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Jul 21, 2021

Agency eyes ‘right-to-repair’ rules to aid consumers, shops

Americans would be freer to repair their broken electronics and even tractors or to use independent repair shops under changes being eyed by federal regulators.

Jan 8, 2016

Driverless cars, Internet of Things and drones: Trends of CES 2016

Frank Gorman of Gorman & Williams is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Previously, he gave an overview of this year’s expo. Today, he’s highlighting some of the trends. CES 2016 presented several innovative technologies that have moved beyond novelty and gadgetry to “trends” toward change that will affect markets and the way we live. […]

Jan 7, 2016

More than just electronics at CES

CES 2016 shows increasing exhibitor diversity – beauty products, video streaming services, original video content producers, and automobile manufacturers to list a few.

Jan 9, 2015

The trends from CES 2015

While far from a scientific inquiry, here are the technology ideas that seem to have the most buzz in Las Vegas.

Jul 23, 2013

RadioShack 2Q loss widens, CFO leaves

NEW YORK — RadioShack said Tuesday that its second-quarter loss widened as the struggling electronics retailer works to revamp its stores and product assortment ahead of the crucial holiday season. Although the loss was bigger than analysts expected, revenue beat expectations and the company said it was bringing on consultants to help improve results. RadioShack […]

May 24, 2013

Durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April

WASHINGTON — U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for aircraft and stronger business investment. The gains suggest economic growth may be holding steady this spring. Orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, rose 3.3 percent last month from March, the Commerce Department said […]

Oct 12, 2012

Best Buy to match some rivals’ online pricing

NEW YORK — Best Buy said Friday that it has authorized its store staffers to match online prices of competitors in some cases, as it beefs up service offerings as the all-important holiday season kicks off. Best Buy and others already offer price-matching guarantees for local competitors’ brick-and-mortar stores. But stores don’t usually match online […]

Sep 17, 2012

Gadget makers gear up for the holidays

NEW YORK — Makers of consumer electronics have been refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season. Apple unveiled a new iPhone, while Amazon started selling new tablet computers and e-readers. Nintendo offered details for the first major game console in years. These are some of the gadgets to expect in the coming months: NEW […]

Sep 14, 2012

Gas prices, cars push retail sales up 0.9 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales rose in August from July because consumers paid higher gas prices and bought more cars and trucks. They were more cautious elsewhere, suggesting the weak economy has made many selective about spending. Retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent, the Commerce Department said Friday. Gas station sales jumped 5.5 […]

Aug 21, 2012

Best Buy 2Q profit drops 90 pct, misses estimates

NEW YORK — The news just keeps getting worse at Best Buy each day. To top off an already eventful several days for the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer, Best Buy Co. withdrew its full-year earnings guidance Tuesday after reporting a 90-percent drop in net income during the second quarter, dragged down by restructuring charges […]

Aug 20, 2012

Wal-Mart brings back holiday layaway

NEW YORK — After seeing high customer demand for layaway during last year’s winter holiday season, Wal-Mart is expanding the interest-free pay-over-time program for Christmas. The new program will last a month longer than last year’s and will include more items than the toys and electronics featured last year. The world’s largest retailer says its […]

Aug 16, 2012

Wal-Mart 2Q profit rises 5.7 pct, raises outlook

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 5.7 percent increase in second-quarter net income and raised its outlook for the full year as the world’s largest retailer continues to woo back frugal shoppers by re-emphasizing it has the lowest prices on everything from clothes to electronics. But Wal-Mart is seeing its momentum slow down […]

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