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Costco raising the cost of a membership
Costco raising the cost of a membership Shopping & Retail October 13, 2011
With Costco raising the cost of a membership, what decision should you make about your membership with my favorite warehouse…
Costco raising the cost of a membership
Boston mayor puts the kibosh on Wal-Mart location Shopping & Retail October 13, 2011
Yet another elected leader wants to decide where you get to shop. Boston mayor Tom Menino has put the kibosh…
Costco raising the cost of a membership
Dry cleaning your clothes leaves potentially harmful residue Shopping & Retail October 11, 2011
A method of dry cleaning clothes that's still used by some 70% of dry cleaners leaves potentially harmful residue behind…
The Return of Layaway
The Return of Layaway Shopping & Retail October 10, 2011
What's old is new again: Remember "layaway?" One of the nation's largest retailers is…
California Puts Kibosh on Big Box Stores
California Puts Kibosh on Big Box Stores Shopping & Retail October 7, 2011
Big box stores like Wal-Mart and Target are in California's crosshairs thanks to new…
California Puts Kibosh on Big Box Stores
Cheap commercial real estate fuels retail growth Shopping & Retail October 6, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: Cheap commercial real estate rents mean that retailers are looking to open new locations at a time when everyone…
California Puts Kibosh on Big Box Stores
Frugal fatigue leads to rise in fun splurge purchases Shopping & Retail October 4, 2011
Frugal fatigue has set in across the land and given a bump in sales to fun splurges, according to The…
California Puts Kibosh on Big Box Stores
Daily deal site industry facing a shakedown and reset Deals & Savings October 3, 2011
The daily deal site industry is facing a shakedown and going through a reinvention that means Groupon and all its…
A “Convenient” Place To Get Your Deliveries
A “Convenient” Place To Get Your Deliveries Shopping & Retail October 3, 2011
Next time you're at the convenience store, grab some chips, a soda and...your Amazon…
A “Convenient” Place To Get Your Deliveries
QR barcodes to play important role for small business Mobile & Electronics September 30, 2011
Quick response (QR) bar codes are just on the cusp of mass adoption and promise yet another marketing tool for…
The Hottest Gift Item this Holiday Season
The Hottest Gift Item this Holiday Season Shopping & Retail September 29, 2011
Holiday stocking stuffer alert! Clark goes on record with a Black Friday price prediction…
Spotting the Fake Online Reviews
Spotting the Fake Online Reviews Shopping & Retail September 27, 2011
When you're reading online reviews of local services or businesses, how can you be…
Why It’s Time To Give Up Bottled Water
Why It’s Time To Give Up Bottled Water Shopping & Retail September 15, 2011
Almost half of all bottled water sold is really filtered municipal tap water. Stop…
Why It’s Time To Give Up Bottled Water
Big box stores targeted in California Shopping & Retail September 13, 2011
Big box stores are in the crosshairs in one state thanks to new legislation that would effectively outlaw the free…
Secrets Behind Outlet Shopping: Revealed
Secrets Behind Outlet Shopping: Revealed Shopping & Retail September 13, 2011
Do you like outlet shopping? What you think is a deal may be no…
Secrets Behind Outlet Shopping: Revealed
Retailers expect a strong Christmas Shopping & Retail September 12, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: Retailers are expecting a strong Christmas, which signals that the early deals we've become accustomed to in years past…
Secrets Behind Outlet Shopping: Revealed
Costco CEO’s legacy a testimony to ethical capitalism Shopping & Retail September 12, 2011
A quiet fixture of American capitalism will step down from his role as CEO of one of my favorite companies…
Secrets Behind Outlet Shopping: Revealed
Amazon testing convenience store delivery Shopping & Retail September 12, 2011
Next time you're at the convenience store, go grab some potato chips, a soda and….your Amazon delivery?!  I want to…
Aldi and extreme couponing reshape the grocery field
Aldi and extreme couponing reshape the grocery field Shopping & Retail September 8, 2011
Saving money on groceries is both easier and more difficult than it's ever been before, thanks to the popularity of…
Mini-Walmarts Coming To Cities
Mini-Walmarts Coming To Cities Shopping & Retail September 7, 2011
City dwellers, rejoice…or despair, depending on your perspective! Wal-Mart is experimenting with mini-stores in…
Best Deals at Dollar Stores
Best Deals at Dollar Stores Shopping & Retail September 6, 2011
Looking to stretch that dollar further? A new tally names the best screaming deals…
Got Unused Daily Deal Coupons? Sell ’em!
Got Unused Daily Deal Coupons? Sell ’em! Shopping & Retail September 1, 2011
Buying daily deals from Groupon or other sites can save you a lot of…
Watch merchandise at register to make sure sale price rings up
Watch merchandise at register to make sure sale price rings up Shopping & Retail August 29, 2011
Are you watching as your merchandise gets rung up at the register? One major drugstore chain recently had to pay…
Watch merchandise at register to make sure sale price rings up
Federal tax credit for some energy-efficient home improvements Homes & Real Estate August 29, 2011
Energy efficient home improvements made to your primary residence could reduce your tax liability thanks to an extension of a…
Find local deals happening NOW
Find local deals happening NOW Shopping & Retail August 29, 2011
The granddaddy of mobile coupon sites has a new service that shows local discounts…
Find local deals happening NOW
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Pay by credit card for any future deliverables Money & Credit August 24, 2011
With all the credit card bashing, much of it very justified, there are several circumstances when plastic trumps cash, check,…
Banks and retailers are snooping on you
Banks and retailers are snooping on you Shopping & Retail August 18, 2011
Your bank might be snooping on your purchases and selling that info to retailers.…
Banks and retailers are snooping on you
Clark’s 17-cent razor meets its match Shopping & Retail August 17, 2011
I recently read on MSNBC about a company that's developed a new razor that's such a deal. I just have…
Major retailer champions food safety
Major retailer champions food safety Shopping & Retail August 16, 2011
With absolutely no fanfare, one major retailer has put food safety standards in place…
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