| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Families expect to spend more on school items than they did last year, even though more than 80 percent say the tough economy still impacts their spending decisions, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual back-to-school survey....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:32 PM
When it comes to providing extra help for local residents in need, Stafford Social Services and Safe Net share a collaboration that serves the community well.
The Stafford Social Services office, located in the Community Center at 3 Buckley Highway, is...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:22 PM
As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes.
Meet Cyndi Hutchins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's director of financial...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
There are still plenty of moviegoers who don't know who Rocket Raccoon or Groot are yet, but that hasn't scared off licensing partners from turning the "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters into toys or plastering them on T-shirts.
When signing on to...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Hurricane season is officially here. Long-range forecasters are calling for a tepid storm year, and that means one thing: Run for your lives, the Big One is coming!!!! Seriously, any time all the so-called experts agree on something (remember how the...
| Jul 9, 2014
A Detroit artist-turned-businessman said he was "floating" Tuesday afternoon after his company, Trash-Ease, which makes portable trash-bag holders, landed its biggest order ever at Wal-Mart's "Made in the USA" open call to find American-made products....
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Deciding to pursue — and invest in — another degree is a big decision. But where should the decision-making process begin? Jody Michael made a big career switch herself, leaving the finance field to pursue a completely different professional...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Shaunea Brown was stuck. At age 29, the West Coast native had worked in a coffee shop, as a bank teller, at an auto auction and as an office coordinator, but, without a college degree, found that her opportunities to advance professionally were scarce....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:40 PM
It’s now commonplace for job seekers to consider going back to school to advance their career. But is this a practical move for everybody? Not always. There are different industry standards for education, and a specific degree or certification may...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Before you pull the old backpack out of the closet and plan your return to school, consider everything that comes with a return to higher learning. A master's degree is a serious commitment and a sacrifice of both time and money. And for many, a real...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Retail sales during the prime back-to-school shopping month of September grew more than the prior month but were still muffled by heavy head winds.
The gauge of same-store sales, which calculates sales at stores open for more than a year, rose “...