| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Veteran travelers on I-84 from Hartford to Massachusetts may remember the neatly groomed softball diamonds of the New England SportsPlex at Exit 67. When it closed years ago, weeds began growing through the infield dirt and soon the grass became so tall...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Tamara Woods traveled 3,000 miles just for Black Friday shopping in the U.S., an annual pilgrammage she makes from Northern Ireland. But even a trip that long didn't prepare her and her husband for the lines at Tommy Hilfiger at the Premium Outlets...
| Nov 30, 2013
Want to date yourself? Tell someone how long you expect a new washing machine to last.
"Whatever happened to washing machines lasting for 20 years," says Kathy Neri of South Windsor. "Or how about 10?"
How about five? How about three?
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We are officially in the mad dash toward Christmas Day.
To help you navigate the endless promotional materials and discount news, I will post a running list of deals every weekend through Christmas with help from the bargain hunters at crazytowndeals....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:49 PM
How do you take a 128-year-old house off its foundation and move it a third of a mile away — across a lake?
Very carefully — and at great expense.
General contractor Frank Roark is overseeing the $650,000 move of Winter Park's Capen...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:05 AM
By Angela Moon
NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Consumers have feasted on
discounts this holiday season, but it means thinner profit
margins for retailers from Wal-Mart Stores Inc to Neiman
Marcus, and car makers, a red flag for investors who have ridden
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:29 PM
For the first time in years, Longwood residents Jim and Barbara Cooper decided to buy a freshly cut Christmas tree for the holidays.
"We've been using artificial trees for the last eight years," said Barbara Cooper, as her 7-year-old granddaughter,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:17 AM
For its latest marketing stunt, Uber is teaming up with Home Depot to deliver Christmas trees to customers on Thursday.
The on-demand ride service said customers in 10 select cities can click on a special Christmas tree icon in the Uber smartphone app....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Consumers went in search of cyber deals Monday amid a barrage of emails and Web offers from retailers.
But Cyber Monday may be losing its significance as the biggest online day of the season, thanks to this year's earlier and more diluted kickoff to...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Central Florida die-hard deal seekers cut short Thanksgiving Day gatherings to begin their Christmas shopping earlier than ever as stores began their Black Friday sales in the early evening.
A few hundred people waited Thursday outside Best Buy in...
| Dec 8, 2013
In my family, the sentiment around Christmas tree shopping is go big or go to another lot.
If one place doesn't have the perfect 9 to10-footer, we keep looking. Over the past few holiday seasons, we've discovered that giant firs are harder and harder to...