April 15 is not tax day this year

Apr 12, 2016
Local holidays in Washington, D.C., Maine and Massachusetts are giving Americans a three- or four-day grace period for filing their taxes this year.
You're getting a few extra days to file your taxes this year.
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Presidents Day sales may struggle

Feb 15, 2016
The sales on furniture and appliances are still important to the bottom line for brick-and-mortar retailers.
Presidents Day may be "the un-sexiest of all the shopping holidays." 
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Actuality’s Holiday Extravaganza!

Dec 18, 2015
Quartz and Marketplace get into the holidays and looks back at 2015.
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Rudolph still has a nose for business

Dec 11, 2015
The story of Rudolph and how the reindeer continues to shine bright in ratings.

Retailers are competing — for holiday workers

Nov 5, 2015
More of them work in shipping rather than in the store.

The science and art of stocking holiday shelves

Dec 26, 2014
Retailers make educated guesses when ordering inventory. Their misfires make great after-Christmas deals.

Modern gift-wrap tradition has ties to Hallmark

Dec 24, 2014
Wrapping paper as we know it took off about 100 years ago. Now it's a $3 billion industry.

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Google knows what's under the Christmas tree

Dec 24, 2014
New York Times mines search-engine data to see what gifts people are searching for, city by city.

Odds 'high' that Sony will air 'The Interview' in some form

Dec 22, 2014
Grantland's Wesley Morris thinks so.

Pope Francis is not feeling the holiday cheer

Dec 22, 2014
Pope scolds those who run Catholic Church. His complaints include office gossip and jealousy.