No one present at next week’s swearing-in ceremony of Barack Obama as president is supposed to pay a dime to attend the event. But some attendees may be paying thousands of dollars for the privilege.
All along during the NHL lockout, fans have felt like they’ve been held hostage by both sides of the negotiations. But that’s nothing compared with businesses that rely on NHL game-day crowds — which have been laying off …
It’s prime time for consumers to buy things they shouldn’t, even at 75% off.
Word has gotten out that men do more of the household shopping nowadays. Accordingly, we’re being asked to shop in “man aisles” in supermarkets, and we’re even being subjected to an awful new made-up term: “mansumer.”
What did the 2012 holidays teach us about the current state of shoppers—and, of course, the places where they shop?
Given the number of recent Grinch-like thefts and other Grinch-like actions that have ruined Christmas for some, it looks like there are indeed people whose hearts are two sizes too small. Here’s a roundup of this season’s …
Don’t feel down that it’s December 24 and you still have shopping to do. There are plenty of quick and easy options to consider—and you may even be rewarded for waiting so long.
If you didn’t notice it, yesterday was celebrated in some quarters as Free Shipping Day. It does seem odd, though, to focus on a single day for free shipping when throughout the entire season free shipping has not really been …
A Big Mac probably isn’t your idea of Christmas dinner, but McDonald’s is asking its franchisees to stay open on Christmas Day — a day when even Wal-Mart, which caught flack for opening on Thanksgiving evening this year, closes its doors.
Are the fanboys who wait outside Apple stores for hours to buy new iPhones and iPads basically slaves? Are the hundreds of dollars some families spend year in, year out on new Apple products tantamount to a tax?
From a ring that serves as a beer opener to a Ryan Gosling figurine, 3D printers are churning out some odd gifts for this holiday season.