| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Granted, it’s not quite the same thing as a big discount on a giant flat-screen television or an Xbox console. But there are Black Friday book deals to be had out there.
Black Friday, for example, is a time when many public libraries schedule book...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama stocked up on more than 20 books Saturday in a rare stop at a local bookstore, part of an effort to support small businesses.
The president's visit the day after Black Friday to Politics & Prose, a Washington landmark,...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Even hard-core shoppers might not know the Saturday after Thanksgiving has an official retail-related name.
But scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 5:29 PM
In the front window of his store on Marine Avenue on Balboa Island, Neil Roberts turned over a batch of candles in to smooth out the bottoms.
The store was empty Saturday morning, but reusable bags with a small-business slogan hung on the bench...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Despite extra time to shop as more retailers opened for business on Thanksgiving Day, consumers spent less money this year during the first four days of the official start of the holiday shopping season, according to a survey released Sunday by the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Not every family can make news just by sending out a Christmas card, but, then, not every family is the Kardashians.
The E! network’s reality show glam-fam has stirred up quite a buzz with the image on their 2013 holiday card. It’s the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Calling the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday, at least according to one explanation, came into being as a business term.
Its location on the calendar, coupled with it being a perfect day for people with the day off to do a little shopping, made it...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:41 PM
It's that time of year when residents start to frequent shops after work and on weekends in a quest to find gifts.
Businesses in the city are hoping that they shop local.
Kerry Rasmussen opened Chez on Foothill Boulevard about six months ago. She said...
| Nov 25, 2012
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
It was a year of coupon madness.
Hampton Roads shoppers wanted to know everything about couponing, and they emailed, called, and attended classes throughout the year.
How do you organize coupons? Where do you find coupons? How many coupons can you use...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 4:55 AM
So long, Black Friday. Hello, Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $25 statement credit for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30. Then, use the card at hundreds of South Florida businesses to save $25 on a purchase....