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  • Port strike averted as union, management resolve sticking point

    Port strike averted as union, management resolve sticking point
    A weekend strike by dockworkers from Maine to Texas was averted Friday after union and management negotiators settled a major sticking point and extended the contract deadline until Feb. 6 to hammer out the rest of a long-term deal. The announcement came...
  • Contract talks between dockworkers, management break down

    Contract talks between dockworkers, management break down
    Talks have broken down between the union representing nearly 15,000 East Coast and Gulf longshoremen and the group representing shippers and port operators, with little more than a week to go before their contract expires. Meeting Tuesday in Newark, N.J....
  • Halloween's fiendish fun translates into big bucks

    Halloween's fiendish fun translates into big bucks
    The National Retail Federation says Halloween will be an $8 billion industry this year, with seven in 10 Americans celebrating and spending an average of nearly $80 per person on costumes, candy and decorations. Don't believe it? Look no farther than...
  • Scaring up interest, and business, for Halloween

    Scaring up interest, and business, for Halloween
    The National Retail Federation says Halloween will be an $8 billion industry this year, with seven in 10 Americans celebrating and spending an average of nearly $80 per person on costumes, candy and decorations. Shoppers were already on the prowl for...
  • Retailers may charge fee to customers paying with credit cards

    Retailers may charge fee to customers paying with credit cards
    Customers at Towson Hot Bagels usually pay with credit, not cash, when buying a bagel or a bottle of water, triggering fees the merchant must pay to process each transaction. Now, the shop's owner and retailers across the country may recoup "swipe"...
  • Retail sales edged up in April

    Retail sales edged up in April
    Did you get out and shop in April? Retail sales numbers released today show improving consumer confidence and more spending in stores. The National Retail Federation reported a 0.6 percent seasonally adjusted sales gain from March to April,...
  • Retailers see big boost from Valentine's Day candy sales

    Retailers see big boost from Valentine's Day candy sales
    Customers lined up outside Rheb's Candy early Monday, even before owner Wynn Harger opened the doors of the Southwest Baltimore shop his family has run for three generations. People, mostly men, crammed into the tiny, cottage-like store for much of the...
  • Contract talks between dockworkers and shippers go down to the wire

    Contract talks between dockworkers and shippers go down to the wire
    With time running out before the contract expires, the union representing 14,500 longshoremen on the East and Gulf coasts and the port employers' organization will meet Wednesday morning with a federal mediator to try to avert the first strike in 35...
  • Retailers say they are bullish on in-store and online holiday sales

    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...
  • Dockworkers, port employers agree to 90-day contract extension

    Dockworkers, port employers agree to 90-day contract extension
    The union representing 14,500 dockworkers on the East and Gulf coasts and the group representing shippers and port employers have averted a possible Oct. 1 strike by agreeing to extend the contract for 90 days. The announcement came early Thursday...
  • Retail group expects record Halloween spending

    Halloween has become a holiday for the masses, retailers are happy to say, with more Americans than ever planning this year to decorate homes, dress up, attend or throw a party or take kids trick or treating. A consumer spending survey done for the...
  • Black Friday brings out crowds, some slopping over from Thursday

    Black Friday brings out crowds, some slopping over from Thursday
    Diane Townes waited in line for 12 hours to get her door-buster deals — printers, a laptop and a 50-inch television — so imagine her chagrin when it looked like she wouldn't be able to squeeze it all into her car Friday morning. The Owings...