| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:48 AM
Is it just me or is this a mix-and-match Bottom Line?
A new state law grants immunity to people who administer naloxone, or Narcan, to anyone who has overdosed on heroin or other opioid like oxycodone. The heroin-reversal drug,...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
| Sep 30, 2013
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, meet "Orange Tuesday" -- one retailer's attempt to establish the Tuesday after Labor Day as the kickoff of the Halloween shopping season.
BuySeasons Inc., the New Berlin, Wis., company that owns and operates a stable of...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Cyber Monday 2013 broke records. It was the biggest online spending day ever. Cyber Monday left Black Friday in the dust.
Take that, lackluster shopping weekend!
Retailers' performance, indeed, was blah overall during the four-day holiday shopping...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:42 PM
We've now heard it from Mr. Hooked on Phonics himself. "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek has stoked the flames of the undying Internet debate over how to correctly pronounce "GIF."
According to Trebek, GIF, an acronym for a popular image format (some...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:20 PM
If you weren't willing to skip dessert on Thanksgiving to hit the stores, or rise early to join the masses on Black Friday, I don't blame you.
But don't be a lazy gift giver who plucks something lame at the last minute, like a membership in a fruitcake-...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Retail sales rose more than expected in November as purchases of cars surged and early holiday-season shoppers took advantage of Black Friday deals to load up on electronics and other goods
Clothing sales, however, suffered.
The Department of...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:09 AM
The private-sector labor market heated up significantly last month as companies added 215,000 jobs, the most in a year, in a surprisingly positive sign for the economic recovery, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday.
The figure beat economists'...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Retail sales in holiday-related categories such as apparel, electronics and jewelry rose a “decent” 2.3%, according to a Thursday report from MasterCard SpendingPulse.
The so-so upswing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 improved on the same period in...