So, it's no real surprise: all those drastic Christmas sales didn't go as well as retailers had hoped. In fact, the outlook is pretty bleak--many are predicting more and more closures and bankruptcies, joining big name stores like Circuit City, Linens 'n Things, Sharper Image, Steve & Barry and ... More >>
I don't cook much, but I still love browsing through cooking supply stores. Sur La Table is such a place, filled with gadgets I'll never use, at prices I can never justify paying. But again, it's fun to browse. A new one will open up at the Irvine Spectrum soon -- the second in OC -- occupying ... More >>
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Forget sky-high gas prices, stagnant home sales and shaky consumer confidence. Around here, all you need to know that rotten times are ahead is Sharper Image quarterly profits have sunk 62 percent.
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