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  • 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...
  • Plainfield OKs demolition ordinance, but seeks to preserve history

     Plainfield OKs demolition ordinance, but seeks to preserve history
    With a goal of preserving its storied history while ensuring residents' dealings with the village avoid becoming too cumbersome, Plainfield's Village Board voted Monday to change the town's demolition ordinance. The new ordinance seeks to simplify the...
  • Holiday spending forecast calls for modest growth in Chicago

     Holiday spending forecast calls for modest growth in Chicago
    Ryan Wojcik is in high spirits heading into the holidays. He is in a new city, has several promising job prospects on the horizon, and is in a better financial position than he was a few years ago, when he graduated from Purdue University with a...
  • Soccer, More Than Baseball, Vital To Hartford

    Hartford's city council has recently approved an ambitious $350-million plan to redevelop some of Hartford's long-vacant real estate north of downtown,bringing in housing, retail space, a brewery and a ballpark — but the city is placing its bet on...
  • 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...
  • #HRBooks Review: 'Explore Delmarva' from your favorite chair

     #HRBooks Review: 'Explore Delmarva' from your favorite chair
    If you think of the Delmarva Peninsula, also called the Eastern Shore, as countless chicken houses or an alternate northern route to Philadelphia with less traffic, you have overlooked a lot of best-kept secrets just off the beaten path. Curtis J....
  • Holiday gift guide: ‘Hobbit,’ Batman, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ more

     
    Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
  • Books to charm gardeners on your gift list

    Books to charm gardeners on your gift list
    Gardeners live to work with their hands. That's why a gift book for a gardener should be a physical thing. It should be brightly wrapped, unwrapped, handled and flipped through, and then curled up with when there's nothing to do with your hands but turn...
  • 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....
  • November: Coreopsis leavenworthii

    November: Coreopsis  leavenworthii
    Go wild for coreopsis leavenworthii, also known as leavenworth's tickseed. November's plant of the month also is Florida's official wildflower. This sunny-faced bloomer produces abundant 1-inch yellow blooms with chocolate centers. As with most...
  • Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say

    Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say
    Decked out in matching uniforms — black, long-sleeved jerseys with "Santa Baby" on the front — Christy Horn and several relatives took a midmorning break from Black Friday shopping for a photo shoot in front of a mall Christmas tree display,...