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Even Record Snows Couldn't Stop Shoppers

Much to retailers' surprise, old man winter didn't deter consumers from the post-holiday clearance sales. Merchants posted better-than-expected January results despite the dreadful weather that had caused many analysts to cool their forecasts.

Oprah's OWN Delivers a Strong Debut for Advertisers

Oprah Winfrey's new cable network is commanding some of the highest ad prices on cable, and it justified the rates with its heavily-watched debut. But can OWN continue delivering the viewership to support those premium rates?

UPS Predicts 7.5% Jump in Holiday Shipping for 2010

As UPS gears up for its busiest time of year by hiring about 50,000 temporary workers, the world's largest package-delivery service said it expects to ship about 7.5% more packages this holiday season than it did a year ago.

Kohl's Third-Quarter Earnings Meet Street Estimates

Kohl%u2019s Corp. (KSS) reported earnings of 63 cents per share for the quarter ended Oct. 30, unchanged from a year earlier. The operator of department stores said net sales rose 4.1% to $4.2 billion. Sales at stores open at least one year rose 1.8%, the company said in a statement.

UPS to Hire 50,000 Workers for the Holiday Rush

UPS (UPS) will hire 50,000 seasonal employees to work over the holiday season. The company is taking on temporary staff to work in positions including package sorters and driver helpers, CNNMoney reported. They will work through the company%u2019s busy season, which covers the holiday period from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

Kohl's to Hire 40,000 Temps for the Holiday Season

Retailer Kohl's said on Wednesday that it plans to hire 40,000 temporary workers during this year's holiday season at stores, distribution centers and credit operations nationwide -- 7,000 more than last year. The shopping season this year has been forecast to be stronger than it was in 2009.

Getting Smarter, Retailers Beat Expectations

Despite heat waves, penny-pinching parents and a weak job market, stores posted generally solid sales in August. They benefited from a sharper focus on inventory control, giving locals stores more say in merchandising and by using well-timed promotions.

Retail Earnings: Summer Slowdown Will Roll Into Fall

After a stronger-than-expected spring, the doldrums have hit summer harder than usual. Merchants' second-quarter reports were shot through with disappointment over the slow economic recovery and a sense that retailers will have to work hard to boost sales the rest of 2010.

Richest Americans You've Never Heard Of

Microsoft's Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett and Apple's Steve Jobs are all household names in addition to being among the wealthiest people in the country. But do you know Fred DeLuca, Peter Buck or Donald Hall? Probably not. Yet their products are likely an integral part of your daily life. So here is our list of the billionaires no one has heard of -- until now.