| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:22 PM
With the Christmas season around the corner, area malls are welcoming Santa Claus. The jolly old elf actually made his first appearance in the area Friday when he arrived at Lehigh Valley Mall, and there are Santa arrivals at other local malls this...
| 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&...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:53 PM
As the heat waves approach in the true Floridian “winter” fashion, Pope John Paul II High School is keeping the Christmas spirit alive with their production of “A Fairytale Christmas Carol.”
| 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 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
2013 was not only an all-time record year for domestic and global box office, it was also a big year for digital marketing and social media in Hollywood. We have seen some of the biggest viral campaigns in 2013, and YouTube and Facebook have finally...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Holiday holdovers including "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Frozen" led the robust Christmas frame, which was up over last year by more than 10%, while a crowded list of newcomers such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" (on the plus side) and "47...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Christmas 2013 is officially in the books, but the merriment continues at Orlando's theme parks and attractions. Here's a quick list of when individual holiday festivities wrap up.
+ At Epcot, the Candlelight Processional ends Monday, Dec. 30. ...