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Department Stores Reveal Top Selling Valentine's Gifts

If you've been dilly-dallying on buying something for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, don't worry: Now that retailers know what the best-selling items this are for the lovers' holiday this year, we can pass that information on to you.

Gilt Groupe's CEO on Flash Sales' Fabulous Future

Gilt Groupe pioneered the private "flash sale" fashion website biz, which is now one of the fastest growing sectors in retail. Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe's CEO, spoke with us about growth opportunities, the world of private-sale sites, and competition -- including why it has a leg up on Amazon.

Conde Nast Overhaul Focuses on Digital Growth

A management overhaul at Conde Nast is meant to help its iconic magazines -- including Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker -- flourish in this century as they did in the last.

Ayn Rand, Thomas Malthus, and the Cost of Bad Ideas

The philosophical ideas of three writers, taken to illogical extremes, have wreaked havoc on the world's economy. Here, a look at the danger of embracing the wisdom of James Surowiecki, Thomas Malthus, and Ayn Rand.