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  • Cyber Monday guide: What deals should shoppers expect?

    Cyber Monday guide: What deals should shoppers expect?
    Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place. Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...
  • In midst of IRS battle, Villages refunds tax-free bonds with taxable ones

    First of two parts. Uncle! That's the sound of The Villages giving up a $426 million battle with the Internal Revenue Service that started six years ago when a sharp agent figured out how fiendishly the developer had perverted a Florida law to be able...
  • 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 […]...
  • Black Friday shopping quieter as Thanksgiving deals reel in more shoppers

    Black Friday shopping quieter as Thanksgiving deals reel in more shoppers
    The early-morning bargain-hunting frenzy that once marked the start of holiday shopping on Black Friday has gone the way of the dinosaur. With many stores opening on Thanksgiving in an ever-intensifying retail arms race with each other and online...
  • Holiday shoppers spring into action

    Holiday shoppers spring into action
    Sisters Kim and Karla Duenas of Tinley Park said they started their holiday shopping at 1 a.m. on Black Friday. About eight hours later, Kim, 21, and Karla, 14, were resting up in easy chairs at a sitting area inside the Orland Square Mall, weary but...
  • A bleaker 'Breakfast Club'

    A bleaker 'Breakfast Club'
    Rocky Costanzo will admit he wasn't exactly Mr. Congeniality in school. "I was kind of a bully," said Costanzo. "I wasn't really bad, but it was peer pressure to impress your friends by being a jerk." Though Costanzo, 41, of Huntington Beach, hasn't...
  • Crowds lighter than usual for Black Friday, as deals start earlier

    Crowds lighter than usual for Black Friday, as deals start earlier
    In many stores on Black Friday, shoppers moved at a leisurely pace through clear aisles and waited in relatively short lines in what may be the new normal of the holiday shopping season. Because the shopping mania began early — with consumers...
  • Protesters aim to slow holiday shopping

    Protesters aim to slow holiday shopping
    Activists in Chicago called for boycotting holiday shopping on Michigan Avenue Friday as part of an ongoing effort to protest the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot a black teen in Ferguson, Mo. More than 50...
  • 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...
  • 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...