This holidays, high-end retailers go high-tech

Diana Krahn checks out some boots on the interactive screen in the new Ugg store.

At Ugg and Burberry’s new area stores, iPads and touch screens help guide shoppers.

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Behind the scenes at Best Buy’s Black Friday dress rehearsal

Behind the scenes at Best Buy’s Black Friday dress rehearsal

An inside look at the excruciating detail that goes into keeping shoppers moving and keeping them happy on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.

United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO

United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO

Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.

USAID seeks help from ‘maker movement’ for Ebola

USAID seeks help from ‘maker movement’ for Ebola

Inventors gathered in Washington with prototypes designed to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Small Business Saturday takes a unique twist at local shop

Small Business Saturday takes a unique twist at local shop

She started as an employee at Salt & Sundry. On Saturday, she’ll be back in the boutique for a different reason.

Marion Knott, scion of berry family, dies at 92

Marion Knott, scion of berry family, dies at 92

Ms. Knott helped guide the development of Knott’s Berry Farm, a California tourist attraction.

Columnists

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Free money? Try credit with a catch.

COLUMN | “Zero percent interest” programs can snare consumers — and if you get caught, it’s expensive.

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz

You just signed a
$325 million deal. Now what?

Giancarlo Stanton’s baseball deal isn’t as much as it sounds like, and he still needs to budget and plan ahead.

Thomas Heath

Thomas Heath

Doggett parking’s real dividend is in its Heroes charity

Washington nonprofit helps families of fallen police, firefighters move forward; it was Bud Doggett’s Way.

Market News

Stocks rise, boosted by Asia, German news

U.S. stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence.

Wonkblog

Giuliani forgets America still a different place for blacks

Giuliani forgets America still a different place for blacks

“White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other,” the former mayor said. A few statistics show why whites see the police differently from blacks.

What happens when your pregnant sister-in-law is paralyzed in an accident -- and has no insurance.

What happens when your pregnant sister-in-law is paralyzed in an accident -- and has no insurance.

An MIT political scientist discusses a wrenching experiencing.

SNL skit suggests Obama’s immigration executive action is unconstitutional

What SNL gets right and wrong about Obama’s immigration action.

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On Leadership

The CEO apology, in 14 tweets

The CEO apology, in 14 tweets

As a platform for apologies, Twitter may not hit the sweet spot for the C-suite.

Talking leadership with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Talking leadership with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

“Your job is not to tell me about something you’re concerned with, it’s to get in my face and make sure I’ve heard you.“

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Get There

What lenders shouldn’t be asking of people with disabilities

What lenders shouldn’t be asking of people with disabilities

Borrowers must provide written proof that they are receiving the disability income and disclose how much they’re receiving, but not much more.

Wells Fargo and Discover to offer student loan modifications

Wells Fargo and Discover to offer student loan modifications

Student-loan repayment terms are being relaxed by Wells Fargo, and similar changes are in the works at Discover Financial Services.

The Switch

Holiday tech shopping: Smartphones and tablets

Holiday tech shopping: Smartphones and tablets

Here’s a look at what’s new and interesting among smartphones and tablets.

Holiday tech shopping: The view from thewirecutter.com

Holiday tech shopping: The view from thewirecutter.com

Here’s a range of interesting gadgets and luxury items that are reviewed by thewirecutter.com.

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