| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When retailers opened on Thanksgiving last year, workers protested outside stores and holiday purists grumbled online — a distracting sideshow in what ultimately proved to be a less-than-robust sales season.
Still, 35 million Americans showed up...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:00 PM
It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year.
With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 7:10 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Chelsea Shukov, 36, and Jamie Grobecker, 34, are the co-founders and creative directors behind Sugar Paper Los Angeles, a stationery company whose simple but elegantly designed cards, invitations, calendars and wrapping paper are carried in...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Overnight delivery is no longer good enough.
As online shopping has exploded in popularity, one of the few remaining barriers for the industry is the lag time between when a customer orders an item and when it's delivered, typically days later.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A group of 17 American retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc., have signed on to a five-year agreement to help improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh.
The accord is separate from a legally binding plan...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:07 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — June sales heated up for stores, in a sign that Americans likely will continue to spend during the important back-to-school shopping season.
U.S. retailers reported their strongest sales gains since January, as shoppers, enticed by...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
She's an American icon with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
But it has been four decades since she had her own prime-time TV show, on which her courage, loyalty and knack for saving the day endeared her to millions of baby boomers.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Blackstone Group, the New York-based private equity group, announced Tuesday it would hire 50,000 military veterans over the next five years across its various businesses.
The company said it is partnering with the White House, which is leading an...
| Aug 7, 2013
A sizable, and festive, crowd enjoyed free shaved ice, hot dogs and a night out at El Centro’s Swarthout Field during the 30th annual National Night Out.
The local event was part of a nationwide initiative that aims to bring together members of...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:21 PM
It was a stunning moment when open-wheel racing star Juan Pablo Montoya announced in 2006 that he was moving to NASCAR stock-car racing.
Here was a celebrated Colombian who had won the Indianapolis 500 and several races in the international Formula...