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  • UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers for holidays

    UPS to hire 55,000 seasonal workers for holidays
    UPS expects to move more than 34 million shipments on its peak shipping day this year -- up about 21% from the same period last year. To handle the increased workload, United Parcel Service announced it will hire 55,000 seasonal workers this holiday...
  • Not so merry Christmas: Holiday spending scaled back amid shutdown

    Not so merry Christmas: Holiday spending scaled back amid shutdown
    The gift-giving season may be muted this year, as Americans, spooked by the government stalemate and ongoing economic weakness, plan to spend less on presents and other holiday preparations, according to the National Retail Federation. More than 6,000...
  • Average consumers spend $75 each on Halloween

    Average consumers spend $75 each on Halloween
    Americans are expected to spend slightly less on Halloween this year. A National Retail Federation survey found people plan to spend $6.9 billion dollars on costumes, candy, decorations and greeting cards. That's down 14% from last year but up from 2011....
  • National Retail Federation says shoppers will spend less this Christmas

    National Retail Federation says shoppers will spend less this Christmas
    The National Retail Federation, a trade association of retailers, released its predictions for the holiday season on Wednesday. According to the federation's survey, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, d├ęcor, greeting cards and...
  • Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again

     Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again
    As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal. But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
  • Pump up the holiday jams

    Pump up the holiday jams
    It's Christmastime! Can't you hear the music? As I wander through retail stores for my various shopping needs, I notice that the standard rotation of acceptable pop music jams has been updated to include holiday music. And not just any holiday. It's...
  • Government shutdown may crimp holiday shopping

    Government shutdown may crimp holiday shopping
    Add another potential casualty of Washington's gridlock: the holiday shopping season. The congressional stalemate that brought about a partial government shutdown has rattled Americans already spooked by years of economic weakness. And the uncertainty...
  • U.S. to further delay Obamacare employer mandate

    U.S. to further delay Obamacare employer mandate
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration again delayed a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits, offering businesses more relief from the president's health law deadlines. Under the law, employers with more than...
  • Retail sales fall unexpectedly in January

    Retail sales fall unexpectedly in January
    This year's streak of nasty weather is wreaking havoc on the economy, causing plunging worker productivity, soaring heating bills, canceled flights, damaged crops and frozen hiring. But the bitter conditions, which last month left thousands stranded...
  • National Retail Federation predicts modest holiday sales

    National Retail Federation predicts modest holiday sales
    The National Retail Federation released its holiday predictions Thursday morning, noting that holiday sales will be significantly impacted by the actions of the federal government in the next 45 days. “Our forecast is also somewhat hinging on...
  • Reason to Worry? PlayStation 4, Xbox One Launch as Consumers Plan to Spend Less on Holidays

    Two new pricey videogame consoles from Sony and Microsoft are hitting retail shelves during the busy holiday shopping season -- normally the perfect time of year, given that the games biz typically generates much of its sales during the period. But...
  • Spending: Stores get stingy about returns

    As you're double-checking your holiday shopping list, tack on a reminder to read each store's return policy before making your purchase. Some retailers are feeling a little less generous when it comes to returns. Such stingier policies are intended to...