Posts filed under “Financial Press”

Massive Retail Roundup

No big linkfest this weekend due to holiday travel — but since there is such an enormous amount of discussion about Retail Sales and the Consumer — we gathered many of the key stories and meta-data right here:


New WSJ Blog: Holiday Sales Tracker            

News, Trends and Analysis for the Key Shopping Season

Why it matters

Why the Economy Needs Consumers To Shop This Year
(WSJ Page One)

Shoppers Flock to Stores, But Will It Be Enough?

Retail Sector Market Performance

How are sales doing?

Wal – Mart’s Weak Sales Dampen Holiday Season Hopes

Expanded Hours, Discounts Lure Shoppers

Retailers open early to ‘huge’ holiday shoppers

U.S. Retailers Open Early, Discount to Kick Off Holiday Season

Consumer Spending Is Holding Up? You Do the Math

Black Friday Mall sales up 6% from ’05

Web sales down on Black Friday

Wal-Mart sounds ominous note for holiday season

• Update (11/27/06):

Shoppers slow pace after early frenzy          

Not as many Black Friday shoppers, but spending is up               

Traffic down, spending up in holiday retail debut 

Retail sales mixed at start of US holiday season;
(Car sales forecast to fall in 2007 to lowest since 1998)   

How Housing Slump Is Risk To Big Three Rebound

Holiday Sales Get Off to Solid Start, But Wal-Mart Doesn’t Share Cheer

Black Friday Turned Green at the Malls Before Dawn


iPod versus ?             

Tivo is now Free                     

Shopping Mayhem

Wal – Mart’s Weak Sales Dampen Holiday Season Hopes

Tips: Holiday shopping

Best Buy Doorbusters 

About those Gift Cards

Gift Cards Stay Popular, but Some Recipients Get Only Headaches   

The Fine Print on Giftcards   

Clicking With Cyber Monday 

Retail and Inflation

How Wal-Mart’s Price Cutting Influences Both Rivals and Inflation

Shopping Blogs The Cult of Shopping


Cool Tools

Mighty Goods

Yahoo Shopping

Cheap Stingy Bargains

Hunt and Gather Online


Thrifty Chick’s Coupon / Bargains

Slave to Target

That’s all for now. Happy shopping!


Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Financial Press, Retail

Goldilocks Word Count

Category: Economy, Financial Press, Psychology, Web/Tech, Weblogs

New WSJ Blog: Holiday Sales Tracker

Category: Financial Press, Retail, Weblogs

Fox to air fake news show (really)

Category: Financial Press, Television

Marketbeat Freed from Firewall

Category: Financial Press, Weblogs

Autopsy of a Miscalculation

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Financial Press, Markets, Politics

1927-1933 Chart of Pompous Prognosticators

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Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology

Now Blogging: The Economist

Category: Financial Press, Weblogs

RealMoney free to College students

Category: Financial Press

Media praise for The Big Picture

Category: Financial Press, Weblogs