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Christmas has finally arrived for 12-year-old Lauren Villano, or at least the dinosaur skeleton portion of the holiday. The Berwyn girl can thank her grandfather's persistence for the prehistoric gift. Brian Sternberg said that when he ordered the 3-...
Tags: Holidays, Consumers, Religious Festivals, Jon Yates
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Early signs point to a holiday season that was not nearly as merry as retailers had hoped. Sales were down 3.4% compared to the year before, while the number of store visits plunged 16.4%, according...
Tags: Holidays, Religious Festivals, Macy's
Shoppers scrambling to buy last-minute presents but avoid the malls spent $1.01 billion on this year's Free Shipping Day. The annual event is scheduled to take place on the last day that orders delivered by ground can be guaranteed to arrive by...
Tags: Holidays, Religious Festivals
You've heard of black Friday, and cyber Monday -- well today is "Super Saturday." That's because it's one of the busiest shopping days of a year. The national retail association predicts 73-percent of us still have shopping to do. It's the final...
Americans mailing cards and packages coast to coast will hand over more than 658 million pieces of mail Monday to the United States Postal Service. The USPS has already seen a 20 percent surge in business compared to last year. "We’re very happy...
Though Microsoft's Surface has been on sale for several weeks, it's been hard to get a clear read on how this critical product is doing. For now, Microsoft isn't providing any numbers, so everyone is looking elsewhere and reading tea leaves. On...
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...
With a little over two weeks left before Christmas, it's crunch time for shoppers –- and shippers too. FedEx is projecting that it will have its busiest shipping day of the year Monday, delivering an estimated 19 million packages worldwide and...
Pretzels, tattoos, and gambling can save the U.S. economy. In "By the Numbers: How Americans Spend Their Money," Lucas Reilly reports that in 2011, Americans spent trillions shopping for all sorts of sine qua nons: $550 million on pretzels, $96 billion on...
Tags: Finance, Politics, Tattoo Removal, Consumers, U.S. Congress
Procrastinators rejoice. Just when you thought the frenzy of Cyber Monday and Black Friday shopping was over, Macy's said it would expand its tradition of staying open 24 hours a day on the weekend before Christmas. Starting Dec. 21 at 7 a.m., most...
Tags: Christmas, Holidays, Religious Festivals, Walmart, Macy's
The classy Christmas at the Ritz holiday luncheon Saturday benefiting Chapman University attracted a sold-out crowd, raising nearly $190,000. The 26th annual celebration is produced by the Women of Chapman support group, this season chaired by the...
And by post-Thanksgiving, I mean literally right after Thanksgiving dinner. After a day of rest and giving thanks, families were left with satisfied stomachs and insatiable shopping appetites. Lucky for those consumers, several stores began Black Friday...
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