| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Some gun retailers this week are reporting a spike in store traffic, in excess of the usual holiday rush, driven at least in part by fears of future firearms bans and other restrictions in the aftermath of the Newtown murders.
But even as foot traffic...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Several major firearms retailers are rethinking sales strategies for the rifle said to be used in Friday’s massacre in Connecticut.
Cabela’s, an outdoor products retailer, was still offering Bushmaster AR-15 rifles for between $730 and $1,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The Lehigh Valley's recovery from superstorm Sandy seemed to be proceeding slowly but surely on Wednesday, with streets coming to life and the area's electric utilities saying most power would be restored by the end of the weekend.
But the return to...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:02 PM
The Lehigh Valley impact of Hurricane Sandy intensified Wednesday with the reports of two more storm-related deaths.
Also on Wednesday, 41,000 of the region's homes and businesses that lost power in the storm had electricity restored. But about 160,000...
| Sep 20, 2012
Cabela's Candlewood Grill
475 East Hartford Blvd., East Hartford
I don't hunt. I don't fish. I don't shoot arrows, climb rocks or hike trails. So what was I doing in Cabela's, a retail wonderland for outdoorsy...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 3:11 PM
With the Christmas shopping season off to a rousing start, state officials are hoping this will be the best season in years for sales taxes pouring into state coffers.
The gifts being purchased at a brisk pace at malls and retail outlets from Danbury...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:42 AM
Black Friday, or (as we bargain hunters like to call it) the shopping Olympics, is almost here. If you're heading out, be sure to plan your route, put on comfortable shoes and time your arrivals. For the best deals, you'll need to be at the head of the...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Most of the long-struggling Owings Mills Mall will be torn down starting in 2013 to make room for a $65 million retail development, a move that Baltimore County officials hope will complement other burgeoning projects in an area targeted for growth.
| May 18, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Once tipping the scales at 412 pounds, commercial driver Glenn Horack now carries two precious things in his Peterbuilt truck to help with weight loss: His wife, Karla, — who keeps him honest — and a slow cooker.
But Horack, who has dropped...