| Nov 22, 2012
| 8:51 AM
"Black Friday" may be a thing of the past.
That's because retailers are duking it out over who is the first store to open for the big annual holiday sales.
What used to be a day-after-Thanksgiving ritual, is now inching closer and closer to the...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 11:08 AM
If the wretched excess of Black Friday has any benefit beyond the ritual of communal consumption, it is as a launching pad for days that are Not Black Friday.
Opponents celebrate Buy Nothing Friday, online shoppers have Cyber Monday and...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Billy Kounoupis prides himself on breaking from the norm.
When he opened Billy's Downtown Diner in downtown Bethlehem more than a decade ago, he stretched the limits of traditional diner fare such as pancakes and omelets.
Now, he's planning to knock the...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:25 PM
When Tyrone Richardson said this column generates a lot of feedback, he wasn't kidding.
I learned that firsthand Monday, my first day on the job as the new Retail Watch writer.
I was born in the Lehigh Valley. I've watched the Lehigh Valley grow. But...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:50 AM
If you live in Central Indiana, you may not want to spend your time hunting for great local deals because one local woman has done the work for you.
Danielle Williams has combed through, collected and collated all the best coupons for you!
| Oct 14, 2012
If Mitt Romney or Barak Obama show up at your door at the end of the month, they'll likely be looking for candy, not votes. In the third annual Halloween Shopping Survey released by thrift retailer Savers Inc., close to 40 percent of respondents said...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Fourteen months ago, when cops shot and injured a man in a crowded shopping center, the story was front-page news and was the obsession of every TV newscast in town.
The general story line was that Rogelio Cortes had tried to "ram" police officers. So...
| May 5, 2012
| 5:32 PM
C. Paul Stubbe has been creating gemstone jewelry for decades.
Stubbe, a self-described "rock hound," founded Charles Paul Gem Designs in 1974 in a modest space in downtown Allentown.
He later moved to a highly visible historic building at Cedar Crest...
| May 8, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Do you use search engines when looking for great deals? How about price apps on your phone?
Fox59 put three of the best “price finders” to the test. Two of them were Amazon and Price Grabber. Both compile a huge list of stores showing the...
| May 12, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Jamie Leisy and Dawn Keagy scan estate sales and garage sales in search of furniture and accessories they can refurbish or re-purpose.
The craft started as a hobby. Now it's a business since the two recently decided to peddle such wares at a storefront...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 6:03 PM
What's not to love about a new lipstick? It perks us up for not much cash. But really, even if it's not a huge expenditure, we still want value for our money.
Is there that much difference between a $34 Chanel and a cheapie from the drugstore?