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It may be tempting to buy just about anything to check off your Christmas list in this final stretch of the holiday shopping season. However, financial experts say this is a crucial time to set yourself up for a financially successful 2013. "It's the...
Tags: Candy, Flowers and Gifts, Finance, Holidays, Gifts
The labor contract covering more than 15,000 dockworkers at 14 Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast ports has been extended for 30 more days, heading off a strike that could have begun as early as Sunday. George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation...
AP Retail WriterNEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Burger King won't be the only place where you can have it your way. It used to be enough for stores to promise discounts of up to 70 percent off to lure shoppers during the busy holiday shopping season. But...
Stephanie Leon didn't need the shoes, GPS device or the two DVDs she received as Christmas gifts, so she returned them. Leon, who lives in Minneapolis but was in Aberdeen visiting family, said it would be easier to return the items where her family...
Monday is one of the busiest days of the year for one of the world’s largest carrier companies. If you want to get your gifts beneath the tree in time, the deadlines are quickly approaching. The company expects to ship the most packages ever in...
Tags: FedEx Corporation
Despite an eight-day port strike that in effect shut down seaports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, import cargo volume is expected to increase 3.9% in December, according to a retail group. A monthly Global Port Tracker report released Monday...
WSBT-TVThe countdown to Christmas is on, and nowhere is that more evident than in the retail world. There are now just 2 more shopping days until Christmas. Saturday was dubbed "Super Saturday." It was expected to be the busiest retail day of 2012, even...
Tags: Holidays, Religious Festivals
You are not alone if you still haven't finished your holiday shopping. Some people are looking for deals, and some are just last minute shoppers. But it might surprise you how much people are spending who's shelling out more this holiday season. Alan...
firstname.lastname@example.orgSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Holiday shopping got its earliest start ever this year with people hitting the big box stores like Target and Walmart on Thanksgiving Day. But if a state representative from the St. Louis area gets his way, that practice could change....
Tags: Homes, Thanksgiving, Walmart, Holidays, Target
Across the country, a sudden shift is taking place. Bobbie Cleave, a retired teacher in Utah, has put off plans to get a badly needed car. Brian Chandler, a data manager in metro Atlanta, is delaying buying a house, despite needing space for his...
Tags: Business, Democratic Party, Homes, Prisons, Finance
The nation's retailers are among those most relieved that the 8-day-old strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is over. Although the movement of goods to the U.S. from Asia for the holiday season had been largely completed weeks ago, the...
Tags: Barack Obama
Big, round numbers always get people's attention. Numbers such as $1 billion, which has been bandied about as the economic loss per day nationally from the eight-day strike that shut down most of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. That figure...
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