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Kids & MoneyGift cards once again were among the most popular presents for teens and other young consumers this past holiday season. And that means that once again millions of dollars' worth of gift cards will go unspent, like so many lumps of coal. According to the...
Tags: Gifts, Candy, Flowers and Gifts, Charity
Tribune Media ServicesMore consumers are expected to do their holiday shopping online this year -- about 47% compared with 44% in 2010, according to a National Retail Federation survey. And about half of those surveyed who own smart phones and 70% who own tablets will use...
Back to school: Did you survive the shopping, the stress, the re-entry (oh, it really wasn’t that bad, was it?)Moms At Work - Orlando SentinelA few days before school started, I pulled out my son's backpack to assess whether it was in good shape for another school year. It was empty — but for a wrinkled, almost- crunchy-with-dried-sweat P.E. t-shirt I found in the bottom of one pocket. ...
CNNNews footage of Black Friday sales, in which shoppers line up after Thanksgiving in search of steeply reduced merchandise, can resemble an episode of the classic nature show "Wild Kingdom." Shoppers wind neatly along the edges of big box stores like...
Funny MoneyThe news that Walmart, Sears, Toys R Us, Kmart and Target will launch the Black Friday sales stampede on Thanksgiving night -- and not the day after -- is the final stake through the wishbone of our national day of thanks. Old Kris Kringle got his...
Tags: Sears, Kmart, Thanksgiving, Toys "R" Us, Inc., Turkey
This week, we will join together in the spirit of gratitude and hopefulness as we celebrate one of the oldest and most revered American customs. We're going shopping. Yes, folks, it's that time of year again when we descend like crazed hordes on...
FrameworkThe annual rush to shop this holiday season got underway in earnest Thanksgiving as retailers began early putting out their Black Friday specials and crowds showed up to check out the bargains....
CareerBuilderDo you think of working in retail as a short-term job or a long-term career? Too often, job seekers consider it the former, a misconception that can cause them to miss out on opportunities for professional growth.One potential obstacle for job seekers...
Stores are falling over themselves this holiday season to lure shoppers in with deals like matching online prices, extending layaways, and even making their own tablets. What that means for shoppers is likely the best season of discounts in years. This...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsHalloween spending is expected to reach record levels this year-- with estimates as high as $8 billion. The National Retail Federation says more people will participate in the holiday than in previous years. The organization also projects people will...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThis Halloween , retailers are expecting shoppers to spend eight billion dollars nationwide. That's up one billion from last year. Local shop owners tell us, they're cashing in this holiday. "Night lights for my grandson and then a door hanger for a...
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