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  • Online sales, early discounts alter holiday shopping traditions

    Online sales, early discounts alter holiday shopping traditions
    Early holiday promotions and rising online shopping took a toll on in-store sales during the Thanksgiving weekend as shoppers on average spent 6.4 percent less than they did a year earlier, according to data released Sunday by an industry group. The...
  • Can your holiday stress with the sound of 'Schlooop'!

    We've officially entered the Holiday Shopping Season, that special time of year the Christmas-Industrial Complex has been building to since Father's Day. Despite the long national nightmare of the "War on Christmas," we now have extended the holiday...
  • How to foster a love of reading in children

    How to foster a love of reading in children
    Today's parents know that it's not always easy to instill a love of reading in children. Whether they are watching television, dabbling with their smartphones, toying with their tablets or engaging in social media, youngsters now have more distractions at...
  • Church-held Vendor Fair a good place for holiday shopping

    The parish hall at First Congregational Church of East Windsor was filled Saturday, Nov. 1, with women selling jewelry, housewares, makeup, glassware, nutritional supplements and other items at the annual Vendor Fair. "We have a good mix of things,"...
  • Pumpkin pancakes on the menu at Hillstown Grange

    So much of the Grange is about the practice of keeping a garden and creating delicious and nutritious meals from its bounty. On Saturday, November 1, the Hillstown Grange in East Hartford put that practice into action and held a pumpkin pancake...
  • TJ Maxx store in Mount Dora set to open in old Kmart shopping center

    TJ Maxx store in Mount Dora set to open in old Kmart shopping center
    MOUNT DORA — TJ Maxx fans no longer have to travel to Clermont or The Villages to shop at their favorite store for clothes, jewelry, shoes, purses and the like. The grand opening for the new TJ Maxx in the Tri-Cities Shopping Plaza on U.S....
  • 5 tips for safe shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Shoppers descend on malls and Best Buys on Black Friday each year, hungry for outrageous markdowns and incredible deals. But beware. This is the last holiday shopping season before Americans will switch over to the chip-and-pin technology popular in...
  • Your guide to Cyber Monday, now 'Cyber Week'

    Your guide to Cyber Monday, now 'Cyber Week'
    As Black Friday has now morphed into a two-day event with the addition of shopping deals on Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday has in many cases similarly stretched into an extended affair. Cyber Monday, typically the largest online shopping day of the year, is...
  • Rental properties retool as packages pile up

    Rental properties retool as packages pile up
    The first stop Jamie Snydel makes after a 12- to 13-hour workday is at the concierge desk of her apartment building to pick up packages. "I don't have time to shop in stores," said Snydel, sales manager for an online menswear startup. Instead, she...
  • Stocks sink after retail sales slip, China slows

    NEW YORK — Signs of weakness in China's economy and a weak start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 13 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,055 as of 10:05 a.m....
  • Tollway's list of 'Super Scofflaws' keeps growing

    Tollway's list of 'Super Scofflaws' keeps growing
    Tae Young Kim is caught in a bind. The Illinois Tollway says his Prospect Heights limousine business owes nearly $800,000 in tolls and fines, an amount he says is impossible to pay. That debt — the result of thousands of unpaid tolls over...