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  • L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says

    L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says
      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...
  • South Florida malls set Thanksgiving opening hours

    South Florida malls set Thanksgiving opening hours
    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...
  • West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout

    West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout
    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...
  • Retail sales bounce back in October in positive sign for holiday season

    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...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    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...
  • Renee Zellweger looks like she might have had a little work done

    Renee Zellweger looks like she might have had a little work done
    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...
  • Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards

    Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards
    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...
  • Retail group's report aims to counter wage 'misperceptions'

    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"...
  • Boomers Remain Loyal To Milky Ways, M&Ms

    Boomers Remain Loyal To Milky Ways, M&Ms
    I gave up celebrating Halloween when I got to high school. Cool became more important than candy. Cool did not trick or treat, although cool did miss the candy. Halloween has changed since baby boomers were canvassing the neighborhood in pursuit of...
  • Fright and sex appeal top Halloween costume options

    Fright and sex appeal top Halloween costume options
    Expect unprecedented peer pressure to dress up Halloween this year. Various studies report that adults will spend more than ever before to dress themselves, their children and their pets for the 2014 festivities. Of course, adults will spend the most...
  • Halloween stores popping up across South Florida

    Halloween stores popping up across South Florida
    It's time to shop for skeletons, eyeballs and sparkling princess costumes. For Halloween, of course. The holiday reserved for playing dress-up and creeping out people is just around the corner, and so are several shops that have temporarily opened...