• China Nov 26, 2019

    Black Friday Hours: Here’s a List of When Retailers Will Be Open

    Although some retailers have already started marking down items and cueing the holiday music, the season will kick off in earnest this week. Retailers are preparing for crowds of shoppers as the holidays approach, with retail sales expected to grow between 3.8% and 4.2% this year to between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. For...

  • Netflix Apr 13, 2019

    How Not to Break the Bank on Streaming Services

    With more TV streaming services than ever before, from newcomers like Disney Plus to stalwarts like Netflix, consumers may feel the ideal viewing experience is finally at hand. Americans have, on average, three streaming video subscription services, according to a recent study of digital media trends by Deloitte. While some have dropped cable and its average bill of around $100...

  • Atlanta Nov 23, 2018

    Thanksgiving Day Deals Could Be Stealing Black Friday’s Thunder

    Shoppers pulled out their phones and shopped on Thanksgiving Day to spend more than they ever have before on Turkey Day, potentially stealing some of Black Friday’s thunder. Sales online Thanksgiving Day totaled $3.7 billion, up 28 percent from a year ago, Adobe Analytics said in a report. That makes Thursday the fastest-growing day for e-commerce sales in history, added...

  • Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2018

    Walmart, Target Host Black Friday Events to Court Online, Former Toys ‘R’ Us Shoppers

    With Black Friday sales beginning on Thanksgiving for many retailers, Walmart and Target are getting the ball rolling with a variety of new events that experts say are intended to draw online shoppers and seize upon the first holiday season without a beloved children’s toy haven. Walmart recently announced its first-ever “Light Up Black Friday” parties in stores at 4...

  • Donald Trump Sep 19, 2018

    Retailers Could Ring Up More Than $1.1 Trillion in Holiday Sales, Topping Last Year

    Retailers appear to have the odds in their favor this holiday season, with record-low unemployment across the U.S., strong consumer confidence and building sales momentum so far in 2018. “We think most retailers will have a good holiday season if they have a distinctive value proposition,” Rod Sides, vice chairman of Deloitte’s U.S. retail and distribution practice, told CNBC. “We...

  • America Aug 8, 2018

    Back-to-School Supplies Get Revamp, From Scents to Llamas

    The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads. Also hot in the paper aisle this year: Decorative tape, creative journals and scented pencils in smells like bacon and pickle. “There’s an explosion of innovation and fun” in school supplies, said Scott Bayles, vice...

  • Gloria Allred Feb 18, 2018

    Are Female-Led Companies the Answer to Sexual Misconduct?

    The Weinstein Co. thought it had found a path to survival. A group of investors led by a respected businesswoman offered to acquire the company, rebrand it and install a female-led board of directors. It was an eye-catching idea in a country where men dominate corporate boards in almost every industry. Unmoved, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman threw a...

  • Chrysler Aug 17, 2015

    Recent American Univ. Grad, 23, Killed In Shaw

    A recent American University graduate was fatally shot outside the Shaw-Howard University Metro station.

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