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I agree with those before me who said it can't hurt. Penney is not promising that it will be an exact match but only that it will be the closest that they can get.

Even if the customers find that only 50 percent (or pick any number above 15 percent)...

I don't think retailers are opposed to raising the overtime pay threshold as much as they are opposed to the huge increase being proposed.

Retailers will not just automatically raise all management personnel to the proposed hurdle rate. Instead many managers will find themselves transitioned back to being hourly employees.

If...

Being accused of overcharging is never a good thing for a retailer. It's even worse when some people refer to you as Whole Paycheck.

I am assuming the mis-priced items were those that were packaged at the store. Common errors are entering the wrong product code, misidentifying the product and...

It is nature or nurture is an age old question. Certainly there is a logic that would indicate the children emulate their parents whether it is small gestures, foods they eat or their spending habits. In some case this may be driven by family economics. In other cases the...

Whether I agree or disagree with Walmart's new policies, the company could position this as its way of getting the lowest cost. Is it possible that they asked for the lowest cost but didn't think they were actually getting it so they decided to assess some fees to ensure...

Free is a magic word, but as noted by almost everyone in today's comments it seldom, if ever, actually means free. The delivery company has to be paid by the shipper and they have the choice of absorbing the cost or passing it on to the consumer.

The cost typically...

The move was understandable. One of the fears everyone has is that they are in the "slow" line at the checkout.

Having someone assist customers with queuing was a good decision but still doesn't remedy the situation about the person who decided after the order was totaled that the price...

For Walmart — lots of noise, but no real impact.

Admittedly mine may not be the popular view on their tax practices. While it may seem inappropriate for Walmart (amongst many others) to hold a large portion of the income overseas or to have subsidiary companies in tax-friendly countries, it is...

It is hard to argue against Walmart's decision to pay workers more. I am sure that Walmart will use every metric to measure the impact on it bottom line.

If the payoffs don't offset the costs, it will find itself in the difficult position of having touted the increases but...

This is a win-win for both companies. There have been several previous discussions about the need for Target to refocus on its core business. This will allow it to do so and also recoup almost the same amount it lost on its poorly thought-out entry into the Canadian market....

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