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The Week Ahead

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Retailer Earnings

Macy's, J.C. Penney, and Nordstrom will come out with their fiscal 2009 first-quarter earnings this week, and analysts predict weaker consumer spending has begun to catch up with the department stores.

 

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Those Federal Stimulus Checks

What will Americans do with their tax rebate checks, and will it give the economy a much needed boost? We hit the mall to see if shoppers are buying or just browsing

The Debate Room

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Unemployment Checks: Keep 'Em Coming

The U.S. government should stimulate the economy by extending unemployment benefits past the traditional six months. Pro or con?

 

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Inside Microsoft's War Against Google

With Yahoo off the table, Microsoft plans to challenge Google's online-ad juggernaut alone. A behind-the-scenes look at its provocative strategy

The Fires May Not Be Out

The crisis appears to have passed for the U.S. financial system, but scores of companies still face default and bankruptcy

When Small Biz Can't Get a Loan

With lending tight, more entrepreneurs are turning to controversial "merchant cash advances"

IN YOUR FACE: LOW PRICES COULD BACKFIRE

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Reader Ron Boto Writes:

"The focus should be on continually improving your position in the customer's mind while maintaining necessary pricing. Thinking you can compete on price alone can kill you."

 

Face Time

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Bill Joy on Going Green, Google, Apple, and Microsoft

"I think you'll see some exciting IPOs in the mobile space…and some of them will probably become the next Yahoos, Googles, and Amazons"