target Responds to Backlash Over Thanksgiving Night Opening

Target is pushing back against complaints that its 9 p.m. Thanksgiving opening is ruining the holiday for its employees. It's hardly the only retailer making the move, an online petition singling out Target at Change.org had 228,000 signatures as of Friday morning.

Walmart's Thanksgiving Opening May Add Nothing to Bottom Line

Walmart's Black Friday plan to open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving with doorbuster deals is forcing other retailers to follow suit. This shift may or may not prove a winner with shoppers, but it's already upsetting retail workers -- and it may not even make a difference in boosting sales.

Black Friday Sales: Your Big Guide to Deals, Stores and Times

Black Friday sales circulars for several major retailers are already out online, and the deals look tempting. And at some chains, you won't even have to wait until Friday. We'll update as we learn more, but here's the scoop on the deals and sale times that we know so far.

Target Joins the Black Friday Rush with Thankgiving Opening

Target's Black Friday Sale will begin at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, three hours earlier than a year ago. The discounter joins several other major retailers, including Walmart, that are kicking off the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day and staggering deals over the two-day period.

Retailers Finding Clever Ways to Win Smartphone-Using Shoppers

Brick-and-mortar retailers have been taking a beating from shoppers using their stores as mere showrooms for Amazon and other e-commerce sites. But ahead of Christmas shopping season, some experts suggest that a smartphone-equipped shopper should be seen not as a problem, but as an opportunity.

Can Retailers Beat 'Showrooming' This Christmas?

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are turning from stores where people buy things into showrooms for e-commerce sites. But this holiday season, with their most important quarter of the year hanging in the balance, they're fighting back hard.

What JCP's CEO Has to Say About Falling Sales and Rising Cynics

Nearly a year after taking over as CEO of J.C. Penney, Ron Johnson seems all too aware that his image as a retailing miracle worker has been seriously tarnished. But he's not worried about the backward thinking naysayers -- and he's still determined to prove the skeptics wrong.

Hot Toys For the Holidays: Toys R Us, Walmart Make Predictions

Toys R Us and Walmart have unveiled their hot holiday toy lists, sending the message that the Christmas shopping season has officially begun. Here are a dozen that the nation's top two toy sellers expect will fly off their shelves this holiday season.

Moving to Mobile Payment: Put the Right App in Your Digital Wallet

Lately, it seems like you can't go a week without hearing about how some new mobile payment platform is poised to revolutionize how you spend money: Apps like Square, PayPal's Zong and Google Wallet, to name just a few. We run done the options so you can pick the right for you.

How Kohl's Plans to Lure You in for the Holidays

Kohl's CEO Kevin Mansell thinks he knows the holiday-season recipe that can pull his retail chain out of the slump it has been in lately. The key ingredients: rock bottom prices and more exclusive designer collections.

Target CFO: We're Skipping the Holiday Season's Low-Price Wars

Don't expect crazy markdowns at Target when you shop for gifts this holiday season. The trendy discounter is opting out of the winter price wars, counting instead on its trendy exclusive collections to lure customers. And if that means it loses sales to rivals, that's OK by Target.

Clearance Sales Lured Shoppers to Boost Spending in July

Hot weather and clearance sales drew Americans into stores in July, giving retailers solid sales gains and helping offset worries about jobs and the economy. Three-quarters of retailers reporting results said they beat expectations.

Read This Before You 'Unfriend' Facebook's Stock Again

"It's complicated" is the only relationship status that fits the rocky romance between Wall Street and Facebook. Shares of the social-networking giant took a hit on Friday after it failed to post blowout quarterly results. But are investors being unfair to Facebook?

Target and Neiman Marcus, an Odd Fashion Pairing? Not At All

Cheap chic retailer Target and luxury department store Neiman Marcus announced Tuesday that they're teaming up on a holiday fashion, home and accessories collection to be sold at both chains. Strange bedfellows? Not really. The two have more in common than meets the eye.

Why Gap Will Never Be Great Again

Gap investors may feel pretty stoked right now. Shares of the company behind Old Navy, Banana Republic, and its namesake apparel chain have been on fire this year. But look closer and you'll see why this former fashion darling is still fading.