| 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...
| Dec 13, 2014
In Optoro's sprawling warehouse in Lanham, dozens of workers scan, sort and pack toys, shoes, laptops, books, headphones, power tools — almost anything that consumers bought online and at stores then sent or brought back. The returned goods may be...
| 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 5, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Consumer Reports recommends following these seven spending rules to avoid breaking the bank this holiday season:
1. Thou shalt manage receipts. You might need them for proof of purchase for warranties or to make a return. Have a designated place where...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Britney Spears has a new man, y'all.
The "Work Work" songstress revealed on Wednesday that she's dating someone. Charlie Ebersol, to be exact, the son of "Saturday Night Live" co-founder Dick Ebersol.
"Yes, there is a special someone," the pop star...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Spain's Duchess of Alba, known as the "rebel noble," has died at age 88. The wealthiest woman in Spain, she was also a bohemian, famous for her eccentric style and for flouting convention in numerous ways. (Her second husband was a defrocked priest; her...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Britney Spears is getting her own holiday. Nov. 5 has been declared Britney Day on the Las Vegas Strip. [People]
Catcalls are still a hazard for women walking around New York. To prove the point, a woman walked the streets of the city for 10 hours,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:44 PM
I love scoring a good bargain.
But like many moms, I don't have time to compare prices at dozens of stores and websites, hunting for the best deals.
We recently wrote about Zulily, the online megastore, which plans to open a huge warehouse in...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:50 PM
"Subject: Do you like the Internet? Sign this petition:"
— Organizing for Action email
Makes it sound so easy, doesn't it?
On Monday, President Barack Obama tried to squeeze the Federal Communications Commission to solve a problem that doesn't...