The Cheapest Way to Get the New iPhone

The skeptics can say what they like: Chances are that many of us will upgrade to an iPhone 4S. But you may also be on a budget, and tight-fisted enough to resist a fully-loaded new phone -- unless the right deal presents itself. Smart, because there's a way to pay the price you seek; Craigslist and eBay aren't your only options.

Analysts: Santa's Bag Will Be Filled With Bargains

Consumers can expect a holiday shopping season heavy on promotional offers as stores offer sweet bargains on all manner of products amid a still-sluggish economy -- good news for buyers of tablet computers, smartphones and video games, all predicted to be big gift items this year.

Week in Preview: Retail Earnings in the Spotlight

Many of America's best-known retailers, including Walmart, Home Depot and JCPenney, will be stepping into the earnings spotlight this week. Their reports come on the heels of disappointing January retail sales numbers from the Commerce Department.

Three Brands We're Rooting For

The retail landscape is littered with names that are no more. Stores we shopped at as children, or for our children; stores we loved; and even stores...

The Most Expensive Gift at 12 American Retailers

Want to be an extra-generous Santa in 2010? Try buying the most expensive item at each of 12 popular U.S. retailers. According to an unscientific survey by 24/7 Wall St, that would set you back nearly $15 million (thanks mainly to a visit to Tiffany).

Dress Barn is seeking a new identity

Dress Barn hopes to undergo an extreme makeover. The company is seeking shareholder approval to change its corporate name to Ascena Retail Group...

RadioShack Beats, Amid Radio Silence on Buyout

Focusing on cell phones seems to be paying off for RadioShack. The electronics retailer's first-quarter profit rose 16%, beating expectations, thanks to sales of cell phones and prepaid wireless services. But, the report probably won't quiet the takeover speculation of recent weeks.

RadioShack Report Won't Stop Takeover Talk

Radio Shack has been the subject of much takeover speculation in recent weeks and will likely keep a low profile when it reports its first-quarter results on Monday. Analysts expect a small improvement in its financial results thanks to its recent marketing and merchandise initiatives, and some investors hope those will help the company find a buyer.

RadioShack Calls the Bankers to
Talk Buyout

This year, RadioShack has been the subject of a variety of buyout rumors. The latest has come from a story in the New York Post, indicating that the company has retained JP Morgan to explore strategic options, such as a possible buyout. A deal may be worth as much as $3 billion.

Black Friday deals already online!

The turkey hasn't even been cooked, but retailers are already lowering prices for Black Friday online. tracked down 16 stores that...

Underrated in America: RadioShack

It's all too easy to make fun of RadioShack. The home electronics chain endures with whole walls devoted to different kinds of wires, cables and...