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Strategize to Take Advantage of Staggered Black Friday Deals

Strategize to Take Advantage of Staggered Black Friday Deals

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Despite all the hype and hustle, Black Friday really is the best bargain shopping day of the year, according to Edgar Dworsky, founder of ConsumerWorld.org, and an avid bargain hunter himself. Retailers have lon…

Activist Groups Boycott Cyber Monday

Activist Groups Boycott Cyber Monday

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In preparation for Cyber Monday, the Day of Virtual Shopping that takes place on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, online retailers are pulling out all the stops, from free shipping deals to exclusive online …

Black Friday: Retailers, Shoppers Preparing for Big Day

Black Friday: Retailers, Shoppers Preparing for Big Day

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Retailers are preparing for a stampede of shoppers on Black Friday, some of whom have already begun camping outside of stores, eager to get the best deals first.Nearly one in four Americans, 86 million total, hit the stores on Bla…

‘Call of Duty’ Exceeds ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars’ Profits

‘Call of Duty’ Exceeds ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars’ Profits

Activision(NEW YORK) – In what very well may be a sign of the times, the sales of the new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II has made the entire Call of Duty franchise now worth more in revenues than the box office receipts of the Harry Potter…

After Closing Announcement, Stores Begin to Sell Out of Twinkies, Hostess Products

After Closing Announcement, Stores Begin to Sell Out of Twinkies, Hostess Products

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — On Hostess Brands’ last day of shipping its iconic snacks, entrepreneurial eBay sellers have taken the opportunity to tap into buyers’ Hostess panic, selling boxes for 95 percent more than grocery stores.In one Food Empor…

Gap Sued by Shoe Designer over Look-Alike Loafers

Gap Sued by Shoe Designer over Look-Alike Loafers

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Entering a world where Christian Louboutin, Kate Spade and other designers have all tread before, a high-end shoe designer has filed a lawsuit against the Gap, charging the clothing chain with r…

Fat Shaming of Middle America: Americans Too Big for Zara Clothes

Fat Shaming of Middle America: Americans Too Big for Zara Clothes

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Spanish fashion chain Zara, now the world’s largest retailer, is being accused of missing a “huge opportunity” in the United States by refusing to offer plus-size clothing to women.Zara has beaten out major retailers lik…

Wrench Inventor Claims Sears Stole His Idea, Took It to China

Wrench Inventor Claims Sears Stole His Idea, Took It to China

ABC News(CABOT, Pa.) — In the small town of Cabot, Pa., Dan Brown is the proud inventor of the Bionic Wrench, a product made solely in Pennsylvania.His goal from day one was to make his invention in America.This time last year, Brown’s factory was buz…

Apple Tops List of Most Seductive US Retailers

Apple Tops List of Most Seductive US Retailers

Apple, Inc.(NEW YORK) — Apple’s retail stores ring up more sales per square foot than any other in the U.S. — $6,050.  That’s almost twice as much as runner-up Tiffany ($3,017) and three times the sales of third-placed Lululemon Athletica ($1,93…

The Ten Best Days to Shop this Holiday Season

The Ten Best Days to Shop this Holiday Season

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — If you want to avoid the rush and all the crowds that come with holiday shopping, ShopperTrak, a firm that analyzes foot traffic, has released a list of the “ten lightest shopping days.”The best days to…

Petition Urges Macy’s to Dump Donald Trump Ads, Merchandise

Petition Urges Macy’s to Dump Donald Trump Ads, Merchandise

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A petition urging Macy’s to “dump” Donald Trump and his branded goods from its advertisements and stores could reach 500,000 signatures Tuesday as some consumers react to the retail giant’s relationship with the con…

Consumers Spending Less with Credit Cards, Says Fed

Consumers Spending Less with Credit Cards, Says Fed

George Doyle/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More families may be putting their financial houses in order. The government reports that credit card spending is down, despite an increase in available consumer credit.     The Federal Reserve…

Election Day 2012 Discounts and Freebies

Election Day 2012 Discounts and Freebies

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — From free yoga classes to patriotic wristbands, companies are offering additional incentives to cast your ballot. 
Take advantage of these deals in your area:Boston Market: Participants can vote for their favorite …

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Inspires Baby Clothing Boom

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Inspires Baby Clothing Boom

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — The so-called “Mommy Porn” Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon has been rumored to have started a baby boom. And as inappropriate as the link between the bondage-themed series of novels and the joys of mommyhood may b…

Starbucks Spending More Bucks to Open 1,300 Stores

Starbucks Spending More Bucks to Open 1,300 Stores

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Starbucks announced on Thursday that they plan to open 1,300 stores across the globe next year, with about 600 in the Americas.The Seattle-based coffee giant already has 18,000 stores in 61 countries.All these new…

Buckyballs, Buckycubes, Popular Magnetic Desktoys, Discontinued

Buckyballs, Buckycubes, Popular Magnetic Desktoys, Discontinued

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Maxfield & Oberton, the maker of Buckyballs and Buckycubes, popular office toys made up of small magnetic beads that can be molded into different shapes, is discontinuing those products after continued pressure from the federa…

Buckyballs, Buckycubes, Popular Magnetic Desktoys, Discontinued

Buckyballs, Buckycubes, Popular Magnetic Desktoys, Discontinued

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Maxfield & Oberton, the maker of Buckyballs and Buckycubes, popular office toys made up of small magnetic beads that can be molded into different shapes, is discontinuing those products after continued pressure from the federa…

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Apple announced on Monday that Scott Forstall, its head of  software for the iPad and iPhone, would be leaving the company at the end of the year. It was a dramatic change for the Cupertino, Calif….

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Apple announced on Monday that Scott Forstall, its head of  software for the iPad and iPhone, would be leaving the company at the end of the year. It was a dramatic change for the Cupertino, Calif….

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Apple’s iOS Chief Ousted for Refusal to Apologize for Maps Snafu, Says WSJ

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Apple announced on Monday that Scott Forstall, its head of  software for the iPad and iPhone, would be leaving the company at the end of the year. It was a dramatic change for the Cupertino, Calif….

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