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Amazon Introduces 'Make an Offer' Service

By Mae Anderson | Wednesday Dec 10, 2014
For the first time, the largest U.S. online retailer is letting some third-party sellers offer an option where interested buyers can make an offer on an item lower than the listed price.

How Holiday Shoppers Are Getting Smarter

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Monday Dec 8, 2014
Shoppers can sniff out a legitimate deal from a fake one and are even leaving items in online shopping carts as reminders to look for a better bargain.

Optimize Your Game Plan for Holiday Toy Shopping

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Friday Nov 7, 2014
Looking for the holiday season's hot toys, like anything related to Disney's "Frozen"? Or maybe you're not picky and just looking for deals? Toy sellers are increasingly catering to time-starved, budget-conscious shoppers.

'I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style With a Twist'

By Leanne Italie | Wednesday Oct 8, 2014
Clothes and how to wear them have been a constant in Betty Halbreich's life for most of her 86 years. Good thing she landed a job at Bergdorf Goodman as a personal shopper nearly four decades ago.

5 Tips for Back-to-School Spending

By Alex Veiga | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier. That's because back-to-school shopping traditionally brings in a windfall that's second only to the December holiday season.

Ramadan Rush: Before Holy Month, Shopping Frenzy

By Sylvia Hui | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
London has long attracted big spenders. But every year around the holy month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend, a wave of spectacularly rich Middle Eastern shoppers arrives and takes retail therapy to a whole new level.

Phoenix’s High Five

By Matthew Wexler | Monday Apr 28, 2014
Don’t let your opinion of Arizona be swayed by SB 1026. On the ground you’ll find plenty of progressive legislators, community leaders and creative entrepreneurs who also happen to be members or allies of the LGBT community.

Sugarloaf Means Unique Holiday Shopping

By Doug Rule | Friday Dec 13, 2013
This weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Virginia, more than 300 artisans from around the country sell their wares at a holiday edition of the juried Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.

No Need to Wrap: Some Gifts Head Straight for Home

By Samantha Critchell | Friday Nov 29, 2013
Getting up early on Black Friday? Doing your part on Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday, too? It’s all in the name of gift-giving - or at least the guise of it. It seems a lot of consumers are treating themselves to a new little something.

Black Friday Carnage: Officer Suffers Broken Wrist

Friday Nov 29, 2013
The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as several retailers opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day. Many shoppers didn’t like that, but went out anyway. The sales continued through Friday. Things were mostly calm, though there wer

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