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Clark discusses the Apple vs. Google rivalry
Clark discusses the Apple vs. Google rivalry Mobile & Electronics October 5, 2012
How do you feel about the lack of YouTube and Google Maps apps on the iPhone? Clark discusses the rivalry…
Retailers ramp up for Christmas toy selling season
Retailers ramp up for Christmas toy selling season Shopping & Retail October 4, 2012
Toys R Us and Target each have their own strategies to compete with both Wal-Mart and Amazon this coming Christmas…
Retailers ramp up for Christmas toy selling season
Legitimate work-at-home opportunities via social media Shopping & Retail October 4, 2012
Your average social media user is now able to get paid for posting product links in what's amounting to a…
Variable pricing practices on the web
Variable pricing practices on the web Shopping & Retail October 2, 2012
When you're shopping online, the listed price isn't necessarily the final price -- especially for certain kinds of items. Clark…
Are the new 4K televisions worth the price?
Are the new 4K televisions worth the price? Shopping & Retail September 28, 2012
A new TV technology called 4K promises eye-popping resolution that is just like real life. But is it worth becoming…
Rent-To-Own stores using webcams to spy on customers
Rent-To-Own stores using webcams to spy on customers Scams & Rip-Offs September 26, 2012
Last May, reports surfaced about how seven Rent-To-Own stores had been renting computers with spy-cameras embedded inside. Employees at these…
Easy handheld checkout coming to a store near you?
Easy handheld checkout coming to a store near you? Shopping & Retail September 21, 2012
Two years ago, I talked with unbridled enthusiasm about an experiment in the Washington D.C. area and elsewhere that I…
Easy handheld checkout coming to a store near you?
Dietitians popping up in more supermarkets Shopping & Retail September 21, 2012
More and more supermarket chains are putting registered dietitians in their stores, according to The New York Times. A small…
How low will e-book prices go?
How low will e-book prices go? Shopping & Retail September 18, 2012
Soon, you'll be able to purchase and read e-books for less money. Here's why.
How low will e-book prices go?
GMO labeling, soda bans at forefront of food police debate Health September 17, 2012
The food police strike again with GMO labeling and soft drink restrictions in New York and California. Is it public…
Save 15 cents per gallon on gas this fall
Save 15 cents per gallon on gas this fall Cars September 14, 2012
If you're looking to save money on gas, the nation's largest retailer has an offer that could save up to…
Facial recognition delivers custom deals
Facial recognition delivers custom deals Shopping & Retail September 7, 2012
You've heard of the "face that launched a thousand ships." How about the face that launched 1,000 deals? Clark explains…
Reward Card Strategies: Gadgets or Flights?
Reward Card Strategies: Gadgets or Flights? Shopping & Retail September 4, 2012
So you've got frequent flier miles on your reward card...and you're tempted by those glossy in-flight catalogs showing hot electronics…
Online pawn shops are growing
Online pawn shops are growing Shopping & Retail August 31, 2012
If you're in need of a short-term loan, this is a new online option that you might not have considered…
Online pawn shops are growing
Daily deal sites lose favor among merchants and customers Shopping & Retail August 30, 2012
Daily deal sites are losing favor among merchants and customers alike, according to a New York Times report.The first problem…
Drought on the farms means you’ll be paying more money for food
Drought on the farms means you’ll be paying more money for food Shopping & Retail August 27, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: You've heard about the drought-induced failure of the corn crop. But what will it mean to your food budget…
Clark Smart TV shopping
Clark Smart TV shopping Shopping & Retail August 27, 2012
Flat panel TV prices are up to the highest level in more than two years. But they don't have to…
Simple loyalty programs can help indie restaurateurs survive the
Simple loyalty programs can help indie restaurateurs survive the Shopping & Retail August 23, 2012
Small independent restaurateurs should explore simple loyalty programs to drive repeat business in a slowing economy.The sit down restaurant industry…
Simple loyalty programs can help indie restaurateurs survive the
PayPal and Discover want to give you a new way to pay Shopping & Retail August 22, 2012
A new way to pay is coming and 50 million of us will know about even if we don't want…
Price war coming in appliance marketplace
Price war coming in appliance marketplace Shopping & Retail August 17, 2012
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: A market share war in the world of appliance retail means deals for consumers. The appliance market has…
Police departments offer eBay-like auction of stolen goods
Police departments offer eBay-like auction of stolen goods Shopping & Retail August 16, 2012
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: Police auctions of stolen property offer a great way to pick up a deal on merchandise that unfortunately…
Police departments offer eBay-like auction of stolen goods
Purchasing power belongs to an aging population Shopping & Retail August 15, 2012
Who watches the most TV in America? Nielsen says people who are 65 and older watch 7 hours of television…
Save money in the cereal aisle
Save money in the cereal aisle Shopping & Retail August 10, 2012
When you're walking down the cereal aisle, there's a way you can save big bucks by looking at one particular…
More retailers could be free to offer lower price for cash payers
More retailers could be free to offer lower price for cash payers Business & Entrepreneurs August 9, 2012
When you're checking out, will that be credit or debit? That choice is about to become more complicated thanks to…
McDonalds tries new low calorie menus
McDonalds tries new low calorie menus Shopping & Retail August 9, 2012
Watching your calories while grabbing a bite on the run has gotten a little easier.
Get the most out of your HE washer
Get the most out of your HE washer Life August 6, 2012
Do you own a high efficiency (HE) washing machine? This name brand detergent has earned the Consumer Reports "Best Buy"…
Marketers use eye tracking to influence your buying decisions
Marketers use eye tracking to influence your buying decisions Shopping & Retail July 27, 2012
The eyes have it. Marketers are now using high-tech ways to decide what shape and color a wide variety of…
Look for these summer restaurant promotions
Look for these summer restaurant promotions Deals & Savings July 27, 2012
Two casual dining restaurants are making it cheaper to get a sit down meal this summer.
How trustworthy are the car review blogs?
How trustworthy are the car review blogs? Shopping & Retail July 26, 2012
The next time you're looking for car reviews on the Internet, there's a very compelling reason why you might not…
McDonald’s promotes its low calorie menu items
McDonald’s promotes its low calorie menu items Shopping & Retail July 23, 2012
If you think you can't lose weight while eating at McDonald's, it's time to think again.The Golden Arches will be…
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