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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"...
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...
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...
Tags: Sea Salt, Travel, Halloween, Holidays, Services and Shopping
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...
Bargaining units for a clerical workers' union rejected a tentative labor agreement this week that that ended an eight-day strike that shut down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach late last year. The tentative contract, announced Dec. 4, intially...
The National Retail Federation is applauding a tentative contract agreement between the union that represents 14 East Coast and Gulf coast seaports and an alliance of shipping lines, terminal operators and port associations. The Federal Mediation and...
Dock workers and the management of 15 East Coast and Gulf ports reached a tentative agreement on a new master contract late Friday night, averting a threatened walkout on Wednesday. The six-year deal between the International Longshoremen's Association,...
Super Bowl season typically is a busy time for television sales, but in the Baltimore area, some stores have seen an extra boost as fans get ready for game day parties on Feb. 3, when the Ravens face the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. "It's without a doubt,...
Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Sports, Football, Super Bowl XLVII
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