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  • Black Friday shoppers may have done more browsing than buying

    Black Friday shoppers may have done more browsing than buying
    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...
  • Dock workers, ports reach tentative agreement, averting strike

    Dock workers, ports reach tentative agreement, averting strike
    Dock workers and the management of 15 East Coast and Gulf ports reached a tentative agreement on a new master contract late Friday night, averting a threatened walkout on Wednesday. The six-year deal between the International Longshoremen's Association,...
  • In Baltimore and beyond, Super Bowl is cause for big-screen treatment

    In Baltimore and beyond, Super Bowl is cause for big-screen treatment
    Super Bowl season typically is a busy time for television sales, but in the Baltimore area, some stores have seen an extra boost as fans get ready for game day parties on Feb. 3, when the Ravens face the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. "It's without a doubt,...
  • Five questions with…Patrick Donoho

    Five questions with…Patrick Donoho
    Retailers have had a difficult few years, especially the small shops that make up the bulk of the Maryland Retailers Association's membership. As the trade group's president since June 2010, Patrick Donoho has seen the effects of the recession as many...
  • Target to open at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving

    Not to be beat by Walmart's plans for Black Friday sales, Target will open on Thanksgiving night too, at 9 p.m. Walmart said last week it will start the holiday rush at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, its earliest Black Friday opening ever. Today, Target said...
  • 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....
  • A point-and-click Christmas

    Nothing says Christmas to me like the words "free shipping." The last hurdle on my way to full-online shopping has been cleared by retailers who got the message I sent last year: I am not paying for shipping. I know, I know. I am paying for shipping....
  • Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales

    Stores entice Black Friday shoppers with earlier openings, more sales
    Consumers have come to expect the deep discounts that define Black Friday, but retailers hope to entice shoppers this year with more choices in how and when they buy. Responding to what they say is consumer demand, retailers have pushed store openings...
  • Maryland laws allow Orioles, others to say, 'Stay out'

    Maryland laws allow Orioles, others to say, 'Stay out'
    Unless he's wearing Batman underwear and a cape, Mark Harvey — who usually dresses for Orioles games in a team ballcap and jeans — would be difficult to pick out of a crowd. That's why he attracted little attention Thursday as he walked...
  • Got a gift card you don't use or want? Sell it

    Got a gift card you don't use or want? Sell it
    We want gift cards and like to give them, but for some reason we don't always use them and wind up wasting billions of dollars. A recent poll by Consumer Reports, for instance, found that one-quarter of people who received a card as a holiday gift last...
  • To prevent data theft, businesses race to adopt new technology

    WASHINGTON Recent high-profile data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have accelerated plans by banks and retailers to implement technologies they say will prevent hackers from stealing consumers' account information. Malware installed in Neiman...