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  • 'Tis the season ... all year long

    Merry Christmas, everyone! I say that not because I've lost my calendar -- or my mind -- but for the simple fact that the week of Halloween is now, effectively, the beginning of Christmas. The elongation of what was once quaintly known as "Dec. 25"...
  • Kohl's joins other retailers opening Thanksgiving night

    Kohl's joins other retailers opening Thanksgiving night
    Kohl's said its stores are opening 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year. The Wisconsin chain is opening at the same time as several other retailers, including Macy's and J.C. Penney, which have moved up their shopping hours as retailers...
  • More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving

    More retailers announce earlier opening times on Thanksgiving
    The turkey-and-gravy window is getting smaller again. Retailers are stumbling over one another to announce ever-earlier opening times on Thanksgiving as they race to woo Black Friday shoppers with deep discounts during hours usually reserved for...
  • TV's Ability To Keep Ad Dollars Flowing Is Under Scrutiny

    What gas is to cars, advertising is to media companies. And there's a sense emerging that there may be less fuel in this business sector's tank in the weeks ahead. Concerns were crystallized Tuesday during a conference call Discovery Communications...
  • Holiday Shoppers Nationwide Will Find More Mall Services

    Holiday Shoppers Nationwide Will Find More Mall Services
    Just 46 shopping days until Christmas. (Yes, I included Thanksgiving Day in that count, since many stores will be open for business by the time you've finished your second piece of pumpkin pie. J.C. Penney will open at 5 p.m. and Sears, Macy's and Kohl'...
  • Holiday 101: Don't let the deals bust your budget

    Holiday 101: Don't let the deals bust your budget
    The season of good cheer, warm apple cider, family gatherings and, of course, shopping is here. Deal-hunting has changed a bit from scouring Black Friday ads over turkey bones — although some of us can't let that tradition go. Now, big box...
  • L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says

    L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says
      Dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are slowing operations to gain leverage during contract negotiations, management said. The Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents employers operating port terminals and shipping lines, said...
  • South Florida malls set Thanksgiving opening hours

    South Florida malls set Thanksgiving opening hours
    Three more South Florida malls are getting ready for post-Thanksgiving dinner shoppers, joining the growing list of malls and retailers opening at 6 p.m. Boynton Beach Mall and Town Center at Boca Raton will both open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving and stay open...
  • West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout

    West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout
    For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers labored without a contract. Now the public harmony has been shattered, raising...
  • Retail sales bounce back in October in positive sign for holiday season

    Retail sales bounced back last month after a disappointing September drop, providing positive consumer-spending momentum heading into the holiday shopping season. Sales increased 0.3% in October after decreasing 0.3% the previous month, the Commerce...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...