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  • Don't let gift cards go unspent

    Gift cards once again were among the most popular presents for teens and other young consumers this past holiday season. And that means that once again millions of dollars' worth of gift cards will go unspent, like so many lumps of coal. According to the...
  • Back-to-school spending adds up

    Parents, watch your checkbooks. Back-to-school spending is kicking into high gear. From clothing and accessories to backpacks, computers and calculators, the average family is expected to spend about $635 in the weeks ahead, according to the National...
  • February 14 is women's Super Bowl

    Who says romance is dead? According to the National Retail Federation, American men just spent an average of $71.51 on Super Bowl stuff, including chips, beer and big-screen TVs. But for Valentine's Day, guys say they'll shell out $104.30 on their...
  • I'm seeing red over Black Thursday

    The news that Walmart, Sears, Toys R Us, Kmart and Target will launch the Black Friday sales stampede on Thanksgiving night -- and not the day after -- is the final stake through the wishbone of our national day of thanks. Old Kris Kringle got his...
  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • A vintage problem: What to get for mom?

    Mom is back! After a significant drop-off during the Great Recessepression, Mother Day's spending is set to jump by 11 percent this year, according to the latest survey by the National Retail Federation, which averages out this year's spending to $168....
  • National Retail Federation predicts modest holiday sales

    National Retail Federation predicts modest holiday sales
    The National Retail Federation released its holiday predictions Thursday morning, noting that holiday sales will be significantly impacted by the actions of the federal government in the next 45 days. “Our forecast is also somewhat hinging on...
  • Average consumers spend $75 each on Halloween

    Average consumers spend $75 each on Halloween
    Americans are expected to spend slightly less on Halloween this year. A National Retail Federation survey found people plan to spend $6.9 billion dollars on costumes, candy, decorations and greeting cards. That's down 14% from last year but up from 2011....
  • National Retail Federation says shoppers will spend less this Christmas

    National Retail Federation says shoppers will spend less this Christmas
    The National Retail Federation, a trade association of retailers, released its predictions for the holiday season on Wednesday. According to the federation's survey, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, d├ęcor, greeting cards and...
  • Government shutdown may crimp holiday shopping

    Add another potential casualty of Washington's gridlock: the holiday shopping season. The congressional stalemate that brought about a partial government shutdown has rattled Americans already spooked by years of economic weakness. And the uncertainty...
  • Fast-food workers across U.S. rally for $15 hourly pay

    Fast-food workers across U.S. rally for $15 hourly pay
    LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK — In the aftermath of the recession, hundreds of workers in low-wage industries have tried to call attention to how difficult it is to survive on the minimum wage. Thursday might have been their biggest effort yet. Fast-...