| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:29 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2014
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:58 PM
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,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:39 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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...