Report: Holiday Retail Sales Up, But Lagging Last Year’s Results

In an effort to capture last minute shoppers, Macy's now-misnamed “One Day Sale” will last from 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. At that point, the sale will end, but Macy’s will remain open for the remainder of the day.

Chicago—First the good news: Super Saturday, Dec. 22, is expected to be one of the biggest shopping days of the year for retailers … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

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Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade … [Read more...]

Procrastinators Rejoice: Free Shipping Day, Dec. 17

Free Shipping Day

Billings, MT—If there ever was a day ideally suited to procrastinating shoppers and other latecomers to the holiday shopping … [Read more...]

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Alex Woo

If you’re the superstitious type, today might be a good day to get married, play the lottery or the slots!According to … [Read more...]

Holiday Shoppers: Half Still Have to Begin Their Shopping!

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Port Washington, NY–With just 10 days until Christmas, only 15% of American consumers say they have completed their holiday … [Read more...]

“World’s Cutest Dog” Becoming a Licensing Tycoon?

Boo, the "World's Cutest Dog"

New York—He boasts more than 6 million fans on Facebook, appearances on “Good Morning America,” his own calendar, a bestselling … [Read more...]

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M2 by Mary Margrill

As an artist, sculptor, philosopher and jewelry designer, Mary Margrill says her designs are “inspired by the human need both to … [Read more...]

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CASIO AMERICA, INC. G-SHOCK BLUETOOTH LE SMART WATCH

You’ve all heard of smartphones, now here’s a smart watch. From Casio’s G-Shock brand, it’s the new “Bluetooth Low Energy Smart … [Read more...]

U.S. Private Equity Firm to Take 25% Stake in TopShop?

Tapped for TopShop: Actress Kate Bosworth stars in "Winter Wonderland - A Christmas" film by Topshop directed by Michael Polish

London—Rumors are rife on both sides of the Atlantic that Leonard Green & Partners LP, the private equity group behind the J. … [Read more...]

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BB Becker Signature Collection

Messages of “love, joy and peace.” What could be better at holiday time?But such messages are typical of BB Becker’s signature … [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Q1 Profit Nearly Flat on Costs, Cautious Spending

Holiday Bag Check at Neiman Marcus

Dallas—Neiman Marcus Inc. reported Wednesday that its first quarter profit was almost flat compared to last year due to … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: Another Record Breaker…More to Come?

Cyber Monday 2012

Reston, VA and Port Washington, NY—Cyber Monday, Nov. 26, didn’t feel the pinch from a stronger Black Friday weekend, thank you … [Read more...]