| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman — specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is...
| Jan 21, 2014
You can expect some new ways to arrange hotel accommodations this year, as well as a few changes in the old ways. And, as usual, along the way you'll have to watch out for gotchas.
The biggest change this year is a new website that allows you to...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Bargain-hunting shoppers on Cyber Monday broke consumption records, making the online shopping bonanza the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Online sales surged 20.6% compared with the same day...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Bargain-hunting shoppers turned the latest Cyber Monday into the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Online sales surged 20.6% compared with last year's Monday after Thanksgiving. Los Angeles was...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Just one week after Amazon announced its high-tech, albeit somewhat vague, plans for drone delivery, the online retail giant is beginning to face warlike competition. Amazon drones, meet Groupon catapults.
The popular deals website Groupon posted a...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Zagat is back with its holiday tipping survey, revealing that 57% of diners tip on the post-tax amount on the bill, men try more often than women to tip their way to faster seating or a better table and that the average American will tip the babysitter...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Bob and Linda Carey's love story is told in a new video, and it centers on a middle-aged man with a bit of a belly being photographed in an assortment of locations while wearing a big pink tutu and little else.
If that's the best sight in this video,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:19 AM
BJ's Wholesale Club is offering discounted memberships through the daily deal website Groupon.com.
Through the Groupon deal, shoppers can get a BJ's membership for $35, regularly $50. The deal also includes a $25 gift card, bringing the membership...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:05 AM
In the days when my husband the sportswriter traveled the country covering the NFL, my kids would often meet him at the door upon his return home.
"Mom's on the edge," Joe would say. "You gotta take us to the mall for dinner."
So you see, the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:40 AM
For about three years, investment cognoscenti have been deviled by snarky comments on Twitter purporting to come from inside the elevator at Goldman Sachs, the investment banking firm that has long been a paragon of capitalism. The disdainful, pointed...