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A year-and-a-half late and $1 million short

Aug 23, 2019

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Ahead of July 4, average gas prices jump about a nickel

by Erika Beras Jul 3, 2019
In some parts of the country, the issue is supply, while other states see new gas taxes.
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Book printers are reporting a surprising end-of-year crunch

by Leila Goldstein Jan 1, 2019
For the first time in a decade the industry is seeing more demand than it can supply.
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Why consumers and retailers alike love gift cards

by Leila Goldstein Dec 24, 2018
There’s even something in there for the government.
 That wall of different gift cards hanging on hooks at the end of a drugstore or grocery story aisle actually has a name: the gift card mall.
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We're still not sick of Christmas music, believe it or not

by Tony Wagner Dec 24, 2018
Holiday music is more popular than ever, but that doesn't mean it's easy to make jingle bells rock.
The brothers in Hanson — Zac, Taylor and Isaac — are reissuing their 1997 holiday album "Snowed In" this year. Their second holiday album, "Finally it's Christmas," came out in 2017.
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Can there be TOO many Hallmark Christmas movies?

by Jana Kasperkevic Dec 21, 2018
We do the numbers.
Danielle Panabaker plays Joy Holbrook in "Christmas Joy," a 2018 original Hallmark movie.
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The retail industry got a gift this holiday season

by Shaheen Ainpour Jan 2, 2018
Retailers posted strong sales in late 2017, despite the growth of online shopping.
 “2017 was a real rocky road for a lot of retailers, especially in the apparel sector,” says Elizabeth Holmes, who covers retail. Above, Christmas Eve shoppers in New York City in 2015.
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Ask a Manager: Should you let loose at the office holiday party?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Dec 15, 2017
Is it ever appropriate to give your boss a gift? We take your biggest holiday questions and ask a manager.
Should you let loose at the office holiday party?
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These days, the holiday magic happens in warehouses

by Reema Khrais Dec 14, 2017
With online shopping now a $400 billion industry, fulfillment centers and warehouses are central to the season.
During the holiday season, orders to consumers nearly double at AMS Fulfillment Services, a company located outside of Los Angeles.
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Should you celebrate the holidays in your office?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Dec 11, 2017
We put your burning holiday questions to Ask a Manager's Alison Green.
Should you let loose at the office holiday party?
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Despite high interest rates, people still sign up for department credit cards

by Erika Beras Dec 11, 2017
Department store credit cards, which tend to have high interest rates, have fallen out of fashion. But for some with bad credit, they are the only option.
Credit cards are pictured, on February 5, 2013 in Rennes, western France.
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