Money Matters - Simplified

Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart kicks off holiday shopping season to squeeze in more sales!

Some great news for shoppers!! They don’t need to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to start holiday purchases!

Wal-Mart sued over access barriers for wheelchair users

A legal advocacy group representing people with disabilities filed a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in San Francisco federal court Wednesday, for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Sears to shut down more than 100 US stores

Sears Holding Co., parent company of Sears and Kmart, has announced the closure of its more than 100 stores in United States next year.

Wal-Mart slashes iPhone 4 price to $147

Though Apple is not expected to introduce a new iPhone this month, Wal-Mart has lowered the price on Apple's iPhone 4 in its select stores across the country for a limited time.

Wal-Mart names new bosses for China operations

Acting swiftly after two high-level departures left leadership gaps in its Chinese management, Wal-Mart Stores named Mario-Jose Medina as the chief financial officer and Del Sloneker as the chief operations officer for China.

USPS faces tortuous road ahead

If the organization is the second-largest civilian employer, employing 571,566 full-time workers, in the United States, next only to retail behemoth Wal-Mart Stores, one has a reason to believe that it is huge.

Wal-Mart to pick up stake in China's e-commerce company

Online sales in China are rising really fast and, in the coming years they are expected to equal online sales in the United States.

Is Nordstrom the Perfect Stock?


Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if Nordstrom(NYSE: JWN) fits the bill.

So Long to the "Perfect" Economy

It's the day before-the-day before Christmas, and you know what that means -- the new BEA spending and income report is here! (Hurray?) This morning, the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis released its monthly summary of Americans' collective checkbook. I know how excited you'll all be to see it, so I won't keep you waiting. Here's how it looks.

9 Consumer Stocks to Anchor Your Portfolio


Have you been buying junk? Have you been thumbing your nose at default risk and chasing after companies that have shown more red than the Philadelphia Phillies? If you have, you've probably been pretty happy with the results. As a recent Bloomberg article highlighted, the seemingly lowest-quality companies have watched their stocks outperform so far this year. Bloomberg notes: