| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:25 AM
Get a free $10 purchase from American Express to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $10 statement credit when you spend at least $10 at a participating business on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:37 AM
Forget shopping on Thanksgiving Day to get a good deal. Here's a roundup of doorbuster pre-sales going on through Saturday with links to stores' price-match policies, too.
Amazon.com: Top Holiday Deals link to Lightening Deals, Deal of the Day, Black...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:58 AM
FedEx Corp. said Wednesday it expects the busiest Cyber Monday shipping week in its history this year as more consumers turn to shopping online for the holiday season.
The company said it expects to move more than 22 million shipments on Cyber Monday,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Cyber Monday 2013 broke records. It was the biggest online spending day ever. Cyber Monday left Black Friday in the dust.
Take that, lackluster shopping weekend!
Retailers' performance, indeed, was blah overall during the four-day holiday shopping...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:42 PM
We've now heard it from Mr. Hooked on Phonics himself. "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek has stoked the flames of the undying Internet debate over how to correctly pronounce "GIF."
According to Trebek, GIF, an acronym for a popular image format (some...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:20 PM
If you weren't willing to skip dessert on Thanksgiving to hit the stores, or rise early to join the masses on Black Friday, I don't blame you.
But don't be a lazy gift giver who plucks something lame at the last minute, like a membership in a fruitcake-...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Black Friday is past and along with it the mad jostling in the physical retail outlets and, hopefully, the security footage of you snatching the last My Little Pony from the shelf just before that little girl got to it, reducing her to an apoplectic...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Around dinnertime on Thanksgiving, Joni Adams-Akita was thinking of her grandchildren.
But not while sitting with her family in front of a turkey. The 54-year-old Pasadena retiree was hovering near the jewelry counter at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, waiting...
| Nov 29, 2013
Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year.
A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Nearly one-third of small business owners in Los Angeles plan to hire new workers in the next year, a recent survey said.
Among the companies looking to bulk up their payrolls, 37% are planning for an increase in business, according to the 2013 Small...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Bargain-hunting shoppers on Cyber Monday broke consumption records, making the online shopping bonanza the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Online sales surged 20.6% compared with the same day...