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The stores you've 'liked' want you to work there10/30/14
Ellen Davis of the National Retail Federation stores are reaching out to potential holiday temps through social media and email.
Did QE3 work? PNC's Faucher says it's a tough call
Did QE accomplish what the Fed wanted it to do? "It's really tough to tell," says PNC Financial's Gus Faucher. "We're not quite sure how much of [the recovery] was QE3."
The Fed today: Ending QE and watching its language
Bankrate's Greg McBride on why extending QE would do more harm than good, and the consumer problem.
The Fed is in no mood for surprises
The outcome of the Fed's two-day meeting this week appears set: No more QE as of November. And that's because the Fed is in no mood for surprises, says MarketWatch reporter Greg Robb.
Hospitals and nurses worry about Ebola costs
Treating Ebola and protecting their staff could be costly for hospitals, and nurses worry that hospitals will be too focused on their bottom line. Joan Doniger reports.
These pro golfers are taking a swing at craft beer
"Craft beers are hot and everybody's doing it," so why not professional golfers? Benj Steinman of Beer Marketer's Insights talks to Steve Orr about the new brews launching next year.
Going easier on lenders won't erase housing woes
Changes to federal mortgage rules could make mortgages more accessible to first-time buyers, but IHS Global Insight's Patrick Newport says they're no game-changer for a sluggish housing market.
Combining clicks and bricks key to holiday sales
Online shoppers are expected to keep the shippers busier than ever this year. But what about brick-and-mortar stores? Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics says they must figure out how to give the best of both worlds to shoppers.
Realtors' economist: Bring 'normal' lending back
The pace of home sales is lower than it was by this time last year, even though mortgage rates are lower than they were at this time last year. The chief economist at the National Association of Realtors says a return to "normal" lending standards...
Sears, mall landlord
As Sears prepares to lease space in seven mall stores to UK retailer Primark, Howard Davidowitz says we're watching the slow liquidation of what was once the largest department store in the U.S.
Ebola and the business of travel
Have concerns about the spread of Ebola hurt hotels, airlines and the travel sector?
Despite woes, NFL gets new Super Bowl advertiser
Steve Orr talks to Northwestern University's Tim Calkins about Mophie and the big game.
What's in those McNuggets? McDonald's has answers
McDonald's is taking to social media to defend the quality of its food. And NPD Group's Harry Balzer says rivals in the fast-casual industry are what got us talking about it.
September retail sales fell and so did stocks.
A confluence of fears has triggered what one economist calls a correction.
We're getting a 'worry discount' at the gas pump
You're seeing lower energy prices whether you live in Paris, Texas, or Paris, France. And it's all due to a "worry discount" in the oil market, says Tom Kloza of GasBuddy.com.
We've put ourselves on a tight budget
Bankrate.com says many of us don't have extra money to spend; others are looking to save.
Why not all sports transgressions are equal
One sports marketer doesn't think Michael Phelps' endorsement career ended with his recent DUI.
New NBA TV contract is worth triple current deal
A sports marketing expert says it indicates the popularity of live sports.
Maximizing your business travel budget
Business travel has made a comeback since the recession, but companies are still trying to get the most out of their trips. Ardent Partners' Christopher Dwyer has some tips.
Awad: European weakness sparks rout
As the Dow plunges more than 300 points, Plimsoll Mark Capital's Jim Awad tells us why.
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