Yes, new stores keep opening, but don't get too excited

Even in this recession, some businesses are making hay -- including retailers. Store chains recently have been announcing plans to open locations and hire new workers. It looks like a recovery on paper, but in reality, it's more of a wash.

The latest announcement came from Target Corp. (TGT) which said it will open 26 new stores in the next month, bringing on some 5,000 employees. Stores will open from Anchorage, Alaska, to West Palm Beach, Fla.