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  • Retailers begin round-the-clock store hours

    Retailers begin round-the-clock store hours
    Big box retailers and department stores like Toys "R" Us and Kohl's will offer more consecutive store hours than ever before in anticipation of Christmas this year. Kohl’s stores will be open for more than 100 hours straight, beginning at 6 a.m....
  • Furby, Barbie and other old-school toys a hit for holidays

    Furby, Barbie and other old-school toys a hit for holidays
    Straight from the '90s, Furby is back on store shelves this holiday season, along with classic toys that never left: Barbie, Hot Wheels and Elmo, to name a few. But more than ever, tech-related playthings are elbowing their way onto the traditional...
  • 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...
  • Last-minute shoppers rush to meet deadline

    Last-minute shoppers rush to meet deadline
    At this time of year, as Morstein's Jewelers fields calls from shoppers trying to make the Christmas Day deadline, third-generation owner Sonny Morstein finds himself asking the same question. "This is probably over 45 years of saying, 'Why are they...
  • With Deep Discounts, Retailers Stretch An OK Christmas Season

    With Deep Discounts, Retailers Stretch An OK Christmas Season
    The doors were open well before 9 a.m. Thursday at Spruce Home & Garden in West Hartford Center, literally wide open to the street, the way manager Mary Goodwin likes it. And markdowns were plentiful. As light snow trickled, customers were slow to arrive...
  • Dozens of corporate tax breaks expiring at end of year

    As 2013 comes to a close, so will dozens of tax breaks that save companies billions of dollars in tax liability. Congress has allowed 55 tax breaks to expire but will likely restore many of them, retroactively, in the coming months, the Associated Press...
  • Holiday shoppers are feeling time-crunched

    Holiday shoppers are feeling time-crunched
    With a shortened holiday season punctuated by weekend winter storms, holiday shoppers in Maryland are feeling the pressure. There are six fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year. And three Baltimore-area snowfalls in three...
  • Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year

    Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year
    When Nordstrom in Thousand Oaks opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., Chuck Pierson had been awake for more than two hours after being dragged "kicking and groggily screaming" on his wife's quest to find perfect shoes. The only fate that could be worse?...
  • Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday

    Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday
    As his family prepared to gather at grandma's house, Cameron Ligocki arrived at a Best Buy in Downers Grove at noon on Thanksgiving Day -- six hours before it opened -- to buy a 39-inch Insignia TV for $169. His family "got a little mad" about him...
  • Black Friday weekend 'very busy'; Thanksgiving sales break records

    Black Friday weekend 'very busy'; Thanksgiving sales break records
    The Thanksgiving and Black Friday back-to-back shopping events proved to be more popular with Americans than they were last year, according to industry data. The National Retail Federation pegged the number of unique shoppers Thursday through Sunday...
  • 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, décor, greeting cards and...