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  • I'll pay extra for the backpack that won't sing

    Parenting can be an assault on the senses, from the effluvia of the diaper pail to the torture of bare feet on a rug strewn with Legos. But nothing tortures a parent suffer more than the musical assault of the Childhood Industrial Complex. When I was a...
  • I'm seeing red over Black Thursday

    The news that Walmart, Sears, Toys R Us, Kmart and Target will launch the Black Friday sales stampede on Thanksgiving night -- and not the day after -- is the final stake through the wishbone of our national day of thanks. Old Kris Kringle got his...
  • A vintage problem: What to get for mom?

    Mom is back! After a significant drop-off during the Great Recessepression, Mother Day's spending is set to jump by 11 percent this year, according to the latest survey by the National Retail Federation, which averages out this year's spending to $168....
  • Core retail sales fall for first time in a year in June

    Core retail sales fall for first time in a year in June
    Retail sales were mixed in June, buoyed by strong auto and furniture sales but tamped down by high unemployment and taxes, analysts said. The overall gauge of sales rose 0.4% from May following a revised 0.5% increase the previous month, according to...
  • Back2School help in Elkhart

    Back2School help in Elkhart
    ELKHART – The start of school is just weeks away, and parents are getting an idea of just how much that will impact their finances. According to the National Retail Federation, you will spend about $635 on shoes, clothes, supplies and...
  • BJ's Restaurants has a lot more locations in the oven

    BJ's Restaurants has a lot more locations in the oven
    Pizza and beer are a tasty pairing. A profitable one too. BJ's Restaurants Inc. specializes in deep-dish pizza and offers its own brand of craft-brewed beer, a combination that has helped it grow from a single restaurant in Santa Ana to 132 locations in...
  • Consumers will spend $285 on average for back-to-school

    Consumers will spend $285 on average for back-to-school
    Consumers plan to spend an average of several hundred dollars to upward of $600 getting kids ready for school, and plenty aren't waiting until August, the busiest back-to-school spending period. The National Retail Federation expects families with...
  • Doreen's Deals: Back to school savings for parents and teachers

    Sunday's was the last day to legally cheat the tax man during Florida’s annual sales tax holiday. Not having to pay 6 percent tax helps, but parents will still shell out a whopping $634 on back-to-school shopping this year, says the National...
  • July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying

    July retail sales a 'mixed bag,' up slightly on back-to-school buying
    Retail sales rose a smidgen in July, growing 0.2% amid back-to-school shopping even as auto dealers and home goods merchants lagged. The slight month-to-month uptick represents the fourth straight gain, according to the Commerce Department. Wall...
  • Retail sales growth falls short of expectations

    Retail sales growth falls short of expectations
    Retail sales rose 0.2% in July in a slow-but-steady performance that suggests Americans aren't ready to spend enough to kick the economy into a higher gear. The month-to-month uptick represents the measure's fourth straight gain, the Commerce Department...
  • Expand back-to-school tax breaks to include supplies [Commentary]

    By most accounts, Maryland Tax-Free Week has been a good way for shoppers to get a limited break from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax. Timed to coincide with back-to-school shopping in August, shoppers don't have to pay state sales tax when buying most...