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Mancession Offers Insight Into Male Shopping Trends

Men have endured slightly higher unemployment rates than women, and as a result, they've been taking on more of the household shopping. The trend hasn't boded well for stores: On average, men spend less than women on each trip.

Wal-Mart Planning to Enter Convenience Store Market

Wal-Mart (WMT) is planning to enter the market for local convenience stores in large cities, The Financial Times reported. Wal-Mart, America%u2019s largest retailer, is looking at property for smaller-format stores in urban areas including San Francisco and Detroit.

The Problem With Boycotting BP Gas Stations

American consumers are voicing their disgust with BP the only way they can -- by not buying gas sold under the oil company's name. Despite their good intentions, however, it turns out that independent businesspeople own the vast majority of BP gas stations.