- Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district Updated: Nov-27-15 6:11 pm
CHICAGO - Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer.
- Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage Updated: Nov-27-15 4:47 pm
NEW YORK - The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.
- How Black Friday played out around the country Updated: Nov-27-15 4:35 pm
NEW YORK - Black Friday, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, isn't always what people expect.
- Georgia shoppers search for bargains on 'Black Friday' Updated: Nov-27-15 2:39 pm
ATLANTA - Black Friday had an early start again this year as shoppers flocked to shopping centers, malls and stores across Georgia.
- Economy, oil slowdown might dampen Dakotas holiday sales Updated: Nov-27-15 12:39 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Holiday shoppers in the Dakotas this season are expected to spend more than they did last year, though a slumping oil economy in North Dakota has retailers there nervous.
- A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption Updated: Nov-27-15 12:15 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother.
- South Dakota shoppers head to stores on chilly Black Friday Updated: Nov-27-15 10:59 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - It's a chilly start to the holiday shopping season in South Dakota.
- North Dakota shoppers head to stores on chilly Black Friday Updated: Nov-27-15 10:57 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - It's a chilly start to the holiday shopping season in North Dakota.
- President's oldest daughter among those scoping out colleges Updated: Nov-27-15 10:43 am
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.
- S Carolina shoppers latest to pay taxes on Amazon sales Updated: Nov-27-15 10:42 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant.
- Dreary weather greets Black Friday shoppers around St. Louis Updated: Nov-27-15 8:48 am
ST. LOUIS - Bargain-hunters venturing out for Black Friday shopping around St. Louis aren't getting much cooperation from the weather.
- Over half of 2011 Citizens assessment rebates unclaimed Updated: Nov-27-15 4:05 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Insurance commissioner Jim Donelon reminds property insurance policy-holders that time is running out to get a rebate on money paid to help support Louisiana's insurer of last resort.
- Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving Updated: Nov-27-15 12:21 am
NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now Thanksgiving Day is the new tradition for some shoppers.
- Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups Updated: Nov-26-15 12:11 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her seventh grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.
- Study: Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009 Updated: Nov-26-15 10:56 am
WASHINGTON - The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets.
- NY Gov. Cuomo warns holiday shoppers about identity theft Updated: Nov-26-15 9:08 am
ALBANY, New York - With the return of the holiday shopping season New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning consumers to be on the look-out for charity scams, identity theft and offers that are just too good to be true.
- How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price.
- Streaming channels, the gifts that keeps on giving Updated: Nov-25-15 3:29 pm
LOS ANGELES - Looking for a holiday present that's a perfect fit, procrastinator-friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift subscription to one of the abundance of streaming choices that range from mainstream to niche.
- 3 Trends for the holidays Updated: Nov-25-15 2:20 pm
NEW YORK - The holiday season is upon us. Here's what shoppers can expect if they're heading out to stores at any point during the holiday shopping season:
- Fund manager Q&A: USAA's Matt Freund defends holding cash Updated: Nov-25-15 11:05 am
NEW YORK - Sometimes the best choice is to make none at all, particularly when all the options look risky.
- Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping Updated: Nov-25-15 9:49 am
NEW YORK - If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.
- Church helps pay groceries for several shoppers Updated: Nov-25-15 7:10 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Several shoppers in Lexington walked away with some free groceries, thanks to the generosity of some church members.
- Federal contractor pleads guilty to faking tax returns Updated: Nov-25-15 6:17 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A federal contractor has pleaded guilty to faking his corporate and personal income tax returns for three years.
- Black Friday madness missing in rural Alaska communities Updated: Nov-25-15 1:37 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Forget about long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet Black Friday deals. In rural Alaska, residents are far removed from all the frenzy that goes with the nation's most intense shopping day of the year.
- Budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing Updated: Nov-24-15 7:29 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill yielded no firm assurances Tuesday night that Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate would end soon.