| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:36 AM
We're down to the last few shopping days before Christmas and I have a sleigh full of coupon savings, dining deals and freebies as well as fun things to do. Kohl's and Toys R Us are open around the clock until Tuesday and most other stores have extended...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Mother's Day has arrived!
I've rounded up freebies and fun things to do with the lady in your life, from free visits at South Florida attractions to dining deals and flower offers. I also have ways to save on last-minute gifts too, so you can let Mom...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:26 AM
Happy Valentine's Day on Freebie Friday!
You'll (heart) today's list, which includes free lattes at Starbucks, free Krispy Kreme doughnuts, BOGO savings on Hallmark cards, free dessert at Boston Market and much more. I've also rounded up retail...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 35-year-old Orland Park man was charged with domestic battery after he shoved a woman into furniture during an alcohol-fueled argument at a residence on the 14700 block of Park Lane on Nov. 28....
| Dec 25, 2013
| 12:23 AM
The hottest holiday commercials this season have ditched the heartwarming, home-for-the-holidays scenes to strike a dramatically different chord.
Advertising executives have instead chosen sly humor over sentiment, as major marketers including...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:23 AM
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Macy's announced Thursday that they had settled a lawsuit that accused Stewart’s company of violating an exclusivity agreement by selling products at rival chain J.C. Penney.
Neither MSLO nor Macy’s...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Las Vegas is no longer the gambling capitol of the world. Not by a long shot.
The tiny Chinese city of Macau reported a whopping $45 billion of gambling revenue in 2013, a figure analysts expect will be about seven times as much as casinos on the iconic...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:31 AM
J.C. Penney Co. said it’s “pleased with its performance for the holiday period” and reaffirmed its forecast for the fourth quarter.
The Plano, Texas, company, which has struggled with an identity crisis in recent years, said...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Santa slacked off during the holidays, delivering a solidly so-so season for retailers.
Shoppers were less impressed and more careful during the season compared with the previous one, doing their research before picking through shelves of uninspiring...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Indoor malls may have a limited lifespan, according to Rick Caruso, owner of Southland centers including the Grove in the Fairfax district and the Americana at Brand in Glendale.
In a Sunday keynote speech to some 4,000 people at the National Retail...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:02 PM
J.C. Penney Co. is attempting to right-size itself by closing 33 under-performing stores around the country and eliminating 2,000 positions, the retailer said Wednesday.
The Plano, Texas, company said it hopes the effort will save $65 million a year...