| Aug 27, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest private employer in the country, plans to start offering health coverage next year to domestic partners of full-time employees – including those in same-sex relationships.
The extension, outlined in a postcard...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved early Thursday to stake a claim in the competitive toy market.
Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says it’s the largest toy seller in the nation, unveiled...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2013
Hanukkah is just 45 days away, and Christmas is coming right up!
Forget Halloween candy and costumes. The upcoming holidays qualify as a shopping emergency.
If you think I've lost my mind, don't. It's your sanity that may be on the line....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Remember when, on Black Friday, stores would actually wait to open their doors on Friday? This year, Macy’s will continue the shift away from that tradition when most of its stores open their doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:42 AM
It’s not just Macy’s turning Black Friday this year into Black Thursday – J.C. Penney also plans to open its doors before the turkey’s cold on Thanksgiving Day.
The retailer will admit holiday shoppers starting at 8 p.m. on Nov....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Groupon is offering a $10 voucher to Toys "R" Us for $6.
The discounted voucher, which acts like a store gift card, must be used before Nov. 23, 2013. Any unused vouchers will be refunded in Groupon credit for the amount paid.
The voucher may be...