| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:30 AM
For more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has defined itself on the big screen.
This week, the Glendale studio will take a "Shrek"-size leap toward reinventing itself on the small screen.
On Christmas Eve, DreamWorks Animation unveils...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Scrooge still holds a monopoly on holiday theater, but worthwhile alternatives to "A Christmas Carol" have been cropping up of late. A few are even W.C. Fields friendly, meaning the audience is largely free of wailing, coughing, scampering little...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits,...
| Nov 23, 2013
The performing arts scene is revved up for another holiday season.
In addition to the usual flurry of such perennial favorites as Handel's "Messiah" and Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," this year's lineup gains fresh spice from several new-to-Baltimore...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Retail sales in holiday-related categories such as apparel, electronics and jewelry rose a “decent” 2.3%, according to a Thursday report from MasterCard SpendingPulse.
The so-so upswing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 improved on the same period in...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year.
Bargain basement deals normally...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Fewer than 10 days remain until Christmas, and retailers are trying to make the most of the holiday crunch time by luring online shoppers with free delivery offers.
Wednesday is Free Shipping Day, a last-minute consumption craze initiated in 2008 by...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Retailers pulled no punches in November, slashing prices, opening during the Thanksgiving holiday, blitzing online shoppers with deals well before Black Friday and offering perks such as price-matching and free shipping.
But all their efforts couldn&...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
(Originally published January 25, 1944)
Lee McCardell, who is now in Italy covering war activities in that theater for the Sunpapers, is not only an able reporter and writer – he is also one of the world’s greatest worriers.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:42 PM
On Saturday in Wilton Manors, a traditional fundraising event will be followed by a not-so-traditional one. The second annual Santa's Fun Run/Walk and Sleigh Race will begin at 8 a.m. While many nonprofits are turning to 5K runs to raise money, this...