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  • Back-to-school shopping heats up

    Back-to-school shopping heats up
    As music videos played on flat screen TVs overhead, Brendon Lee, 7, sank into a brown cushioned stool at Shoe City on Monday while his great-aunt poked the toe of the white Converse sneaker on his left foot. It was the right shoe but the wrong size....
  • Palm Beach County families out for last-minute school supplies

    Palm Beach County families out for last-minute school supplies
    The countdown to the new school year is on in Palm Beach County, and so is last-minute back-to-school shopping. Students and parents headed to local stores Friday to stock up on paper, color pencils and other school supplies needed for the new school...
  • Tax-Free Week Expected To Save Shoppers Millions

    Tax-Free Week Expected To Save Shoppers Millions
    Connecticut shoppers can look forward to a little extra money in their wallets when the state holds its annual tax-free week Aug. 17 to 23. During that time, the 6.35 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoe purchases under $300 will be waived....
  • The NLRB attack on McDonald's

     The NLRB attack on McDonald's
    Amid the economic doldrums of recent times, the fast-food industry has been one of the biggest job creators. So far this year, it has added employment at a 4 percent rate, which stands to make this the third straight year at that pace. If only the...
  • Almost no one wants the Obamacare employer mandate now: Here's why

    Almost no one wants the Obamacare employer mandate now: Here's why
    When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its requirement that large employers provide health coverage or pay a penalty seemed to many supporters a key pillar of the effort to guarantee health coverage to Americans. Four years later and after...
  • McDonald's disputes NLRB decision linking it with franchisees

    McDonald's disputes NLRB decision linking it with franchisees
    McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions with its franchisees who operate roughly 90 percent of its restaurants, according to the National Labor Relations Board. The decision, discussed Tuesday with McDonald’s and parties, is...
  • National Retail Federation names Sen. Mark Warner a Legislator of the Year

    National Retail Federation names Sen. Mark Warner a Legislator of the Year
    The National Retail Federation named Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., as its Legislators of the Year. The awards presentation was made during the Retail Advocates Summit, according to a news release. “We thank Sen. Warner...
  • Retailers ramping up holiday hiring efforts

    Wal-Mart and other retailers say they are boosting holiday hiring this year as they prep of what they hope will be a rosier shopping season. The ramp-up in temporary hiring could hit more than 800,000 workers in the last months of the year, the...
  • Apodaca: Running the gauntlet that is the start of school

    It's back-to-school season, an annual event greeted by students with a mixture of excitement, anticipation and dread. Parents too, but in a different way. For those of us with kids in school, this time of year tests our strategic skills, logistics...
  • 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...
  • Get the most out of that gift card

    Spoiler alert: There's a really good chance you'll get a gift card for Christmas. That's not a news flash from the North Pole. It comes instead from the National Retail Federation, which estimated in a recent report that more than 80% of shoppers will...