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  • Fright and sex appeal top Halloween costume options

    Fright and sex appeal top Halloween costume options
    Expect unprecedented peer pressure to dress up Halloween this year. Various studies report that adults will spend more than ever before to dress themselves, their children and their pets for the 2014 festivities. Of course, adults will spend the most...
  • Sawgrass Mills job fair attracts younger job seekers

    Sawgrass Mills job fair attracts younger job seekers
    Several hundred job seekers — most of them young people — swarmed Sawgrass Mills on Thursday for the mall's seasonal job fair. Many had just graduated from high school and were looking for their first jobs. Others were in college and seeking...
  • National Retail Federation releases holiday season prediction

    National Retail Federation releases holiday season prediction
    The National Retail Federation, along with the International Council of Shopping Centers, has predicted a 4.1 percent increase in retail sales during the holiday season this year. That is higher than 2013's actual 3.1 percent increase during the same...
  • Holiday sales forecast is a mixed bag

    Holiday sales forecast is a mixed bag
    As Halloween candy piles up in stores, Christmas retail sales forecasts have started coming in, and they present a mixed bag. The National Retail Federation said Tuesday that it expects holiday sales to increase 4.1 percent, to $616.9 billion, from...
  • Holiday shopping forecast to grow by 4.1%

    Holiday shopping forecast to grow by 4.1%
    Shoppers are poised to spend more lavishly this holiday season compared to the previous two years, according to one industry group. The National Retail Federation said Americans will boost their spending by 4.1% to $617 billion in November and December,...
  • Haute Halloween

    Haute Halloween
    Costumes put a flirty twist on characters Think slinky and sexy for this year’s hottest Halloween costumes. From form-fitting gowns that hug the curves to asymmetrical hemlines (shorter in the front) it’s all about attention-getting...
  • Frightfully early? No, say Halloween stores

    Frightfully early? No, say Halloween stores
    Three-year-old Giovanni Figueroa can't wait to get his superhero Halloween costume. "I want to be Iron Man, the blue one," he said with his dad, Christian, gently correcting him that blue Iron Man is actually sidekick War Machine. Halloween...
  • Summer retail sales rise but spending may not hold up through holidays

    As back-to-school sales blur into Christmas layaway promotions, consumers are spending again — but some economists warn that the splurging may be fleeting. Americans opened their wallets in August after falling gas prices and an improving job...
  • Taking the Kids -- and celebrating Halloween all October long

    Taking the Kids -- and celebrating Halloween all October long
    Love it, or hate it? Halloween, of course. The good news is that you aren't limited to one crazy day of last-minute costume fixes (weren't you sure you bought that witch wig?) and runs to the market for more candy. (How many more trick-or-treaters can...
  • Kmart kicks off holiday shopping a bit early

    Kmart kicks off holiday shopping a bit early
    Move over Back to School. Holiday shopping has arrived. At least that's what Kmart would like to tell the 40 percent of you who begin holiday shopping before Halloween. If you fall into that group (as measured by the National Retail Federation last...
  • Retailers ramping up holiday hiring efforts

    Wal-Mart and other retailers say they are boosting holiday hiring this year as they prep of what they hope will be a rosier shopping season. The ramp-up in temporary hiring could hit more than 800,000 workers in the last months of the year, the...