| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Get ready for more small Wal-Mart stores, and sooner. The mega-retailer known for its big-box strategy said it’s planning to speed up openings of its Neighborhood Market and Express stores.
While some Wal-Mart workers are protesting low wages and...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Wal-Mart will pump up its holiday staff by hiring more than 50,000 seasonal associates for its U.S. stores, the retail giant said.
The holidays are the “busiest time of the year” for the chain, according to a statement Friday. This year, the...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Wal-Mart is testing same-day delivery in certain markets, including parts of California, in a bid to nab more retail customers during the high-stakes holiday season.
The discount uber-chain said Tuesday that its beta version of the Walmart To Go delivery...
| Feb 1, 2013
Why doesn't somebody invent a …?
How many times have we asked ourselves that question about an item that would make our lives easier.
And then there are these gizmos advertised on TV that we never knew we needed, but they sound as if they'd...
| Jul 19, 2013
Dear Answer Angel: You make me jealous when you write about fashion finds at thrift and consignment stores. The ones I've been in are disorganized and filled with ratty sweaters and stretched-out T-shirts. Any tips on how to find the best shops?
| May 24, 2013
Dear Answer Angel: I have this cute pair of cheap, pleather loafers that I never wear because they produce a very loud, obnoxious squeaking sound. I've worn them twice to work, and on both occasions the constant squeaking interrupted my colleagues. Do you...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:15 PM
You're not just imagining it. Christmas season now starts before Halloween. At least Christmas decorations were popping up in stores in mid-October.
Not long ago, I found myself walking through a winter wonderland of sparkling artificial Christmas...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 8:42 AM
A month after a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, demand for ammunition is so high that Wal-Mart is limiting sales to keep supply stable.
As of last week, customers nationwide will only be able to purchase three boxes a day from the mega-...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Anne-Marie Slaughter. Marissa Mayer. Sheryl Sandberg. Paul Tudor Jones?
The founder of Tudor Investment Corp. seems, almost by accident, to be the newest voice in the debate about women at work. The hedge fund honcho, ranked 123rd on Forbes’...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Toys R Us and Macy’s, two major holiday shopping destinations, are teaming up for the Christmas rush by opening pop-up stores from the toy giant within the department store.
The temporary Toys R Us units inside 24 Macy’s stores nationwide...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Office Depot Inc. is buying smaller rival OfficeMax Inc. in what it’s calling a “merger of equals,” creating a heftier office-supply company to challenge industry leader Staples.
In the $1.2-billion all-stock deal, OfficeMax...