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Toys 'R' Us offering time-savers with doorbusters

As consumer surveys offer mixed views of our holiday spending plans, Toys "R" Us is trying to appeal to our need for speed. "Time is their currency," Toys "R" Us President Hank Mullany says of shoppers.

November 26, 2014 | 8 min

Newscast: GDP rises, consumer confidence falls

We're seeing some of the best economic growth in almost a dozen years, but we're less confident.

November 25, 2014 | 1 min

Top female CEOs usually insiders and more educated

Women who land the top jobs at Fortune 500 companies are more likely to be insiders and have stronger credentials than their male counterparts.

November 25, 2014 | 3 min

Record MLB contract is remarkable for length

What's remarkable about Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton's record 13-year, $325 million deal is the length, not the dollar amount, says Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist. And he says player salaries have no direct ties to ticket prices.

November 24, 2014 | 5 min

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