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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Shareholder

Revlon, Estee Lauder and Ulta all have their good sides -- and each sports a flaw or two. But which beauty company is the prettiest of all for investors?

What Type of Consumer are You?

Based on where you live, how much money you make, and where you shop, you may be classified into one of these categories by one of the country's largest data brokers.

3 Black Success Stories Share Their Finance 'Secrets'

In honor of Black History month, DailyFinance asked three prominent African Americans to share their thoughts about what economic empowerment means to them, and illuminate what it takes to achieve it -- no matter who you are.

Stores Go Both High-Tech and Homey to Lure You In

Retailers are spicing up their brick-and-mortar stores to keep you walking through the door. Their game plan? To design environments that are equal parts high-tech and homespun. But will the changes be enough to keep physical stores from being reduced to showrooms for e-commerce sites?

Hot Holiday Gifts Revealed: 6 Big Chains Tell All

If you're not done with your holiday shopping, let DailyFinance help: Six of the nation's biggest retailers gave us the scoop on what's been flying off the shelves this year. So here's our exclusive rundown of some of the top sellers at Macy's, Target, J.C. Penney, Best Buy, Toys R Us and Sephora.

Savings Experiment: Making Your Makeup Multitask

If you feel like your daily makeup routine costs too much, you're not the only one. The average American woman spends about $100 a month on cosmetics and beauty products. So how do you maintain your daily look without dipping into your retirement fund? Consider finding products that can do double duty.

Mass Retailers Take a Shine to the Makeup Biz

The beauty business is undergoing a makeover at some of the nation's biggest retailers, as pharmacies and department stores go after shoppers in new and unconventional ways. Sears, CVS, Duane Reade and their cohorts are courting a business that has rebounded well from the recession despite the country's economic malaise.

7 Free Shipping Options for E-Retailers

Online retailing is big business, and growing. As virtual storefronts become major revenue generators, many retailers are realizing the value of free shipping, which has the potential to greatly increase sales. Consider these seven promotional strategies, good for consumers and investors.

Can This Man Put a Shine Back on J.C. Penney?

Ron Johnson, the man credited with the success of the Apple Store, is about to move downmarket to take over as CEO of J.C. Penney. The buzz from Wall Street has been nothing but positive, but can the executive live up to the hype and reinvent the retailer's dated brand?

Ten Retailers Turning Department Stores Into Mini-Malls

The idea of the in-store shop has evolved from getting space on the department store's floor and sharing marketing costs to a more formal relationship where brands lease floor space and create a shopping experience of their own. It can be a retailing win-win.

Penney's Eyes Growth Through High-Tech and Private Labels

J.C. Penney is talking a big game. The department store chains vows to increase its annual earnings fivefold over the next five years, among other plans. To do so, it wants to open 75 Sephora in-store shops in 2010, relaunch its jcp.com website and make other changes.