Heather Burke

Back-to-school sales may stall

As families tighten their belts, stores find their costs have gone up. Can they afford to pass the higher prices along to the consumer?

Kindly wait weeks for a Kindle

Amazon.com apologized to buyers for having to wait up to six weeks to receive the Kindle electronic reading device after the company ran...

Hot holiday toys

A Dora the Explorer doll that says a child's name, a TV game that lets girls color their hair, and other electronic toys may be...