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  • 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...
  • Friday Halloween helps make cash registers ring

    Friday Halloween helps make cash registers ring
    Halloween, the holiday that starts a two-month stretch of eating and spending time with family, means big business in Central Florida. And with Halloween landing on a prime party night this year, the costume stores have been busy. "Halloween,...
  • It's almost Halloween. Merry Christmas!

    It's almost Halloween. Merry Christmas!
    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...
  • The Undead Dominating Halloween Costume Choices This Year

    The Undead Dominating Halloween Costume Choices This Year
    The undead are alive and well this Halloween and the creep factor is off the charts. That's according to Harvey Richard, owner of Connecticut Stage Supply in Plainville. The store stocks more than 10,000 costumes; some for sale and some for rent....
  • Christmas creep a trick and treat to boost Santa sales

    Christmas creep a trick and treat to boost Santa sales
    Chicago temperatures in the 70s this week be damned, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, maybe not a lot, but enough. Holiday items are popping up in stores. Catalogs are showing up in the mail. The price cuts already have begun, and wise...
  • Grove, Americana to offer free Uber rides to big holiday spenders

    Grove, Americana to offer free Uber rides to big holiday spenders
    The Grove and the Americana at Brand -- two of Southern California's upscale shopping centers -- are giving free-spending shoppers free rides this holiday season. The outdoor malls are partnering with the ride start-up Uber to offer complimentary...
  • In quest for cool Halloween, adults go to town on costumes

    In quest for cool Halloween, adults go to town on costumes
    NEW YORK - After dressing as a pregnant nun last year, U.S. Army member Sheldon Gayle thought he might want a different type of costume for his battalion's annual Halloween costume run and something a bit sexier for the club scene. "I am trying to...
  • Halloween by the numbers

    Halloween by the numbers
    Don't let the all the premature holiday jolliness fool you. Halloween rules October. For all the hype about people dressing up as ISIS fighters or Ebola doctors for Halloween, Mary Hickey Panayotou is just not seeing it. Customers in her Halloween shops...
  • Wal-Mart vows to lead on price this holiday shopping season

     Wal-Mart vows to lead on price this holiday shopping season
    Halloween who? As the coffin slams shut on Halloween, Wal-Mart and other retailers are launching their holiday shopping deals almost a month before Black Friday, promising to be cheaper, earlier, easier and faster to cater to the ever more value- and...
  • '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"...