| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Around dinnertime on Thanksgiving, Joni Adams-Akita was thinking of her grandchildren.
But not while sitting with her family in front of a turkey. The 54-year-old Pasadena retiree was hovering near the jewelry counter at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, waiting...
| Nov 29, 2013
Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year.
A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Starting this weekend, users can help raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by simply surfing the Web.
Tab for a Cause, the organization behind a Web browser extension that donates money to charity every time users open a new...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Thanksgiving and Black Friday back-to-back shopping events proved to be more popular with Americans than they were last year, according to industry data.
The National Retail Federation pegged the number of unique shoppers Thursday through Sunday...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:40 AM
If Black Friday deals weren't enough for you, Cyber Monday is another day full of great offers for tech gadgets.
Here are our five favorites.
Nexus 7 up to $60 off
There are several Cyber Monday deals on Google's Nexus 7 tablet. The best one is on...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Windows 7 saw more market share growth during November than Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined, which could signal that many users have still not taken a liking to Microsoft's new touchscreen-centric operating system.
According to Web analytics firm Net...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, meet "Orange Tuesday" -- one retailer's attempt to establish the Tuesday after Labor Day as the kickoff of the Halloween shopping season.
BuySeasons Inc., the New Berlin, Wis., company that owns and operates a stable of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 9:26 PM
The annual rush to shop this holiday season got underway in earnest Thanksgiving as retailers began early putting out their Black Friday specials and crowds showed up to check out the bargains....