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Sun SentinelIt’s no longer just flowers and jewelry for moms on Mother’s Day. Shoppers are going beyond the traditional gifts and adding electronics to their list. About 14 percent of consumers nationwide are planning to spend more than $2.3 billion...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over. The Senate voted 63-30 Thursday to advance a bill that would impose state and local sales taxes on purchases...
Tags: Lobbying, Government, Business, Walmart, Mike Enzi
WASHINGTON – An eagerly awaited immigration overhaul from a bipartisan group of senators arrived early Wednesday, an 844-page bill that both the political left and right now see as the best chance in decades to achieve fix a broken immigration...
Tribune NewspapersWith Easter falling early this year, on March 31, Americans still plan to spend it in style but within their means, according to a new survey from the National Retail Federation conducted by BIGinsight. Keeping cost well in mind, the average person...
Cargo volume at the nation's ports is expected increase in March, despite port slowdowns as a result of automatic federal budget cuts, according to a retail group. A monthly Global Port Tracker released Monday by the National Retail Federation...
While local business experts see slight improvement in the economy this year, recovery will be a bit of a climb for the Valley's retailers. They'll have to keep pace with the changing demands of a customer base that's expecting a lot more. "You must...
Customers at Towson Hot Bagels usually pay with credit, not cash, when buying a bagel or a bottle of water, triggering fees the merchant must pay to process each transaction. Now, the shop's owner and retailers across the country may recoup "swipe"...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Towson, Electronics, Walmart, Target
It's coming, and not by popular demand. The $1.2 trillion in U.S. government budget cuts, which both Republican and Democrat leaders say they detest, are arriving Friday, and analysts predict the so-called sequestration cuts will suck some of the wind...
At GameStop Kids at White Marsh Mall, shoppers will find plush Mario book bags and Angry Birds hats mixed in with the Lego Star Wars and other kid-friendly video games, a mix meant to attract both serious "gamers" as well as those who've never played...
Did you remember to get something for your Valentine? Or did you have to spend the night in the doghouse? Tricia Wainscott, manager of Kilwin's at Eddy Street Commons, saw plenty of last minute shoppers Thursday. But despite this being the store's third...
Customers lined up outside Rheb's Candy early Monday, even before owner Wynn Harger opened the doors of the Southwest Baltimore shop his family has run for three generations. People, mostly men, crammed into the tiny, cottage-like store for much of the...
This time of year we like to do some soul-searching to find our inner Cupid. He's hiding in there somewhere, sporting a washable diaper and carrying a bow made with an old guitar string. We realize a lot of cheapsters are counting on us to help them...
Apr 30, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Apr 26, 2013 |Story| Petoskey News
Apr 17, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 20, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Mar 11, 2013 |Story| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 24, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Feb 24, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Dec 3, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Feb 14, 2013 |Story| WSBT-TV
Feb 13, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Feb 9, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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