| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:49 AM
As the coffin slams shut on Halloween, Wal-Mart and other retailers are launching their holiday shopping deals almost a month before Black Friday, promising to be cheaper, earlier, easier and faster to cater to the ever more value- and...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Watch this: GM recalls vehicles for faulty headlights. Allentown's corporate community is stepping up to help the residents of downtown neighborhoods, including funding a new high school. Congressional Republicans say they'll pass a one-year extension...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:19 PM
It's almost Thanksgiving, which means it's almost time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. And, it's not just retail stores — mortar-and-brick or online — that have the deals. Various lodgings around the globe are serving up specials,...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:37 PM
MinXi Fu of West Hartford was up at 3 in the morning Tuesday to take advantage of a consumer-centric holiday from China that takes its name from the four digits in the date — 22.214.171.124 — Singles' Day.
China's largest e-commerce company,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:30 AM
More than half of Illinois residents plan to shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday this year—and 63 percent of them say they don't stick to their budgets, compared with just 55 percent nationwide.
That's according to a new survey from BMO Harris...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:00 PM
While J.C. Penney prepares to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and Kohl's and Macy's plan to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving for the Black Friday rush, small retailers are making plans of their own.
During the 2013 holiday season, 45 million people...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 3:29 AM
RIP, Black Friday? The shopping holiday, now on respirator, may soon be dead.
Thankfully, lining up outside stores in the wee hours the day after Thanksgiving to save a few bucks only to get trampled is likely a thing of the past.
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:54 PM
I'm jumping ahead just a bit, but I know some of you like to plan ahead for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So take some time to browse before you shop and stay ahead of the curve and the crowds.
Black Friday is Nov. 28, 2014.
Looking to plan your...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce's annual Jingle Bell Mingle is set for Dec. 2 at The Gallery, and will provide holiday shoppers a "one-stop" location to get some gift-buying done. The event, which Chamber staffers call "shopping local with...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:15 AM
If you go into travel-planning mode as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is over, knock yourself out with these 10 hotel deals coming up over Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
No need to leave the house to book a $99 room at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego or a...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Two years ago, Victoria Wilen ramped up online sales for her Kernel Encore popcorn shop with a colorful website and social-media strategy.
The effort paid off. The Orlando company now ships popcorn across the country, even to Iceland and England.