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  • Shoppers In Post-Christmas Rush Say They Had More Money To Spend This Year

    Shoppers In Post-Christmas Rush Say They Had More Money To Spend This Year
    The sun-splashed sidewalks were busy, if not mobbed, at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk on the day after Christmas, the traditional start of the post-holiday rush of returns, bargain hunting and gift-card spending. "We've got gift cards burning...
  • Bullish holiday shoppers are eager to spend

    Bullish holiday shoppers are eager to spend
    Holiday shoppers were back in force Friday, clutching gift cards, searching for deals, returning unwanted presents and feeling pretty good about the year ahead. Each year, Erin Neubauer, 45, spends the day after Christmas buying ornaments with her...
  • Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015

     Retailers expect even stronger growth in 2015
    The stars are aligning for a robust year in retail — but the spoils aren't likely to be shared equally. Decreasing unemployment, brightening consumer confidence and plummeting gas prices point to a boost in consumer spending in 2015 that should be...
  • Drop in December retail sales adds doubt to strength of U.S. economy

    Retail sales took an unexpected slip in December, a signal that shoppers kept a tight watch on their holiday spending despite a boost from falling gasoline prices and a better job market. In December, retail sales dropped 0.9% to $442.9 billion, the...
  • Holiday sales rise 4 percent, but December disappoints

    Holiday sales rise 4 percent, but December disappoints
    2014 holiday retail sales increased 4 percent from the previous year, marking a "successful" season, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday, but Commerce Department figures for December alone painted a less rosy picture. The retail federation...
  • Black Friday in full swing in Fox Valley

    Black Friday in full swing in Fox Valley
    Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is relinquishing its status as the frenzied start of...
  • December retail sales drop an unexpected 0.9% as consumers use caution

    December retail sales drop an unexpected 0.9% as consumers use caution
    Retail sales took an unexpected dip in December, a signal that shoppers kept a tight watch on their holiday spending despite a boost from falling gas prices and a better job market. In December, retail sales dropped 0.9% to $442.9 billion, the largest...
  • Holiday retail sales reach highest level since 2011, NRF says

    Holiday retail sales reach highest level since 2011, NRF says
    Retail sales for the 2014 holiday season rose 4 percent to $616.1 billion, slightly less than expected but still the strongest holiday results in three years, the National Retail Federation said today. December sales, meanwhile, fell by 4.6 percent, the...
  • Slow start in downtown Naperville on Black Friday

    Slow start in downtown Naperville on Black Friday
    Lawrence Spaulding of New Lenox had a theory Friday morning about the slow pedestrian traffic in downtown Naperville. “I think the big rush is over already,” said Spaulding, as he pushed his son in a stroller toward the Apple store where...
  • New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare

    New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare
    Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement. After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information. If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...