| Nov 7, 2014
What's in your digital wallet, Apple Pay or Google Wallet?
Here's a quick look at two forms of mobile payment that use NFC, or near-field communication, for quickie checkouts (no credit card required) at participating retailers.
| Nov 6, 2014
To be more "green" I've decided to make an effort to serve more vegetables. With a veggie dish served at each meal as a side or main dish, I am supporting local farms, the economy, environment and – best of all – making sure my family eats...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Timing is everything.
When Apple Pay made splashy headlines with its debut on Monday, news was breaking on another retail front.
Another cyber security breach was being investigated, this time at Staples.
Already, more than a hundred million...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Dueling millionaires and ex-mayors. Foaming mad celebrities. Cries of corruption. Stolen campaign signs. Mayhem in City Council chambers.
Good Lord, you've gotta love Malibu, which finds itself at war over a November ballot measure that proposes to...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Collard greens are "the new kale." So say the chic eaters. But some concerned cultural guardians fear a new social and economic menace: "food gentrification."
Gentrification, simply defined, is when something that you used to buy because it was cheap...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Athletes often take off their gloves, their pads, their caps before they start an interview. Liv Tapsall takes a seat on the bench at the Trinity field hockey field and takes off her blonde wig.
She plays bald.
"We did this exercise in preseason where...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Chicken or steak. Those were the common choices for most banquet hall food when we got married on a blustery December night more than three decades ago. We went out on a limb and selected Cornish hens served with wild rice. Seems safe today, but trust...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Winn-Dixie has updated its coupon policy, and the changes are sure to irritate extreme couponers.
The new policy posted Monday on WinnDixie.com, outlines 14 rules that should smooth the check-out process and help reduce confusion for customers and...
| Jan 12, 2014
A new grocery store seems to pop up every week in South Florida.
Big boys Publix, Whole Foods Market, Winn-Dixie, Walmart, Target, Costco, Sam's Club and BJ's get a run for their money from local chains Doris Italian Market, Joseph's Classic Market...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:07 PM
It is almost unheard of for a TV series to get a second season nearly 10 years after the first. But with so many recent changes in the viewing landscape, nothing about television is business as usual anymore.
Which brings us to "The Comeback," a spiky...
| Mar 9, 2014
People love to hate Walmart.
The world's largest retailer often gets kicked around for its nightmare customer service.
A new retail report ranking the best and worst stores confirms it. The American Customer Satisfaction Index surveyed more than 11,...