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Holiday spending nears a record in overtime

NEW YORK — Forget the returns line. People hit the stores after Christmas to buy, indulging the rediscovered retail appetite that may have made 2010's holiday shopping season the biggest ever. Revenue ... read more

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend ... because of reduced government spending during the shutdown. America's air-travel system ... read more

Buy The Post-Holiday Sales Dip In Target Stock, Retail’s Hottest Story

Then, retailing peers Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) and Macy’s (NYSE:M) reported much-softer holiday numbers, implying that not all was well this holiday season. Recession and consumer spending fears were ... read more

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Shutdown Straining Border Patrol Agents Working Overtime Without Pay

“These guys are still working overtime … and they’re not getting paychecks ... According to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, or TRAC, at Syracuse University, more than 42,700 immigratio... read more


Holiday shopping season sales the highest in six years: report

“From shopping aisles to online carts, consumer confidence translated into holiday cheer for retail,” said Steve Sadove, senior adviser for Mastercard. Near full employment and rising wages have boost... read more

After early success, Chicago Police overtime expenses are rising again

That was followed by $19.7 million in overtime spending in June, $12.9 million in July and $11 million in August, records show. July overtime was a problem because the July 4 holiday fell mid-week, fo... read more

Truck driver in Humboldt hockey bus crash pleads guilty

I-15 southbound near ... from his spending of county funds, sources said. Mitchell was indicted earlier this month on five felony theft and fraud charges ... after a Las Vegas Review-Journal story que... read more

Retailers ring up highest holiday sales in six years

Buoyed by a robust economy and pent-up demand, holiday shoppers rang up the highest retail sales in six years, according to a report out Wednesday by Mastercard. The data — which include spending by . ... read more

Tiffany Stock Pivots Higher Despite Weak Holiday Sales

This morning, Tiffany & Co reported a 2% drop in same-store sales for the holiday ... fell to a record low of $10.50. Triggering this collapse was a lower-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue forecast ... read more

Mall REITs: Strong Start To Holiday Season

The combination of robust job growth this year, near-record levels of consumer confidence ... market has not translated into significant headwinds to consumer's spending appetite this holiday season. ... read more

Shutdown over wall straining Border Patrol agents working overtime without pay

“These guys are still working overtime … and they’re not getting paychecks. They’re working 16-hour shifts, then they go home and have to stress about the bills.” According to the Transactional Record... read more



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