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Cars 2 Could Lap the Field in the Movie Toy Race

Cars 2 doesn't open until June 24, but its toy line is already revving up the summer movie-toy season. Sales of Cars 2 merchandise will surpass Disney's entire Toy Story franchise within 12 months, predicted Jim Silver, editor in chief of TimetoPlaymag.com.

The 10 Retailers That'll Have a Not-So-Jolly Holiday

Holiday sales are historically make-or-break for many retailers, and every year, several break -- and even go out of business. Others make large cuts in their store numbers and employees. 24/7 Wall St. combed through the numbers and spotlights 10 retailers that won't look the same next year -- if they're even around.

Sears Earnings: Loss Widens as Sales Decline

Sears called its third-quarter results "disappointing" as losses nearly doubled from last year and revenue decreased 5%, primarily as a result of declines in domestic comparable-store sales.

At Sears, Black Friday starts now

Sears is once again hosting a series of Black Friday sales, on the Fridays leading up to Christmas. In other words: Black Friday starts Now....

Black Friday: Starting Now at Sears

Sears is looking to rerun its Black Friday Now program from last year. Running Oct. 29-30, Sears will feature early versions of door busters and...

Black Friday: Layaway starts now

National Layaway Week has already come and gone (Oct 4- Oct 8 according to Kmart, which invented the event), a full seven weeks before Black Friday...

Is Borders' Sale of Its Corporate HQ a Death Knell?

Surely, the sale of Borders' Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters for almost $18.4 million adds to the persistent rumors of the company's imminent demise. But the truth is more complicated and has more to do with real estate than books.

More hot toys, this time from Kmart

It's not quite October, but Kmart is joining the chorus of retailers releasing top toy lists, well in advance of the holiday season. Toys R Us last...

Alternatives to big-box shopping

So many people these days are reluctant to shop national discount stores. But if you're not interested in shopping at Walmart (policy issues) or...