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  • Enough with the tiaras, tulle and Princess marketing

    I've had enough. It's high time I launch a personal crusade against fluff. Wielding shield and a finely honed shopping instinct for the fake and the false, I've adopted a rallying cry: There's more to life than being a princess. Really. I'm waging war...
  • Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas

    Hampton Roads drivers see big savings on gas
    As gas prices continue to descend to some of their lowest levels in more than five years, area consumers are beginning to loosen the strings on their purses, according to a recent federal report. Strong to moderate job and wage growth in October and...
  • Best Days For Holiday Deals? Green Monday and Super Saturday

    Best Days For Holiday Deals? Green Monday and Super Saturday
    With Thanksgiving Day discounts, Black Friday door busters, Small Business Saturday specials and Cyber Monday savings all in the rear view mirror, are there any deals ahead for December shoppers? Count on it, say consumer experts. Two of the season's...
  • What is Green Monday?

    What is Green Monday?
    So what exactly is Green Monday?  Green Monday, the second Monday in December, is yet another online shopping holiday coined by retailers to spark consumer excitement.  “It’s not as big as Cyber Monday, but it’s bigger than Black...
  • How to give—and spend—gift cards

    How to give—and spend—gift cards
    Yes, we know you want a gift card for Christmas. At least, the National Retail Federation says you do. The go-to present for distant uncles everywhere is the most requested holiday gift item eight years running, according to research from the industry...
  • Fewer shoppers say they'll be out on Thanksgiving

    Fewer shoppers say they'll be out on Thanksgiving
    Despite many retailers' plans to open their doors earlier on Thanksgiving Day, fewer consumers say they expect to shop during the holiday this year than last, possibly an indication that improved economic conditions means people are less desperate for the...
  • November sales grew despite Black Friday's decline

    November sales grew despite Black Friday's decline
    Despite a wimpy Black Friday, early estimates show retail sales posted solid growth in November as a whole, suggesting that earlier and more frequent discounts are stealing the thunder of the traditional shopping weekend, but giving the industry...
  • How much do Americans spend on holiday gifts?

    How much do Americans spend on holiday gifts?
    The National Retail Federation has released its Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, giving us an idea of what the average American plans to spend to celebrate the season. Click through the photos to see how the dollars break down.
  • Fewer Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, study says

    Fewer Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, study says
    Fewer customers plan to trek out to browse the sales on Thanksgiving this year, although millions of Americans will still shop over the Black Friday weekend, a study says. More than 61% of consumers say they plan to shop either online or in brick-and-...
  • Apodaca: Big Santa is watching you

    When the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" was written in 1932, little did Depression-era Americans understand the prescience of the somewhat-creepy warning, "He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake." Today those lyrics seem...
  • 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...