| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:20 AM
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,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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....
| Aug 5, 2014
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:43 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:10 PM
McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions with its franchisees who operate roughly 90 percent of its restaurants, according to the National Labor Relations Board.
The decision, discussed Tuesday with McDonald’s and parties, is...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:16 AM
The National Retail Federation named Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., as its Legislators of the Year.
The awards presentation was made during the Retail Advocates Summit, according to a news release.
“We thank Sen. Warner...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:52 PM
It's back-to-school season, an annual event greeted by students with a mixture of excitement, anticipation and dread. Parents too, but in a different way.
For those of us with kids in school, this time of year tests our strategic skills, logistics...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still impacts their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Retailers are rushing goods into the nation's ports, fearful labor strife may arrive on the docks and affect the busy holiday season, a trade group said.
The powerful longshoremen’s union is negotiating a new contract for its nearly 20,000...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:05 PM
We've got some bad news as your big day of the year approaches.
The typical American will spend $162.94 on mom this year for Mother's Day, down 3.6 percent from 2013, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation.