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Is Inflation Really 1.6%, or Is the BLS Getting Scammed?

Government measures show that inflation, at 1.6% in January, is still below the Fed's target of 2%. But commodity prices are soaring, and anyone who pays their household bills knows that food and energy prices are rising because of it. Is the Consumer Price Index getting it wrong?

Face-Off on Stocks: Costco, BJ's, Wal-Mart

Retail stocks tend to rise ahead of other sectors in the early stages of an economic recovery, and so far, following a familiar pattern, both up-market and discount chains have benefited at the expense of middle-market players. So is this the time to buy stock in wholesale clubs?

Retail Sales Get Holiday Boost

The nation's retailers are reporting signs of life in December sales figures that show modest holiday gains. Several are raising profit outlooks because they didn't have to resort to drastic price-cutting because of lean inventories.

Costco to accept food stamps

Call it a sign of the times -- or at least a sign of the lingering effects of the recession and ongoing unemployment. According to several media...

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The only people who don't know about text messages these days are 90-year-olds and infants. Even if you don't use the feature, it is available on...

Retail sales show some signs of life

Have retail sales turned the corner?

Many chains reported that same-store sales were merely awful instead of cataclysmic. The major stock indexes...