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A new budget item: Taking care of grown kids

Nov 19, 2013
A new report: Parents still supporting their adult children -- but not budgeting for it.
Posted In: family finances, holidays, retirement planning

Walmart and other retailers will do anything to get shoppers in the door this holiday

Nov 14, 2013
Walmart and other retail chains are rolling out plans for making the most from a short shopping season.
Posted In: Walmart, Black Friday, holidays

Fake boyfriends to rent for Chinese New Year

Feb 7, 2013
Chinese women turn to hiring 'fake boyfriends' to make the holidays more bearable.
Posted In: China, holidays

In Baltimore, a symbol of the holidays goes dim

Dec 27, 2012
In Baltimore, a five-pointed star lit by dozens of light bulbs shines over a mill once operated by Bethlehem Steel. The star has been a holiday fixture for decades, but it will likely be extinguished for good once the holidays are over.
Posted In: Baltimore, holidays

A merry Oyler Christmas

Dec 24, 2012
Poverty is the rule the rest of the year, but donations help make the holidays special.
Posted In: Oyler School, holidays, Education, cincinnati

McDonald's plans to stay open on Christmas Day

Dec 18, 2012
McDonald's is telling franchisees to open this year on Christmas Day. Staying open on Thanksgiving this year gave a nice boost to McDonald's sales, and they'd love a repeat performance.
Posted In: Retail, McDonald's, holidays

Why you shouldn't volunteer for the holidays

Dec 14, 2012
This time of year, the spirit of volunteerism begins to creep out of the deepest reaches of the cerebral cortex and sends well-meaning people in search of a deserving outlet for a helping hand. Commentator Zachary Slobig says for the greater good, please resist that impulse.
Posted In: volunteering, holidays

Scrooge visits Congress: Looking at the gift rule

Dec 4, 2012
Ethics rules lay out how much holiday cheer members and staff can have on lobbyists' dime.
Posted In: Congress, ethics, holidays, Washington D.C.

How the drought may dampen holiday dinner

Nov 23, 2012
The drought has already affected livestock feed prices. Holiday dinner shopping list prices may be next.
Posted In: food prices, holidays, turkey

Businesses ready for Ramadan rush

Jul 20, 2012
For some companies, 30 days of fasting and reflection return profits.
Posted In: ramadan, holidays, holiday shopping

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