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  • Target to drop health policies for part-timers

    Target to drop health policies for part-timers
    Target Corp. became the latest major company to say it will stop offering healthcare coverage for part-time workers, and experts said it won't be the last. The Minneapolis company announced in a corporate blog post that it was changing its benefits...
  • Get the most out of that gift card

    Spoiler alert: There's a really good chance you'll get a gift card for Christmas. That's not a news flash from the North Pole. It comes instead from the National Retail Federation, which estimated in a recent report that more than 80% of shoppers will...
  • With Deep Discounts, Retailers Stretch An OK Christmas Season

    With Deep Discounts, Retailers Stretch An OK Christmas Season
    The doors were open well before 9 a.m. Thursday at Spruce Home & Garden in West Hartford Center, literally wide open to the street, the way manager Mary Goodwin likes it. And markdowns were plentiful. As light snow trickled, customers were slow to arrive...
  • Dozens of corporate tax breaks expiring at end of year

    Dozens of corporate tax breaks expiring at end of year
    As 2013 comes to a close, so will dozens of tax breaks that save companies billions of dollars in tax liability. Congress has allowed 55 tax breaks to expire but will likely restore many of them, retroactively, in the coming months, the Associated Press...
  • Self-gifting by consumers is on retailers' wish lists

    Trinkel De La Paz, 24, loves this holiday's deep discounts because they're enabling her to be a more generous Santa. To herself, that is. The Silver Lake graphic designer bought herself an iPad mini and some clothes discounted on Cyber Monday, and...
  • Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year

    Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year
    When Nordstrom in Thousand Oaks opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., Chuck Pierson had been awake for more than two hours after being dragged "kicking and groggily screaming" on his wife's quest to find perfect shoes. The only fate that could be worse?...
  • Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday

    Chicago shoppers get a head start on Black Friday
    As his family prepared to gather at grandma's house, Cameron Ligocki arrived at a Best Buy in Downers Grove at noon on Thanksgiving Day -- six hours before it opened -- to buy a 39-inch Insignia TV for $169. His family "got a little mad" about him...
  • ShopperTrak: Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rise just 2.3%

    ShopperTrak: Sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rise just 2.3%
    U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3% sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. Sales at bricks-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday increased to $12.3 billion, according to...
  • Black Friday weekend 'very busy'; Thanksgiving sales break records

    Black Friday weekend 'very busy'; Thanksgiving sales break records
    The Thanksgiving and Black Friday back-to-back shopping events proved to be more popular with Americans than they were last year, according to industry data. The National Retail Federation pegged the number of unique shoppers Thursday through Sunday...
  • Retailers hustle to attract last-minute Christmas shoppers

    Retailers hustle to attract last-minute Christmas shoppers
    In store after store, signs trumpeted 50%-off deals, buy-one-get-one-free promotions and free gift cards with purchases. Shoppers scuttled past holiday decorations with bags hanging from their hands to their elbows. A little girl at Old Navy begged her...
  • Shoppers spent less this Thanksgiving weekend

    Shoppers spent less this Thanksgiving weekend
    Blame the doorbusters. Shoppers spent almost 3 percent less this Thanksgiving weekend than they did the previous year, according to the National Retail Federation. That could be an indication of a more difficult season for many retailers. One bright...
  • Cyber Monday: Running list of deals across the Web

    Cyber Monday: Running list of deals across the Web
    Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers. Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...