Like it or not, “Black Thanksgiving” could be here to stay, retail and fashion expert says

Like it or not, more major retailers have decided this year to begin the holiday shopping season earlier, on Thanksgiving Day. They also are testing consumer interest with “pre-Black Friday” offers. While most retailers, such as Walmart, Toys R Us, Target and Best Buy, will open in the evening after many families have gathered for […]

Kelley professor’s investment outlook for 2014 not as gloomy as overall economic forecast

Amid the deep concerns raised by his peers at the IU Kelley School of Business, who were delivering an annual forecast for 2014, finance professor Rob Neal offered some hope to investors. He opened by noting that returns on stock market investments have been averaging about 7 percent annually, a little less than the historical […]