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American Airlines earnings report

American Airlines earnings report

December 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

American Airlines released its 3rd quarter earnings report for 2013, yesterday. The company made a $530 million profit last quarter. This is 5 times as much profit as it reported one year ago. Additionally, its revenue increased 6% year over year to $6.8 billion. The company reported a net income […]

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Black Friday takes on thanksgiving

Black Friday takes on thanksgiving

December 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm 0 comments

Big box stores tried to get a jump on the holiday sales season by opening on Thanksgiving. Did it work?

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Residential commons raise rent questions

Residential commons raise rent questions

December 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Will SMU’s new residential commons effect apartment sales in the SMU area?

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October retail sales statistic analysis

October retail sales statistic analysis

December 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

According to preliminary estimates, total retail and food service sales in the U.S. for the month of October are up from the previous month, indicating the government shutdown had little to no effect on consumer spending. Total retail sales have increased 0.4 percent from September. Compared to October 2012, this […]

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Black Friday at a San Antonio Wal-Mart

Black Friday at a San Antonio Wal-Mart

December 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

On the most notorious shopping day of the year, it was mayhem inside one of the many San Antonio Wal-Mart stores. A weary-eyed employee was stationed at every register, operating it as fast as possible. Managers were literally running between checkout stations to give price change overrides and keep the […]

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Black Friday sales rise

Black Friday sales rise

December 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

The holiday season is off to a solid start this year with the number of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers increasing by 1.4% or two million from 2012. According to The National Retail Federation, over [141 million unique shoppers] made their way to stores (and online vendors) over the four- day weekend […]

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Retail sales show shutdown had little effect, promising for holiday shopping

Retail sales show shutdown had little effect, promising for holiday shopping

December 5, 2013 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

The most recent retail sales statistics show that the government shut down had little effect on consumer spending.

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Weather, calendar shifts affect Six Flags revenue

Weather, calendar shifts affect Six Flags revenue

December 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

A shift in the spring calendar results in lower attendance rates for Six Flags.

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Radio Shack

Radio Shack

December 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

Michael Phelps, Lil Jon and DJ Steve Aoki walk into a pool party. No, this isn’t the setup to a cheap joke – this is RadioShack Corp’s newest ad. In a bid to shrug off its old school reputation, the electronics retailer is rolling out a flashy ad campaign featuring […]

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Consumers will spend this holiday season

Consumers will spend this holiday season

December 4, 2013 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

Retail sales rose in October from the previous month and the rise comes mainly from consumers buying from clothing stores (up 1.4 percent) and sporting goods/hobby stores (up 1.6 percent). This is an indication that consumers in the United States may not cut back this holiday season) although there was […]

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