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  • Cyber Monday could be crucial this year

    Cyber Monday could be crucial this year
    At Bambeco's Baltimore warehouse, workers have been stocking wool throw blankets, soy candles, hemp dog beds and other items since July for Cyber Monday, the biggest day of the year for the online eco-friendly retailer. "This is, we like to say, our...
  • Stocks slip on Cyber Monday as retail sales dipped and China slowed

    Stocks slip on Cyber Monday as retail sales dipped and China slowed
    NEW YORK — Mounting signs of weakness in the global economy and a poor start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday. Earlier sales, a shift to online shopping and stagnant wages meant fewer Americans showed up to...
  • Cyber Monday expected to draw fewer online shoppers this year

    Cyber Monday expected to draw fewer online shoppers this year
    After hitting the malls on Thanksgiving and scouring Black Friday sales, American consumers were back for another bout of retail therapy Monday. But the shopping day known for big online sales — called Cyber Monday — is expected to draw...
  • Oh how I yearn to bury Black Friday

    I am in no hurry to obtain "Grandpa" status. Yes, some of my friends have donned that title but, at 52, I'm not ready to wrap myself in a cardigan, retreat to a recliner and instruct everyone to stand near my "good ear" when addressing me. However, I...
  • Ever-earlier start has Black Friday shoppers again rushing for deals

    Ever-earlier start has Black Friday shoppers again rushing for deals
    At a Toys R Us in Ontario, veteran Black Friday shopper Carmen Hernandez arrived before 7 a.m. to grab bargains on playthings for the 25 children in her extended family. At the top of her list: Packs of Play-Doh for $1, down from $3.99. "I've been...
  • Cyber Monday spending growth slows

    Cyber Monday spending growth slows
    Cyber Monday sales growth is slowing as consumers embrace the convenience of online shopping, spreading out their purchases instead of being lured by one-day specials. Internet holiday shopping rose 8.5 percent on Cyber Monday, typically the busiest day...
  • 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...