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  • West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout

    West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout
    For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers labored without a contract. Now the public harmony has been shattered, raising...
  • South Florida malls set Thanksgiving opening hours

    South Florida malls set Thanksgiving opening hours
    Three more South Florida malls are getting ready for post-Thanksgiving dinner shoppers, joining the growing list of malls and retailers opening at 6 p.m. Boynton Beach Mall and Town Center at Boca Raton will both open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving and stay open...
  • Nine things for shoppers to watch this holiday season

    Halloween? That's done. Now the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear. So, what's hot this year? And what changes should shoppers expect during the busiest time of the year? Here are nine things to watch: THANKSGIVING AFTERNOON SHOPPING Will...
  • Holiday shoppers sending mixed signals

    It's safe to say that we've never seen smarter shoppers or more prepared retailers two months before Christmas. Everyone has their tools, and they know how to use them. Companies are acknowledging last year's problems: Wal-Mart said all its checkout...
  • TV's Ability To Keep Ad Dollars Flowing Is Under Scrutiny

    What gas is to cars, advertising is to media companies. And there's a sense emerging that there may be less fuel in this business sector's tank in the weeks ahead. Concerns were crystallized Tuesday during a conference call Discovery Communications...
  • L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says

    L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says
      Dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are slowing operations to gain leverage during contract negotiations, management said. The Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents employers operating port terminals and shipping lines, said...
  • Holiday Shoppers Nationwide Will Find More Mall Services

    Holiday Shoppers Nationwide Will Find More Mall Services
    Just 46 shopping days until Christmas. (Yes, I included Thanksgiving Day in that count, since many stores will be open for business by the time you've finished your second piece of pumpkin pie. J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. and Sears, Macy's and Kohl'...
  • Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season

    Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season
    Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center. The glass ornaments — chocolate-covered...
  • Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find

    Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find
    Many of the nation's biggest retailers plan to sharply increase hiring for the holiday shopping season as consumers look to spend more, according to reports out today. Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Amazon and Game Stop are among the retailers planning...
  • Kohl's joins other retailers opening Thanksgiving night

    Kohl's joins other retailers opening Thanksgiving night
    Kohl's said its stores are opening 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year. The Wisconsin chain is opening at the same time as several other retailers, including Macy's and J.C. Penney, which have moved up their shopping hours as retailers...
  • Holiday 101: Don't let the deals bust your budget

    Holiday 101: Don't let the deals bust your budget
    The season of good cheer, warm apple cider, family gatherings and, of course, shopping is here. Deal-hunting has changed a bit from scouring Black Friday ads over turkey bones — although some of us can't let that tradition go. Now, big box...