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Online shopping popular, but won’t save season

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, photo, a sign for a shopping application is placed at the toys section in Kmart, in New York. Mobile shopping accounts for about 10 percent of online sales this season, but it made up half of all online traffic during Black Friday weekend, according to IBM Benchmark, which did [&hellip...

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Exhibit A: Reality TV footage becomes a legal tool

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this July 30, 2013 file photo, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse...

White House greeting card made in Michigan

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Dec. 18, 2013 photo, Chris Hankinson, of Grand Rapids, Mich., designer of this year’s official White House Christmas card, poses for a photo in Grand Rapids. The card took a total of three months to complete and was designed and produced in...

Obama stresses economic issues in China envoy pick

December 21, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., right, walks with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, left, to a Democratic Caucus lunch at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Baucus, who announced earlier this year that he would not seek...

Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel

December 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Passengers wait in the security line at Terminal 3 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. A local weather forecast predicts rain will continue Friday with some light freezing drizzle, with a chance of rain and sleet...

Stores open for 100 hours to attract shoppers

December 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2013 file photo, a shopper who declined to give his name waits outside a Kmart store for it to open in Anaheim, Calif. Some retailers, disappointed by sales so far during the holiday shopping season, are staying open for up to 81...

Neighbors say Nevada gunman had botched vasectomy

December 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This photo provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles via the Reno Gazette-Journal and KXTV News 10 shows Alan Frazier. Frazier, who complained he had a botched 2010 surgery, left a suicide note outlining plans for his attack before targeting...

Former exec charged with murder in NH crash

December 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

This booking photo provided by the Lebanon, N.H., Police Department Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, shows Robert Dellinger, 53, of Sunapee, N.H. charged with manslaughter in the deaths of a Vermont couple who were expecting their first child in January 2014....

Congress OKs new IRS chief, ends turbulent year

December 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

John Koskinen, President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination. Koskinen, 74, is a retired...

Fury and frustration over Target data breach

December 20, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Shoppers arrive at a Target store in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. (AP...