| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:10 PM
The fun and froth of the bridal runways is spilling over into the handbag market. The tulle, texture and embellishments – both floral and shimmering – seen on the fall 2012 collections are finding a canvas on handbags, too.
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:06 PM
It was a typical winter morning on the Twitter feed of Eastern Shore television station WBOC: a stream of messages about snowfall and a reminder to download the station's weather app for the latest updates.
Then the Cyber Caliphate arrived. Just after...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:49 PM
With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information.
If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:37 PM
Pennsylvania and eight other states have reached a settlement with online shoe and clothing retailer Zappos for a 2012 security breach.
In January 2012, hackers broke into the company's server, giving them access to 24 million customers' sensitive data....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:30 AM
How to avoid the hassle when you need to take it back.
1. Sooner is better (but you might get a reprieve). Best Buy set off shock waves when it shortened its usual return period to just 15 days. But Best Buy holiday shoppers have until January 15 to...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:46 AM
You're always looking for new ways to save. That's why ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, is always on the hunt for great bargain-snagging strategies.
ShopSmart offers these tips:
-- Find every coupon. Cool new...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
One of my great joys during the holiday season -- along with the (mostly) merry family reunions -- is skipping to the mailbox every evening to retrieve the dazzling array of catalogs that arrive daily. They are as much fun to study as the greeting card...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Lorie Reinert has been working as an administrative professional for most of two decades.
These days, she totes a smartphone as she shuttles between Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce offices and out-of-the-office meetings, overseeing the group'...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:17 AM
This time last year, the nation’s biggest online retailers were reeling from a wave of delivery shortfalls that left countless consumers empty-handed Christmas morning.
But warmer weather allowed many of those retailers to bounce back this holiday...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 2:48 PM
After last year's holiday delivery debacle, more retailers managed to keep their shipping promises this season as they and their carriers adapt to the rising tide of online shopping.
Two companies that tested whether last-minute online purchases would...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:14 AM
Of all the myriad decadent, glitzy, over-the-top activities a vacationer can experience in Sin City, why choose instead to kill an hour touring a corporate office and call center?
What, you couldn't get in to see the Blue Man Group or those clowns at...