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Walmart.com Is Downloading Into the Shopping Mall

A pair of Walmart.com stores have opened in two California shopping malls. The stores are tiny, but stock some hot items for the holiday season, and boast a fleet of laptops that customers can use to browse the virtual aisles of Walmart.com. It's a smart move for Walmart, but it begs the question: What were the mall landlords thinking?

Will Target Repeat Missoni Fiasco on Black Friday?

Anyone who lined up outside their local Target early one Tuesday morning this past September to score some Missoni -- and witnessed the retail carnage that ensued -- will be well prepared for Black Friday. Target, on the other hand, may not be as ready -- especially when it comes to its website.

EBay's 'Buy It New' Ads Anger Used Goods Sellers

EBay has come a long way since its days as an Internet flea market. Today, 62% of eBay listings are fixed price, not auctions, and 70% are new. But the website's devoted cadre of loyal used item sellers feels like its recently launched "buy it new" campaign is selling them out.

Walmart's Holiday Price-Match Offer Is Just a Gimmick

From Nov. 1 until Christmas, Walmart says it will match prices with its rivals retroactively. Buy now, and if anyone advertises an identical product for a better price, go back to Walmart and claim a refund for the difference. But of course there's a catch -- more than one, in fact.

Dump Groupon? Five Sites That Might Save You More

Do you really need Groupon or LivingSocial? If you answered "yes," you're among a shrinking minority. Really, Groupons are meant to entice us to try things we otherwise wouldn't. Couponing, though, is how smart shoppers cut costs on what they already buy, and these five sites can save you a bundle.

Retail Launches Its Own Job Growth Policy Campaign

With the 2012 election season looming, the retail sector is getting vocally political for the first time. The National Retail Federation has launched "Retail Means Jobs," a year-long, $10 million advocacy campaign designed to push for retail-friendly policies in Washington.