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  • UPS to hire up to 95,000 temp workers for holiday season

    (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc is almost doubling the number of seasonal employees it hires for this year's holiday shopping season as it aims to avoid a repeat of last year's network breakdown during the crucial period.
  • Summer retail sales rise but spending may not hold up through holidays

    As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting. Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...

    Kmart kicks off holiday shopping a bit early

    Kmart kicks off holiday shopping a bit early
    Move over Back to School. Holiday shopping has arrived. At least that's what Kmart would like to tell the 40 percent of you who begin holiday shopping before Halloween. If you fall into that group (as measured by the National Retail Federation last...

    Apodaca: Running the gauntlet that is the start of school

    It's back-to-school season, an annual event greeted by students with a mixture of excitement, anticipation and dread. Parents too, but in a different way. For those of us with kids in school, this time of year tests our strategic skills, logistics...

    Frightfully early? No, say Halloween stores

    Frightfully early? No, say Halloween stores
    Three-year-old Giovanni Figueroa can't wait to get his superhero Halloween costume. "I want to be Iron Man, the blue one," he said with his dad, Christian, gently correcting him that blue Iron Man is actually sidekick War Machine. Halloween...