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  • The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    BOSTON Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back. It's noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women's hats a discretionary...
  • Shoppers waiting longer to finish back-to-school list

    Shoppers waiting longer to finish back-to-school list
    Back to school shoppers are waiting a little longer than they did last year to finish their shopping, perhaps to take advantage of end-of-summer deals, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday. The average family with kids in grades K-12 had...
  • Resale is hot for back to school

    Resale is hot for back to school
    Kate Smith was never one to rifle through the racks at thrift stores. But when she saw almost new high-end kids' clothes selling at steep discounts on online resale shop ThredUp, the mom of two felt she'd made a real back-to-school shopping find. "I get...
  • 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...
  • Rising back-to-school lists, costs give families a lesson in economics

    WASHINGTON Mother Lindsay Barnes already knows what the National Retail Federation is reporting in a recent study it costs a lot to send kids back to school. The federation said this month that families will spend an average of $101.18 per student for...
  • Pamela Yip: Tempted by the discount? There's a price with retail credit cards

    The next time you're tempted to sign up for a retailer's credit card to get a discount on your purchase, think again if you don't pay off your credit cards each month. That's because retail credit cards charge much higher interest that most credit cards,...
  • 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...
  • Shop smart for back-to-school supplies

    Shop smart for back-to-school supplies
    Anyone who has been to their local Target or Wal-Mart lately knows that back-to-school shopping season has begun. Just as with the holiday shopping season, the $75 billion industry that is back-to-school and college has crept up on the calendar....