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  • 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...
  • Sawgrass Mills job fair attracts younger job seekers

    Sawgrass Mills job fair attracts younger job seekers
    Several hundred job seekers — most of them young people — swarmed Sawgrass Mills on Thursday for the mall's seasonal job fair. Many had just graduated from high school and were looking for their first jobs. Others were in college and seeking...
  • National Retail Federation releases holiday season prediction

    National Retail Federation releases holiday season prediction
    The National Retail Federation, along with the International Council of Shopping Centers, has predicted a 4.1 percent increase in retail sales during the holiday season this year. That is higher than 2013's actual 3.1 percent increase during the same...
  • Holiday sales forecast is a mixed bag

    Holiday sales forecast is a mixed bag
    As Halloween candy piles up in stores, Christmas retail sales forecasts have started coming in, and they present a mixed bag. The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that it expects holiday sales to increase 4.1 percent, to $616.9 billion, from...
  • Holiday shopping forecast to grow by 4.1%

    Holiday shopping forecast to grow by 4.1%
    Shoppers are poised to spend more lavishly this holiday season compared to the previous two years, according to one industry group. The National Retail Federation said Americans will boost their spending by 4.1% to $617 billion in November and December,...
  • Haute Halloween

    Haute Halloween
    Costumes put a flirty twist on characters Think slinky and sexy for this year’s hottest Halloween costumes. From form-fitting gowns that hug the curves to asymmetrical hemlines (shorter in the front) it’s all about attention-getting...
  • Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday

    Your guide to Florida's back-to-school sales-tax holiday
    It's time for back-to-school shopping, and Florida families will get a break on sales tax this weekend when they buy clothing, supplies and computers. The three-day "tax holiday" falls just before the start of school, which is Aug. 11 in Seminole County...
  • Summer retail sales rise but spending may not hold up through holidays

    As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting. Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...
  • Taking the Kids -- and celebrating Halloween all October long

    Taking the Kids -- and celebrating Halloween all October long
    Love it, or hate it? Halloween, of course. The good news is that you aren't limited to one crazy day of last-minute costume fixes (weren't you sure you bought that witch wig?) and runs to the market for more candy. (How many more trick-or-treaters can...
  • Frightfully early? No, say Halloween stores

    Frightfully early? No, say Halloween stores
    Three-year-old Giovanni Figueroa can't wait to get his superhero Halloween costume. "I want to be Iron Man, the blue one," he said with his dad, Christian, gently correcting him that blue Iron Man is actually sidekick War Machine. Halloween...
  • Save your refund? That's the REAL no-brainer

    It's no secret that we Americans can be a nation of dim-bulbs when it comes to spending our money, which we so often do in breathtakingly stupid ways. During 2012, for example, we spent $11.8 billion -- yes, billion with a "b" -- on bottled water. That...