On the Money: More grocers are offering delivery

Business 05/15/19, 09:04

Want to ditch the shopping cart? Grocery delivery services are growing rapidly, but shoppers need to decide if the convenience is worth the higher cost.Big companies like Amazon and Walmart are expanding grocery delivery, as are regional players like FreshDirect. ...

Millennial Money: 3 ways to curb a shopping urge

Business 05/14/19, 09:44

Shopping can be a form of relaxation, an entertaining way to spend time or even a hobby. But it can turn into an expensive habit.Whether you sometimes give in to a weakness for designer handbags or brand-name shoes, here are ...

UK blocks Sainsbury’s merger with Walmart unit Asda

Europe 04/25/19, 05:54

British regulators blocked Sainsbury's 7.3 billion-pound ($9.4 billion) purchase of Walmart's Asda unit on Thursday amid concerns the deal would have increased prices and reduced the quality and range of products available. For Walmart, it's another setback in its effort ...

How to get the most out of online reviews

Business 04/18/19, 09:24

In the world of online shopping , often buyers will purchase an item only after they see that other people also like it. And the easiest way to find out consumer sentiment? You guessed it: reviews.Many online purchases are based ...

Shop online? Ways to reduce damage to the environment

Business 04/17/19, 09:04

Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. After you click buy, online orders leave warehouses to be loaded on gas-guzzling jets or trucks. And returns are a problem, too, since the items have ...

US consumer spending fell sharp 0.5 percent in December

Business 03/01/19, 08:55

U.S. consumer spending tumbled 0.5 percent in December, the biggest decline in nine years, as the holiday shopping season ended in disappointment. Meanwhile, incomes rose sharply in December but edged down in January.The fall in consumer spending followed sizable gains ...

Saks Fifth Avenue president talks about luxury

New York 02/24/19, 13:01

Saks Fifth Avenue President Marc Metrick wants to bring theater to luxury shopping at a time when shoppers can buy their designer handbags online.Under his leadership, Saks is in the last phase of what he calls a $250 million redevelopment ...

Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall

Entertainment 02/11/19, 11:31

Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the late pop star molested boys.Charlotte Andersen, marketing manager for the Roedovre Centrum ...

Amazon has another ‘Prime’ holiday: Profit tops $3 billion

Business 01/31/19, 19:25

Amazon had another strong holiday season: Its quarterly profit topped $3 billion for the first time as revenue grew across many of its businesses, including online shopping, advertising and cloud computing.The company, however, issued an estimate for the current quarter's ...

Apple opens new chapter as iPhone sales fall and stock sinks

Tech 01/29/19, 16:40

Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales drooped during the holiday shopping season.Now, CEO Tim Cook is grappling with his toughest ...

Service held for Houston native killed in Nairobi attack

U.S. 01/24/19, 19:15

Family and friends gathered at a Houston cemetery to remember Jason Spindler, one of the 21 people killed in an extremist attack last week in Nairobi at a luxury hotel and shopping complex.The Houston Chronicle reports the 40-year-old was remembered ...

Off the Charts: Holiday heartbreak for retailers

Business 01/24/19, 13:05

The holiday season was a brutal one for U.S. retailers, especially department stores and companies that sell luxury products, and companies and investors alike didn't see it coming.The U.S. economy has been growing at a steady pace, and unemployment is ...

Activists focusing on Alabama officials after mall shooting

U.S. 12/19/18, 17:35

Organizers say they're redirecting demonstrations against the police killing of a black man at an Alabama shopping mall on Thanksgiving.Leaders announced Wednesday that demonstrations targeting the city where the shooting occurred will now focus on state officials who are investigating ...

UK inflation eases but outlook depends on Brexit

Europe 12/19/18, 05:35

Inflation in Britain rose in November by its weakest rate in 21 months, a development that's likely to cheer consumers as they get ready for some last-minute Christmas shopping.The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that consumer prices were up ...

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