| Nov 28, 2012
As tough as he was on the football field, Jason Taylor was always more style than grit. The former Miami Dolphin is expanding that image in retirement with a new collection of limited edition watches for Hollywood-based Invicta. Taylor......
| Dec 9, 2014
Presumably, some folks on your holiday gift list are travelers. Equally likely, you want to come up with a gift that they would really like.
The folks at Switchfly, the loyalty program redemption experts, have an answer for you. According to their...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Barring some kind of monumental screw-up, Amazon will be the dominant e-book retailer forevermore.
Amazon is certainly capable of screwing up. The Fire Phone that was launched to great fanfare before being quickly discounted to 99 cents seems like a...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Several generations of home electronics hobbyists, ham radio enthusiasts and computer nerds spent their growth-spurt years haunting their local RadioShack stores. They can't be happy about the company's long slide toward irrelevance and its looming...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:01 PM
A seasonal consumer message, nondenominational and unscented, from The Bottom Line. Remember, no tipping.
Online retailers often sell more merchandise than they can deliver in time for the holiday.
Under the Federal Trade Commission'...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:08 AM
The Thanksgiving shopping madness kicks off in stores on Thursday, running for five days through Cyber Monday.
No matter what day you plan to hit the stores, you can score the best deals on holiday gifts by drawing up a battle plan. Decide what to buy...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Some people are disappointed when they don't get what they wanted for Christmas. An even bigger letdown might be thinking you got what you wanted, then realizing after a close look that your gift is a knock-off.
The holiday shopping madness has begun,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Developed from an "over-the-transom" pilot script by David Anaxagoras, "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" is a new series from Amazon Studios, the still-wet-behind-the-ears content-production wing of the online retailer. New episodes — the...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Thanksgiving might just be the ultimate potluck. Nearly everyone we know loves this food-centric holiday. Long gone are the days of one person cooking the whole Thanksgiving dinner.
These days, many guests volunteer to bring a part of the meal, for a...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:58 PM
"In short, net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. It would put the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities and...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Expecting a company to actually speak with its customers is so 20th century.
Call me old school when it comes to customer service. I believe that when you treat people fairly and respectfully, they'll keep bringing you their business. That means...