| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What gas is to cars, advertising is to media companies. And there's a sense emerging that there may be less fuel in this business sector's tank in the weeks ahead.
Concerns were crystallized Tuesday during a conference call Discovery Communications...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Just 46 shopping days until Christmas. (Yes, I included Thanksgiving Day in that count, since many stores will be open for business by the time you've finished your second piece of pumpkin pie. J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. and Sears, Macy's and Kohl'...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are slowing operations to gain leverage during contract negotiations, management said.
The Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents employers operating port terminals and shipping lines, said...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Three more South Florida malls are getting ready for post-Thanksgiving dinner shoppers, joining the growing list of malls and retailers opening at 6 p.m.
Boynton Beach Mall and Town Center at Boca Raton will both open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving and stay open...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 6:48 PM
For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers labored without a contract.
Now the public harmony has been shattered, raising...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Retail sales bounced back last month after a disappointing September drop, providing positive consumer-spending momentum heading into the holiday shopping season.
Sales increased 0.3% in October after decreasing 0.3% the previous month, the Commerce...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season.
U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Renee Zellweger practically stopped traffic Monday night when she arrived at Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards and reporters noticed her much-less-round, different-looking face. Much scrutiny and conjecture about medical procedures ensued (and her name...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:14 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud.
The order, which Obama signed...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:03 PM
During a week in which its incoming chairman has been quoted asserting that retailers should pay higher wages, the National Retail Federation moved to combat "misperceptions" that retail jobs pay too little, highlighting a report that shows "stable"...