| Oct 10, 2014
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:58 PM
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,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:39 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 4:57 AM
If you're back-to-school shopping this weekend before public school starts Monday, I've got loads of savings and deals for you. The average family will spend more than $669 on school necessities this year, says a National Retail Federation survey.
| May 7, 2014
| 9:13 PM
Mother's Day, like motherhood itself, is fraught with peril. There are so many ways to get it wrong, so many opportunities to disappoint and be disappointed.
Those who bristle at all the gaudy consumerism often invoke such platitudes as "Every day...