| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:33 PM
The head of an Annapolis-based advertising firm that works with top consumer brands is betting the next breakthrough in electronics won't be in smart phones or televisions. Instead, Compass Marketing CEO John White believes the next frontier is the...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:49 AM
Can't buy love? Tell that to the lovebirds expecting to shell out $18.9 billion for Valentine's Day, the most since the National Retail Federation began tracking the holiday 12 years ago.
Though the proportion of Americans who say they celebrate...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The season of good cheer, warm apple cider, family gatherings and, of course, shopping is here.
Deal-hunting has changed a bit from scouring Black Friday ads over turkey bones — although some of us can't let that tradition go. Now, big box...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Congressional Republicans renewed their assault Thursday on the Affordable Care Act, as the House passed legislation to redefine the law's definition of full-time work, a key detail that would affect how employers must provide health benefits to workers....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:32 PM
Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax from Illinois shoppers Feb. 1, the e-commerce giant said Friday, in compliance with a new state law that aims to treat online and brick-and-mortar retailers equally.
The law, which went into effect Jan. 1,...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:21 AM
Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place.
Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Andre Mosley was ready for an upgrade, and Thanksgiving night was the time to get one.
"I was second or third in line for a PlayStation 3 last year," the 18-year-old Newport News man said.
On Thursday, Mosley and his twin brother, Andrew, got in...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:49 PM
The stars are aligning for a robust year in retail — but the spoils aren't likely to be shared equally.
Decreasing unemployment, brightening consumer confidence and plummeting gas prices point to a boost in consumer spending in 2015 that should be...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:43 PM
Retail sales took an unexpected slip in December, a signal that shoppers kept a tight watch on their holiday spending despite a boost from falling gasoline prices and a better job market.
In December, retail sales dropped 0.9% to $442.9 billion, the...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 11:25 AM
2014 holiday retail sales increased 4 percent from the previous year, marking a "successful" season, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday, but Commerce Department figures for December alone painted a less rosy picture.
The retail federation...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is relinquishing its status as the frenzied start of...