| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Columbia: The funeral service for Allen Lefty Karlen, 66, of Columbia will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 1708 Eighth Ave. N.E. The Rev. Tom Haggar will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Discount retailer Target Corp. is partnering with specialty boutiques to roll out in-store shops selling limited-edition products in an attempt to one-up competitors and attract more shoppers.
The group of stores will include the Candy Store in San...
| Oct 28, 2012
Here's a surprise: Some of the people on my list will be getting gifts from Neiman Marcus this holiday season. Here's another surprise: Chances are very good that some wealthy people will be giving their friends presents from Target.
(No, I haven't given...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Even though Americans are entering the all-important holiday season still skittish, Target Corp. doesn’t want to follow the pack with steep markdowns.
The "ultra-competitive nature" of the Black Friday and Christmas shopping crush means that...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Political activists and labor unions are planning a rally in Chicago Wesnesday to protest Target Corporation.
The rally starts at 11 am at Daley Plaza, near where the company's annual shareholder meeting will be held.
Organizers accuse Target of...
| Feb 27, 2012
Richard Chaifetz built his company and career in Chicago, but it's 300 miles southwest of here where he's a household name.
ComPsych Corp., the company Chaifetz started in 1984, grew into a worldwide provider of employee assistance programs to...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
It's clear that consumers love a good deal and will react to sales and discounts.
Instead of offering incentives and promotions, one major department store tried a new approach with everyday low pricing. However it appears it didn't work.
In the latest...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The Aberdeen City Council will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the courtroom on the third floor of the Municipal Building, 123 S. Lincoln St.
In addition, the council has scheduled work sessions for 4 p.m. July 9 and 4 p.m. July 16 for...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Gift cards are popular during the holiday season, but Chicago police today announced the arrests of two men charged with using them in a large-scale fraud operation against Target stores.
The arrests come as part of an ongoing fraud investigation...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Santa Claus arrived early for about 30 lucky children who got to go on a shopping spree Saturday morning with Chicago police officers at a Target retail store on the South Side.
The "SHOP WITH A COP" event was hosted by the Chicago Police Department and...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
NEW YORK - The nation's shoppers on Thursday put down the turkey to take advantage of Thanksgiving deals.
Stores typically open in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving that's named Black Friday because that's when stores...