| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:59 PM
Temperatures are beachside-balmy. Most Americans haven't thought about their Halloween costumes. Parents are still in back-to-school mode.
But retailers already have visions of profit dancing in their heads.
Kmart aired its first holiday ad last week,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The holiday hiring season is upon us even as summer barbecues continue to sizzle, kicked off by Kohl’s Department Stores’ plans to hire 53,000 workers to handle demand through the end of the year.
The retailer said it expects to bring an...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Target said Friday that it plans to hire 70,000 workers for the holiday season, 20% fewer than it did last year.
The decline from the 88,000 workers brought on board last year to handle the annual throngs of shoppers was intended to give existing...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:34 AM
You know what I’m talking about when I refer to “Jay face,’’ right? That pouty look that Jay Cutler flashes when things go badly? The one that every director of every televised Bears game has dedicated a camera to?
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A 64-year-old man was robbed and beaten with his own walking stick after a group of six teenagers and young men attacked him in a parking lot at the Glen Burnie Towne Center late Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police.
The incident was...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:22 AM
Less than a day after Walmart announced its earliest ever Black Friday doorbuster – 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Toys R Us said it will open at 5 p.m. on Turkey Day.
The toy chain said its doorbuster sale will feature more than 300 deals...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:46 PM
Imagine a mother and father, using their seven kids to help them commit a crime.
Sheriff's officials say that's what happened at a Toys "R" Us in suburban Boca Raton at 20429 State Road 7 last month.
Surveillance cameras were rolling when a family of...
| Nov 16, 2013
The big retailers expanding their Black Friday hours earlier into Thanksgiving day will no doubt lure bigger crowds of holiday shoppers ready to part with their cash. They just shouldn't expect many Times readers — if the letters we received are any...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:39 AM
It’s as much a part of Thanksgiving tradition as watching football and skipping the cranberry sauce: that moment when you pull back from the table, turn on the news and laugh at people huddled outside stores under blankets, waiting for Black Friday ...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Something looks amiss outside this house on Plumosa Drive in Pasadena. Actually, a lot of things look amiss. Strewn about the front and side yards are wires and cords, a folding table overturned on the lawn, a children's stove smashed to pieces and,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Walmart will offer a selection of its Black Friday deals on Friday, Nov. 22, a week before the hallowed shopping day.
“Black Friday is our Super Bowl and we plan to win,” Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising and marketing officer of...