Retail | Lifestyle

The world of fandom – Comi-Cons – is ripe for financial stories
What’s a multi-billion industry that draws celebrities, corporate exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of free-spending enthusiasts to events in multiple [...]
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What new finger-food trends are replacing cupcakes .. or are they?
The headline-making saga of the Crumbs Bake Shop company – the cupcake chain that closed all of its stores only [...]
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Christmas in July? Retailers wooing holiday spenders even earlier
How are we spending our summer vacation?   Prepping for back-to-school, Thanksgiving and Christmas, if the displays in retail stores are [...]
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Quicktips:  Manure expos, funky funerals and travel deals for single parents
Maybe this column should be called “quirky tips” instead of “quick tips,” because I can’t resist sharing some of the [...]
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Fourth of July stories sparkle on any business beat
Already 2014 is about half over and the Fourth of July holiday is speeding toward us like a runaway locomotive.  [...]
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Consumers itch and businesess profit as mosquitos swarm
As one of those lucky people generally ignored by stinging and biting insects, it was dismaying a week or two [...]
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