Can Best Buy match online prices and remain profitable? In an effort to compete with online merchants over the holidays, Best Buy is now matching the prices that consumers find on the Internet. Joining MPR's Cathy Wurzer to discuss that strategy and the future of Best Buy is Brian Yarbrough.8:24 a.m.
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Rocket, Missile Attacks Persist In Gaza Strip
There was hope Tuesday night that a ceasefire might be reached between Israel and Hamas. But that hasn't happened yet and the death toll continues to rise. The violence in Gaza continues between Hamas and Israel.
Clinton Joins Diplomatic Push To End Gaza Violence
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Middle East to push for an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. She has met separately with Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders. Cairo is her final destination, where she'll be meeting with Egypt's president who stands at the center of negotiations.
To Lure Shoppers, Wal-Mart Tries Same-Day Delivery
Like many other brick-and-mortar retailers, Wal-Mart is trying new strategies to serve customers whenever they want to buy. In one new experiment in four select markets, the retail giant is promising to deliver eligible items ordered online in just a few hours.
'We Didn't Do Enough' To Protect S.C. Tax Records
Overseas hackers broke into the South Carolina Department of Revenue and stole 3.8 million taxpayer records including social security and bank account numbers. The state is adding new layers of security but some question how the breach happened. Gov. Nikki Haley says the state didn't do enough to prevent the cyber attack.
HP Plans To Sue Software Firm Because It 'Lied'
The California-based technology giant is writing down an $8.8 billion loss. CEO Meg Whitman says much of that comes from new revelations about Autonomy, a software company HP bought last year. She says the company lied about the state of its finances.
Thanksgiving Day Travelers Take Flight
On a typical day, airports are crowded, airplanes are full and the whole travel experience can be miserable. So what happens when you take all of that and mix it together with a holiday? To find out, we visit Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Furby Makes A Comeback This Holiday Season
Back in the 1990s, 40 million were sold. To reach those numbers again, the 21st century version of Furby has some updates — like LCD screens for eyes. They dilate to display graphics like rainbows, love-hearts or diamonds.