Holiday shopping forecast: Consumers fight for deals

U.S. retailers enter the holiday season vowing to control discounting that has wreaked havoc on their results in the past, but competition between stores, consumers trained to expect discounts and a still-recovering economy point to a difficult year.


35 years, 0 sick days

An Alabama police officer is retiring with an astounding work record: He's never taken a sick day in 35 years.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this October

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!


Watch these girls take cancer wigs to a new, awesome level

Kids dealing with the consequences of cancer are benefiting from Happy Hair Bands.


Target to match online retailers in latest price war

Target will match its online prices with more than two dozen online competitors including Amazon and Walmart.


Volkswagen to refit cars affected by emissions scandal

Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to refit up to 11 million vehicles and overhaul its namesake brand to try to move on from the scandal over its cheating on diesel emissions tests.


Apple sells 13 million new iPhones in 3 days

The new models have more memory and faster processors, along with a new 12 mega-pixel camera and starts at $649.


Modern etiquette: Caution required when dealing with email

Like it or not, we all are responsible for our own communication and email evokes almost unprecedented cultural and generational challenges.


Amazon celebrates Emmy win with Prime price cut

Amazon is cutting the price of its $99 annual Prime membership program to $67 today only!


This Halloween, carve up a Donald ‘Trumpkin’

Pumpkins are becoming political.


Shuttered stores come back to life for Halloween

They're ba-aack! Thousands of vacant spaces that are ghost towns for much of the year come to life as Halloween retailers.


An apple a day…

Kids’ fruit consumption has increased but the CDC says most still don’t get the daily recommended amount of fruit or vegetables.


Jury still out on whether e-cigarettes will help you quit

here isn’t enough evidence yet to say whether e-cigarettes are safe or effective for helping people quit smoking, new U.S. guidelines on tobacco cessation conclude.


Why you should never pay for a large iced drink at Starbucks

Are you a Starbucks junkie? Here are 8 tips to help save you cash while getting your caffeine fix.


Do you ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ this new Facebook option?

Facebook users took to the social media site on Wednesday to react to the company's decision to test what Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called a "dislike button" - and not everyone liked the idea.


Recaro recalls child car seats

Recaro Child Safety is recalling more than 173,000 car seats in the U.S. because the top tether can detach from the seat in a crash.


Finding a Disney cruise for less

Disney cruises can be expensive, but you do not have to choose between sailing with Mickey and sending your children to college someday. Necessarily.


Taco Bell joins fast-food booze bandwagon

The chain will debut a new restaurant concept next week that dumps the drive-thru and brings on the booze.


Order some groceries from Target

The Minneapolis-based discounter is testing the online grocery delivery waters.


Parents beware: Tricycles injure thousands each year

A new study cautions parents about the dangers of tricycles for kids.

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