Personal finance

Will Family Dollar-Dollar Tree merger affect the local discount store scene?
Buzzing around on a little road trip recently, I was intrigued by the number of dollar stores occupying prime real [...]
| Comment

Prisoners as consumers: Behind bars is some big business
We write a lot about consumer demographics, from college students to young parents to Baby Boomers – but there’s one [...]
| Comment

The world of fandom – Comi-Cons – is ripe for financial stories
What’s a multi-billion industry that draws celebrities, corporate exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of free-spending enthusiasts to events in multiple [...]
| Comment

Microsoft layoff news prompts a look at job cuts
Word last week that Microsoft will be jettisoning 18,000 workers raises the specter of mass layoffs, a frequent occurrence several [...]
| Comment

Fresh peg on new domain names: “dot-vodka,” “dot-Christmas,” “dot-fail”
Looking for a business story that spans the corporate world, small companies and even consumers & personal finance? The 2014 [...]
| Comment

Christmas in July? Retailers wooing holiday spenders even earlier
How are we spending our summer vacation?   Prepping for back-to-school, Thanksgiving and Christmas, if the displays in retail stores are [...]
| Comment