| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Walmart is planning its earliest ever Black Friday doorbuster sale – starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
That’s when shoppers who get a spot in a designated line in the store will be guaranteed the chance to buy certain sale items for one...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Even hard-core shoppers might not know the Saturday after Thanksgiving has an official retail-related name.
But scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Despite extra time to shop as more retailers opened for business on Thanksgiving Day, consumers spent less money this year during the first four days of the official start of the holiday shopping season, according to a survey released Sunday by the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Retail sales will be up slightly this holiday season compared to last year, according to ShopperTrak.
The firm that measures store traffic is calling for a 2.4 percent increase in sales in November and December. That's a slower pace than last year, when...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:47 AM
My oldest son turned 16 last month, and I took a day off from work to spend it with him. It was also my plan to get his learner's permit. I thought a trip to the Motor Vehicle Administration would make a great birthday present, and it would afford us some...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Organizers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week are aiming to give back-to-school buying in August the kind of boost that Black Friday gives to holiday spending each fall.
Now in its fourth year, the annual tax holiday gives consumers a break on the...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:05 AM
Uh, oh, dear readers!!
It's Black Friday. I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps with lots of relatives and friends. Many folks are now in the turmoil of holiday shopping madness, straight through until Christmas. Friends who work in the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Thanksgiving has come and gone and all that remains are the leftovers. Stay safe while searching out the best Black Friday bargains!
Welcome to Pam Gibson Johnson of Sun City, Calif., as she arrived in Port on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to attend homecoming at...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is a most magical hour every Christmas season, and it is not the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, when the darkened church glows with candles in anticipation of a child's birth.
It is not dawn on Christmas morning, when excited children wake...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Domingo Catalan powered through the Thanksgiving night crowds to get his children toys. He methodically checked all the boxes on his relatives' wish lists on Black Friday. And before he goes to work as a data analyst for a government contractor on Cyber...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 9:13 PM
The sun was barely creeping over the horizon on Thanksgiving morning, but already hundreds of cars were parked outside the Boscov's store at White Marsh Mall as shoppers hustled in and bustled out — getting a pre-turkey jump on Black Friday.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Many of the Mall in Columbia retailers are opening their doors at 12 a.m. on Black Friday. Below is the full list of retailers opening at the stroke of midnight:
77Kids by American Eagle, A Christmas to Remember, Aeropostale, ALDO, ALDO Accessories,...