| Aug 8, 2011
| 9:28 AM
After Crystal Langdon checks out 22 books from her library on Reisterstown Road on Wednesday, she plans to carry them home on the Metro in her purse.
And preteen boys enrolled at St. Ignatius Loyola Academy may soon be able to leave their book bags at...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 7:15 AM
How should homeowners in the “Lightning Capital of the World” protect their family and belongings from lightning?
Florida is struck by 1.4 million lightning flashes a year on average, or 25 flashes per square mile – more than any other...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 8:21 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Walmart is getting an early start on the holiday season.
The mega-retailer is offering a 13-hour preview sale of its legendary Black Friday deals Saturday, giving shoppers a head start on deals for hot electronics and toys weeks...
| Sep 11, 2011
The restaurants around Fort Monmouth in New Jersey used to be packed. Now that lunchtime crowd gathers 150 miles to the southwest, in Aberdeen.
Javier Rodriguez, who just relocated to Aberdeen Proving Ground last month, was struck by the familiar feeling...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:22 PM
Timing is everything if you're trying to get the best deal on a computer, airfares, cars and even stocks.
Surveys indicate that there are days and times of the month when you are more likely to get a bargain. Online retailers, for instance, lower...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 10:11 PM
With reports showing meager spikes in employment and retail sales across the nation, many retailers are opening their doors a little earlier than usual on Black Friday; hoping to bolster sales.
But one retailer in the area is opening later,...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 5:35 PM
According to the National Retail Federation, stores are expecting up to 152 million shoppers over the Black Friday weekend. Some of those shoppers are already lining up in north Texas.
You've probably seen tents displayed in front of stores before,...
| Nov 22, 2011
When Susan Sadauskas turned her back for a few moments on her 15-month-old son, Max, the Ohio mom never imagined that the toddler would make his way to the remote control for her stereo, remove its coin-shaped battery and swallow it.
So when she later...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 10:52 AM
South Florida shoppers proved civil, well-behaved and even friendly at times as they jammed the aisles of malls, electonics outlets and toy stores for the Black Friday retail frenzy.
By mid-morning, though, the overnight rush had largely subsided and...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 9:12 PM
Online retailers are reaching beyond the desktop this Thanksgiving weekend to snag shoppers wherever they may be — curled up on the couch, sipping a latte at a coffee shop and even standing in line at the cash register.
No longer content with...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:27 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Bargain hunters flocked to U.S. stores late Thursday and overnight Friday, searching for deals while fretting about their own shaky economic well-being.
Retailers were hoping for more shoppers like Shawn Elzia as the annual Black Friday...