| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:21 AM
Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place.
Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Andre Mosley was ready for an upgrade, and Thanksgiving night was the time to get one.
"I was second or third in line for a PlayStation 3 last year," the 18-year-old Newport News man said.
On Thursday, Mosley and his twin brother, Andrew, got in...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:03 PM
During a week in which its incoming chairman has been quoted asserting that retailers should pay higher wages, the National Retail Federation moved to combat "misperceptions" that retail jobs pay too little, highlighting a report that shows "stable"...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:14 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud.
The order, which Obama signed...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:51 AM
Renee Zellweger practically stopped traffic Monday night when she arrived at Elle's Women in Hollywood Awards and reporters noticed her much-less-round, different-looking face. Much scrutiny and conjecture about medical procedures ensued (and her name...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Halloween, the holiday that starts a two-month stretch of eating and spending time with family, means big business in Central Florida.
And with Halloween landing on a prime party night this year, the costume stores have been busy.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Merry Christmas, everyone!
I say that not because I've lost my calendar — or my mind — but for the simple fact that the week of Halloween is now, effectively, the beginning of Christmas.
The elongation of what was once quaintly known as...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:20 AM
The undead are alive and well this Halloween and the creep factor is off the charts.
That's according to Harvey Richard, owner of Connecticut Stage Supply in Plainville. The store stocks more than 10,000 costumes; some for sale and some for rent....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Chicago temperatures in the 70s this week be damned, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Well, maybe not a lot, but enough. Holiday items are popping up in stores. Catalogs are showing up in the mail. The price cuts already have begun, and wise...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:26 PM
The Grove and the Americana at Brand -- two of Southern California's upscale shopping centers -- are giving free-spending shoppers free rides this holiday season.
The outdoor malls are partnering with the ride start-up Uber to offer complimentary...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:00 PM
NEW YORK - After dressing as a pregnant nun last year, U.S. Army member Sheldon Gayle thought he might want a different type of costume for his battalion's annual Halloween costume run and something a bit sexier for the club scene.
"I am trying to...