| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Lowe's fiscal second-quarter earnings provided even further evidence that the housing recovery is boosting the economy.
Lowe's Cos. on Wednesday reported that earnings for the quarter that ended Aug. 2 jumped 26% to $941 million, or 88 cents a share,...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
If you plan on buying one of Apple's new iPhones, you may want to head to Wal-Mart.
The retail giant has announced it will carry the new devices and sell them at prices lower than Apple and other retailers.
Wal-Mart said it will carry 16-gigabyte...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Wal-Mart is pledging to cut down or eliminate 10 chemicals found in household and beauty products currently on its shelves, the mega-retailer said Thursday.
At a meeting focused on the chain’s sustainability efforts, executives said they would...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:50 AM
A hotly contested Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market had its soft opening Friday in Chinatown, where it was met by some of the protesters who have fought its arrival for more than a year.
The store, located on the ground floor of the Grand Plaza building at...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The East Penn School Board voted 6-2 Monday night to participate in a proposed tax increment financing district for the Hamilton Crossings shopping center project. I think it was a terrible decision. I've supported tax incentives to bring commerce back......
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:19 AM
The Kroger Co. will buy Harris Teeter in a $2.5 billion deal, the company announced Tuesday.
Both grocery chains have a presence in Hampton Roads. Right now, Kroger executives are not saying exactly how the merger will change either grocery brand.
| 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 13, 2013
| 3:47 AM
Freebie Friday magically morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through the weekend....
| Jun 29, 2013
Many factors figure into a shopper's allegiance to a particular grocery. Among them are prices and food quality, store location and cleanliness, the helpfulness of the staff and efficiency of checkout. And, according to a 2012 National Grocers Association...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Shoppers at a Wal-Mart on Crenshaw Boulevard described a scene of chaos and mayhem Monday night as unruly protesters stormed the store, tossing merchandise and trying to loot jewelry cases.
Police estimated about 150 people took part in the violence...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 4:51 AM
I bought a Lexus ES 350 with coupons.
When I purchased the shiny, silver luxury car in September, I decided to pay the bank note each month with savings I reap from coupons.
I'm paid up through December.
When friends laugh at my super-saving ways...