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  • Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours

    Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours
    With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend. Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at...
  • Publishing's panic seems to subside in 2013

    Publishing's panic seems to subside in 2013
    Toward the end of September, I found myself in a meeting room at Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York with planners from a variety of book fairs (Miami, Trinidad, Texas, Australia) discussing audience and cooperation and outreach. It was the morning after...
  • TV hits a prime time online and beyond in 2013

     TV hits a prime time online and beyond in 2013
    It was a sweet year to be a TV critic. Some of us have been shouting into the wind for years, but finally and yet somewhat miraculously, television is being acknowledged as a legitimate and ascendant art form. Books were published, panels held,...
  • Grocer Aldi to open stores, regional headquarters in California

    Grocer Aldi to open stores, regional headquarters in California
    Supermarket chain Aldi plans to open 650 new stores in the U.S. the next five years, part of an aggressive growth strategy that includes building a regional headquarters and distribution center in Moreno Valley, Calif. The expansion will be the budget...
  • Technology 2013: The loss of privacy is digitized

    Technology 2013: The loss of privacy is digitized
    The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
  • 'Super Saturday' brings crowds, deals for last-minute shoppers

    'Super Saturday' brings crowds, deals for last-minute shoppers
    The parking lot was crowded. Streams of shoppers flowed around the Santa’s House erected in the middle of the center. Shoppers laden with bags jostled each other in long lines stretching from cashiers. It’s "Super Saturday" at the Grove...
  • Beyonce stops by Wal-Mart, pays for shoppers' holiday gifts

    Beyonce stops by Wal-Mart, pays for shoppers' holiday gifts
    And the “#BeyGood” season continues. Beyoncé stopped by a Wal-Mart in Tewksbury, Mass., on  Friday, shocking hundreds of holiday shoppers with her presence alone. But a simple appearance with hugs and smiles to customers around wasn’...
  • Top smartphone apps to find last-minute deals on gifts [Photos]

    Top smartphone apps to find last-minute deals on gifts [Photos]
    Attention procrastinators and the mall-averse, we have good news: You can still find deals for those last-minute gifts, all from the comfort of your smartphone. Here are five handy mobile apps to help you avoid being called a scrooge. 1. Ebay Ebay...
  • Retailers prepare for post-Christmas discounts, gift returns

    Retailers prepare for post-Christmas discounts, gift returns
    Christmas is in the rearview mirror, but there's still no rest for retailers expecting yet another day of intense crowds Thursday. The post-Noel mall scene this year won't just be marked by the annual stream of returns from dissatisfied gift...
  • Holiday sales rise 2.3%, online Christmas spending up 16.5%

    Holiday sales rise 2.3%, online Christmas spending up 16.5%
    Retail sales in holiday-related categories such as apparel, electronics and jewelry rose a “decent” 2.3%, according to a Thursday report from MasterCard SpendingPulse. The so-so upswing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 improved on the same period in...
  • Amazon says it sold 426 items a second on Cyber Monday

    Amazon says it sold 426 items a second on Cyber Monday
    Amazon.com sold almost 37 million items on Cyber Monday, a pace of 426 a second to be exact. The sales tally for Dec. 2 was one of a number of statistics the Seattle online retailer announced on Thursday.  It did not reveal how sales compared to...