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This Retailer Just Flat Out Stinks

Investors figured that new J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson's "Fair and Square" pricing strategy wouldn't be a hit right away, but no one expected the recently remodeled department store chain would be this earnings season's biggest disaster.

Is the Kindle Fire Flaming Out?

Amazon sold just 750,000 Kindle Fire tablets during the first three months of 2012, well off its fourth quarter mark. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads. And the future looks even more grim for the Fire.

7 Reasons Best Buy Won't Be Around in 7 Years

The hunt is on for Best Buy's next CEO, but it won't be an easy post to fill: The hard truth is that the concept of the consumer electronics superstore is becoming less relevant with each passing year.

A Bull's-eye for iPads: Apple May Put Ministores in Target

Target may be planning to add something that's chic but certainly not cheap to some of its stores. Sources say Apple will open small stores within 25 of Target's largest stores later this year. But you may be surprised about which ones.

Get a Manicure, a Fine Wine, and a Latte ... at Walgreens?

Walgreens, the nation's largest pharmacy chain unveiled a new flagship store in Chicago that re-imagines the drugstore experience. Among the "unexpected" new offerings: fresh sushi, salon services, more than 700 fine wines and a juice bar. But will we really buy wine with our aspirin?

Bad Holiday Sales Leads to Sears, Kmart Store Closings

Sears Holdings on Tuesday reported a sharp drop in holiday sales compared to a year ago, and said the results will force it to close 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores. The company said the stores to be closed have yet to be identified.

Two Recalls Dampen Holiday Cheer

This is the time of year when retailers can't seem to move product out of their stores fast enough, but now Walmart and Target are scrambling to get some of their merchandise back: Potentially tainted infant formula and a children's travel case that definitely has too much lead in its paint.

Can Martha Make Shopping at Penney's 'a Good Thing'?

J.C. Penney is betting on iconic domestic diva Martha Stewart to help reinvent the staid department store concept, and in turn, how America shops. Their partnership is the first bold move from new CEO Ron Johnson -- but can it work?

Target Debuts 'Almost Last Minute' Holiday Sale

Retailers are finding ways to put a fresh spin on the classic limited-time sale this holiday season. Target's latest effort -- the Almost Last Minute Sale. From Dec. 8 to Dec. 11, it will offer discounts on items from its most popular gift categories in stores and online.

Retail Grinches Are Cutting Short Thanksgiving

News flash, retailers: There's a reason that mosh pit of rock-bottom deals and rampant consumerism is called Black Friday -- it occurs on Friday. And there's good reason to keep it that way.

Music Lovers, Get Ready to Say Goodbye to CDs

We've seen 78s, vinyl, 8-track tape, and cassettes come and go. Why should the CD be any different? Side-Line Music Magazine reports that major record labels plan to abandon the CD by the end of 2012 -- if not sooner.

For TV Buyers, 'Tis Really the Season

If you're in the market for a new television, you'd be wise to scoop up one of the sweet deals that will be available for the rest of 2011. TV manufacturers and retailers are desperate to unload inventory due to sluggish sales, so HDTVs, Internet-connected TVs and 3-D TVs will be going at deeply discounted prices.

Will Target Repeat Missoni Fiasco on Black Friday?

Anyone who lined up outside their local Target early one Tuesday morning this past September to score some Missoni -- and witnessed the retail carnage that ensued -- will be well prepared for Black Friday. Target, on the other hand, may not be as ready -- especially when it comes to its website.

Jobless and Eager to Shop on Black Friday ... for You

For many of the millions of Americans still out of work, shopping on Black Friday has become a luxury they can no longer afford. But some entrepreneurial consumers are refusing to be left with empty bags. They're going shopping for those doorbusters -- but for you, and for a fee.

Walmart's Latest Fashion Fail: It's No Target

For years, Walmart has been out to prove it could provide some substance for stylish wardrobes, but shoppers didn't buy the idea of fashion from the retail giant. No shock, its high hopes to emulate Target's "cheap chic" reputation have failed: Walmart's shutting down its Manhattan apparel office.

Macy's, Target to Start Black Friday at Midnight

Setting a new holiday shopping tradition, Macy's and Target will swing open their doors at midnight on Black Friday for the first time ever, giving shoppers a jump start on door-buster sales while offering an implicit challenge to their fellow retail brethren to follow suit.

Holiday Shopping: Self-Gifting Is On the Rise

Recession-scarred shoppers are tired of cutting back, and they're ready to give in to their pent up spending impulses, experts say. So after a few years of austerity, this holiday season, many people are going to be splurging a bit more on presents for themselves.

Will J.C. Penney Be the Next Target?

Two of the men most responsible for making Target a cool, hip shopping option will soon be leading J.C. Penney's, which means bold changes could be coming for the middle-of-the-road department store chain. Can Ron Johnson and Michael Francis help it shake its stodgy image?

Days and Dollars Lost to the Flu Hit a Fever Pitch

Tallying up the flu's effect on our economy is enough to make you sick. Influenza was responsible for 100 million lost work days in 2010, according to a Walgreens study. That's $7 billion in lost wages, and $10 billion in lost productivity. Inspired to get vaccinated this year? We'll point you to the best deal.

Savings Experiment: Trim Your Hair Care Budget

Consumers shelled out an estimated $2.32 billion on shampoo last year, and $1.71 billion on conditioner. But caring for your crowning glory shouldn't cost you a king's ransom. Here are four easy ways to save on this frequent purchase.

Can Best Buy's New Marketplace Poach Amazon's Sales?

Best Buy is taking its best shot at stealing some online market share from Amazon.com with a completely new service meant to challenge the world's largest e-commerce company. Best Buy Marketplace will substantially increase the number of products available at the Best Buy website.