Recession? Not So Fast.
A growing number of economists are less pessimistic about a recession. Retail sales, excluding autos, were surprisingly firm in April, as consumer spending and the U.S. economy continue to grow.
Does Being Ethical Pay?
For corporations, social responsibility has become a big business. Companies spend billions of dollars doing good works -- everything from boosting diversity in their ranks to developing eco-friendly technology -- and then trumpeting those efforts to the public. But does it pay off?
The Neuroscience of Retailing
Retail therapy is a term many people are familiar with -- the notion that shopping can be a panacea. Now, researchers are studying the link between shopping and happiness -- and what puts people in the mood to buy.