| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Thanksgiving and Black Friday back-to-back shopping events proved to be more popular with Americans than they were last year, according to industry data.
The National Retail Federation pegged the number of unique shoppers Thursday through Sunday...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Despite extra time to shop as more retailers opened for business on Thanksgiving Day, consumers spent less money this year during the first four days of the official start of the holiday shopping season, according to a survey released Sunday by the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:30 PM
As "Breaking Bad" winds down with its fifth season airing now on AMC, producers have found a new way for the show's characters to live on: the Halloween costume.
Rasta Imposta has landed the exclusive deal to produce a costume based on Bryan Cranston's...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Retail sales were mixed in June, buoyed by strong auto and furniture sales but tamped down by high unemployment and taxes, analysts said.
The overall gauge of sales rose 0.4% from May following a revised 0.5% increase the previous month, according to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:58 PM
ELKHART – The start of school is just weeks away, and parents are getting an idea of just how much that will impact their finances.
According to the National Retail Federation, you will spend about $635 on shoes, clothes, supplies and...
| Jul 26, 2013
Hot items this year
• Neon: Almost any school supply comes in bright, highlighter marker-inspired colors. That includes folders, notebooks, scissors, pencil boxes and writing utensils.
• Patterns: Polka dots, leopard spots and chevrons...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The neon folders, binders and notebooks are all stacked in neat rows alongside the markers, pens and other school supplies.
It's back-to-school season, but the stacks at Kmart and Wal-Mart lay mostly undisturbed. Peak school supply shopping season comes...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too.
BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Consumers plan to spend an average of several hundred dollars to upward of $600 getting kids ready for school, and plenty aren't waiting until August, the busiest back-to-school spending period.
The National Retail Federation expects families with...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Maryland’s annual Tax Free Week will run from Sunday, Aug. 11, to Saturday, Aug. 17.
Consumers can save money during the week by not paying Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoes priced under $100 when shopping at local...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Sunday's was the last day to legally cheat the tax man during Florida’s annual sales tax holiday.
Not having to pay 6 percent tax helps, but parents will still shell out a whopping $634 on back-to-school shopping this year, says the National...