| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:51 AM
Anyone with me?
According to this article on Yahoo Shine, "The average family spends over $600 annually on back-to-school shopping, making it the second-biggest consumer-spending season of the year."
But, honestly, we don't need anything right now,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:37 AM
Retailers are kind of freaking out right now because many young people are waiting to see what everybody else is wearing before they buy back-to-school clothes.
I could say that’s the reason we have yet to purchase a single clothing item for school...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Back-to-school shoppers could see the state's popular sales-tax holiday expand from three to 10 days.
A measure to suspend sales tax Aug. 1-3 on clothing, backpacks and shoes less than $75, school supplies less than $15 and...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Consumers could get an extra few days of tax-free shopping this year if Florida's Retail Federation has its way.
Expanded back-to-school tax holidays and the return of a hurricane tax holiday are among the things the retail industry will be lobbying for...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:48 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and Florida legislators will be in a giving mood when they start their annual 60-day lawmaking session Tuesday.
With an election in November and a projected $1.3 billion budget surplus, Republican leaders in the House...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Julie Phicien, Orlando
Height: 5 feet, 5 inches
Former weight: 232
Current weight: 204
Total lost: 28 pounds — and counting. We will be checking back in with Julie as she continues her journey.
Julie Phicien of Orlando used...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Chairman of the Andover Norton Children's Fund Commission, Betsy Houle, has announced that the Commission will once again be offering a scholarship to a deserving Andover high school senior to help finance their post high school education.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as...
| 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 18, 2013
| 4:01 PM
The La Cañada Methodist Church Children’s Center will hold its back-to-school night on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
The church will hold its regular morning service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Programs for youth will also be offered on Sunday. The...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Coming off of a weak back-to-school shopping period, a research firm expects holiday sales growth will be slower this year during the crucial holiday season. Shoppers are also expected to visit fewer stores as they research purchases online.