| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Microsoft Corp. and Best Buy Co. are teaming up to create a store within a store.
The Windows Store only at Best Buy, a new concept announced Thursday by the tech giant and the electronics retailer, will sell Windows-based PCs, tablets and accessories...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The home entertainment business is growing again, albeit slowly, despite the fact that people continue to spend less on DVDs.
After years of declines, total consumer spending on movies for home use grew 2% in the first half of the year to $8.63 billion....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. is leaving Europe, selling its stake in a partnership with London telecommunications company Carphone Warehouse Group as it attempts to simplify its operations.
The Minneapolis chain said Tuesday that the boards of both...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Best Buy Co. reported a net loss and sliding sales for its first quarter, weakness that the electronics retailer blamed on the costs of its ongoing turnaround and calendar shifts that affected the key Super Bowl selling day.
Investors sent Best Buy...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Best Buy Co. watched its stock plunge more than 27% in morning trading Thursday after announcing poor holiday results that suffered from heavy competition and deep discounting.
The consumer electronics retailer said revenue for the nine weeks ended Jan....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:45 PM
It's not looking pretty for J.C. Penney.
The Plano, Texas, company said this week that it plans to close 33 under-performing stores around the country by early May and shave 2,000 jobs off its books. Chief Executive Myron Ullman called the move —...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Lego: Everything is awesome for toy brick company Lego, which said Thursday that its global sales rose 10% last year even as the global toy market suffered a slight revenue slide.
The Danish company, whose star turn in “The Lego Movie” has...
| Aug 3, 2011
Name: iPod nano (sixth generation)
What it is: A multitouch 8GB iPod nano with a built-in clip for attaching it to a waistband, a pocket, a shirt sleeve, a watchband (available from several companies, including Griffin Technology and iWatchz) or other...
| Jul 13, 2011
Considering the current world of pat-downs, full-body scanners and changing carry-on regulations, it could be that the Scottevest Carry-On Coat ($225 at scottevest.com) is really a traveling man's best friend, and a backup in the event you arrive at...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:21 AM
Gift cards are going viral, with half now able to be sent electronically this holiday season, according to the annual survey by the North Palm Beach-based Bankrate.com and CreditCards.com.
Some 51 percent of 63 gift card vendors -- from retailers to...