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  • Grove, Americana to offer free Uber rides to big holiday spenders

    Grove, Americana to offer free Uber rides to big holiday spenders
    The Grove and the Americana at Brand -- two of Southern California's upscale shopping centers -- are giving free-spending shoppers free rides this holiday season. The outdoor malls are partnering with the ride start-up Uber to offer complimentary...
  • The Undead Dominating Halloween Costume Choices This Year

    The Undead Dominating Halloween Costume Choices This Year
    The undead are alive and well this Halloween and the creep factor is off the charts. That's according to Harvey Richard, owner of Connecticut Stage Supply in Plainville. The store stocks more than 10,000 costumes; some for sale and some for rent....
  • Christmas creep a trick and treat to boost Santa sales

    Christmas creep a trick and treat to boost Santa sales
    Chicago temperatures in the 70s this week be damned, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, maybe not a lot, but enough. Holiday items are popping up in stores. Catalogs are showing up in the mail. The price cuts already have begun, and wise...
  • Macy's to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

    Macy's to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving
    Black Friday is continuing its creep earlier into Thanksgiving Day, with Macy's opening its doors at prime turkey-coma time. Macy's plans to open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year, “in response to the significant, sustained...
  • Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season

    Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season
    Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center. The glass ornaments — chocolate-covered...
  • Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find

    Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find
    Many of the nation's biggest retailers plan to sharply increase hiring for the holiday shopping season as consumers look to spend more, according to reports out today. Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Amazon and Game Stop are among the retailers planning...
  • 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...