The recent $3.4 million sale at auction of a piano featured in the classic film Casablanca demonstrates that it's hard to beat the long-term value of vintage products. Here's what you can learn from it.


Until recently, Black Friday was the shot from the starting gun in retailers’ month-long sprint for holiday shopping supremacy. But many of the deals that shoppers saw Friday morning were hardly the one-time flash sales that once ruled the day.


Free turkey deals can turn some Thanksgiving shoppers into financial birdbrains. But do the offers even make financial sense for consumers? As with most cases of flashy deals, some economists say, probably not.


With major retailers expanding Black Friday sales throughout the month of November, most shoppers won't head to stores the day after Thanksgiving, according to a Bankrate.com survey out Wednesday.


MBA recruiters from some of the world’s largest companies say they require analytics skills from new hires, while business schools are starting to focus on big data.


Q: At a staff meeting, my manager stood up and told employees that her birthday was coming up soon and that we could buy gifts for her. During subsequent meetings over several weeks, she repeated this point. Of course, I bought her a gift. My question is: Was she taking advantage of her superior-subordinate relationship to, for the lack of a better term, extort presents?


Recent research indicates buyers sometimes fail to recognize that money (or, as with real-estate hunts, time and effort) are sunk costs that may not be recoverable but shouldn't be reflected in future decisions. In other words, just because you've lost countless Sundays looking at apartments doesn't mean you need to pay $100,000 more for one.


Everyone likes doing their bit to help out the environment, right? Not always: consumers are less likely to buy a “green” product if they believe its benefit to the environment was the result of an intentional change.


Ever since critic and theorist Walter Benjamin penned his landmark essay in 1936, it’s been accepted as a kind of common wisdom that the aura of the artwork has withered in the (never-ending) age of mechanical reproduction. But a new study suggests the aura hasn’t vanished entirely yet, and perhaps it never will.


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