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Black History Month: American Girl Launching Civil Rights-Era Doll

Melody tells children story of everyday people as part of fighting for equality in the 1960s

In celebrating Black History Month and its 30th anniversary, American Girl is introducing a doll…

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Retail Sales Fall for Third Month in a Row

Economists blame harsh winter for retail sales drop

Retail sales fell drastically last month due to harsh winter weather that deterred shoppers from…

By Essence Gant

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Walmart CEO Announces Higher Wages for Employees

Entry wage will be increased to at least $9 per hour

On Thursday Feb. 19, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon made an exciting announcement in…

By Cristie Leondis

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

After grand jury decision in Ferguson, some urge consumers not to shop on big day for retailers

After grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, activists on social media are…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Is Your Business Ready for the Busiest Shopping Days of the Year?

Check out these stats and get in gear

The holidays are a great time to play catch up and celebrate with family and…

By Sharon S Gordon

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Thanksgiving Shopping: Kmart to Stay Open 42 Consecutive Hours

It's a holiday. Why stay home?

Kmart will open at 6:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and stay open late for your…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Amazon To Open Physical Store in New York City

The e-commerce giant's store will launch in midtown Manhattan

The e-commerce juggernaut will open up its first brick-and-mortar store in New York City. Amazon…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Cool Jobs: Converse Exec Talks Recruitment and Career Strategy

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary details journey

Rodney Pratt, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Converse, shares sage advice for…

By Nicole Cober, Esq.

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Big-Box Boss Moves: How One Stylist Expanded Hair Salons Into Walmart

Instore leasing is a great way to expand your business

Entrepreneur Asia Seman has three Cleopatra Beauty Shops in Walmart, and here’s how she did…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Report Shows Amazon Offers Best Deal on College Textbooks

Save money on books by shopping online

Consumer Reports has determined that the first place students should shop for their textbooks. Find…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Gap: Pay Disparities Between Male and Female Employees Eliminated

Retail brand also leads industry with a high percentage of women in leadership positions

Going against the grain of women earning less than men, Gap says all their employees…

By Courtney Connley

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Infographic: Back-to-School Saving Tips

Here's how you can cut the costs this season

Check out ways you can cut costs for the back-to-school season.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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$525,000: Barneys Pays to Settle Racial Profiling Allegations

Retailer to also hire anti-profiling consultant

After an investigation on multiple complaints of racial profiling, Barneys New York has agreed to…

By Courtney Connley

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Rappers Riff Raff & Krayzie Bone Partner With Candyman Vending Company

CEO Andre Bramwell uses hip-hop to expand brand

CEO Andre Bramwell has tapped into hip-hop industry to promote his Candyman Vending company.

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Nicki Minaj Joins Latest List Of Celebs Selling Their Goods On HSN

Rapper’s fragrance MINAJEST sold out in minutes

Nicki Minaj recently teamed up with the Home Shopping Network to promote the launch of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Goodshop App Combines Shopping with Charity

You can buy while giving to a good cause

With this app, you can choose from a list of schools and nonprofits in the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar For $8.5 Billion

Company has created North America's biggest discount enterprise

Discount retailer, Dollar General, aims to compete against Wal-Mart by purchasing Family Dollar for a…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Rob Brown Settling Discrimination Suit Against Macy’s

Settlement has been reached in principle regarding alleged racial profiling

Actor Rob Brown is settling the lawsuit versus Macy’s and New York City for their…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Consumer Tip of the Day: Diversify Online Shopping Sources to Find Deals

Website finds that Amazon may not be saving you money all the time

A recent report from Savings.com reveals that Amazon doesn’t always have the lowest prices, therefore,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

Consumer Spending Slows Down in June

Overall consumption, however, remains positive

Slow declines in the unemployment rate resulted in hesitance among consumers.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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