| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:44 AM
So, the reindeer sweater from Aunt Emma this Christmas isn’t quite your style, so you and thousands of others are now in the process of returning gifts.
Which retailers provide the speediest returns?
STELLAService, which rates the customer service...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Amazon.comwas named the best for customer service among those who like to shop with their keyboards, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation and American Express.
Like others across the country, South Floridians like to shop online....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Oct 17, 2011
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Q: I have two VCRs that fell apart and I would like to have the tape placed on a DVD. Who or where do I go? Thank you for your reply.
A: Sorry to hear about your troubles, Sol....
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Howard Magazine is getting into the holiday spirit. We asked three Howard County interior designers to offer inspiration and tips for dining room decor. What resulted is a feast for the eyes. Better yet, these Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas looks...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Each year, Maryland businesses collect billions of dollars in sales and use taxes, while their Internet competitors fork over a minuscule amount. Comptroller Peter Franchot recently estimated that if the playing field were leveled and all sales were...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Designer Angelo Surmelis doesn’t want all of your business at Angelo:Home, his new, 1,500-square-foot store in the historic Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles.
“We're all unique; our homes should be as well,” the veteran...
| Nov 22, 2012
There's art to the gift of giving. Some folks have mastered it; others not so much. It starts with a good eye and an understanding of your own budget. Worried that you might not have what it takes? Not to fret, we're making things easy this season. From...
| Apr 9, 2011
-- Online retailer Overstock.com has severed its relationships with thousands of marketing affiliates in five states to avoid being forced to collect sales tax from its shoppers. Lately many Internet retailers, led by Amazon.com, have decried new state...
| May 31, 2011
An all-out drive to boost state revenues by taxing all retail Internet sales picked up steam in the Assembly. On Tuesday, the lower house of the Legislature passed a bill by Assemblyman Charles Calderon (D-Whittier) aimed at closing a legal......
| Jun 30, 2011
Amazon.com has terminated its relationship with approximately 10,000 Internet business partners in California after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that requires out-of-state electronic retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from Golden State...