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Flirting with gifts

Flirting with gifts

There is no shortage of holiday shoppers in U.S. stores but retailers say many consumers are just flirting with the merchandise under the glow of the holiday lights with no intention of taking it home.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Green Christmas

Green Christmas

U.S. retailers are raking in the cash this holiday season with the help of the collective shopping fervor stimulated by the marketing behind "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" deals.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Jolly holiday for retail

Jolly holiday for retail

Retailers are anticipating a jolly holiday as shoppers get off to a fast and early start to the holiday season.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International
Consumers say 'Show me the bargains'

Consumers say 'Show me the bargains'

U.S. consumers say the deals had better be good if retailers want them to spend their money this weekend.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Thanksgiving is coming and Butterball is ready to help

Thanksgiving is coming and Butterball is ready to help

It's 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving and the turkey still is in the freezer. Is the holiday ruined? Will this mean pizza for dinner? What's a novice cook to do?
MARCELLA S. KREITER
Fear of reality drives Halloween spending

Fear of reality drives Halloween spending

Grim economic figures and the fear of unemployment are doing little to put a damper on Halloween celebrations this year, with a record 170 million people planning to spend as much as $8 billion to celebrate the ghoulish holiday, retailers say.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Oil prices, global demand push food higher

Oil prices, global demand push food higher

Food prices are up, but the global economy -- rather than a lack of rain in the U.S. Corn Belt -- are likely to blame, a U.S. food marketing expert says.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Reframing what it means have balance

Reframing what it means have balance

Job satisfaction ranks higher than benefits and pay as the reason U.S. workers stay with their current employers, a survey by the American Psychological Association suggests.
MICHELLE GROENKE
School lunches getting a colorful makeover

School lunches getting a colorful makeover

School cafeterias are taking on a colorful new look this fall as students across the country sit down to lunches that feature red sweet peppers, yellow squash and purple cabbage.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Despite economy, Americans still optimistic

Despite economy, Americans still optimistic

In 1992, Bill Clinton made "It's the economy, stupid" his successful presidential campaign's mantra. Twenty years later, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney would do well to take a page from Clinton's playbook.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

Time running out for states to control their insurance exchanges

No matter how loudly Republicans maintain they're going to repeal healthcare reform, with the U.S. Supreme Court decision on its constitutionality behind us, it's time for states to begin implementing one of the law's signature provisions: setting up insurance exchanges for those who have to buy health insurance on their own.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Dog days of summer becoming back-to-school shopping daze instead

Dog days of summer becoming back-to-school shopping daze instead

The dog days of summer used to be for lazing about at the beach or swimming hole.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Organics gain clout in export markets

Organics gain clout in export markets

Organics have moved well beyond the niche of farmers markets and health food stores to become an important sector in the U.S. economy and the next big commodity class to watch, the Organic Trade Association said.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Preserving the perfect summer tomato

Preserving the perfect summer tomato

Juicy, red tomatoes right off the vine and sweet strawberries that melt on the tongue -- fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden or a nearby farm are one of the joys of summer that disappear all too quickly.
MICHELLE GROENKE
U.S. consumers say 'No' to antibiotics

U.S. consumers say 'No' to antibiotics

A U.S. consumer group is campaigning to get local supermarkets to sell only meat that has been raised without antibiotics.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International
Healthcare reform rhetoric heating up as SCOTUS decision, election near

Healthcare reform rhetoric heating up as SCOTUS decision, election near

As the U.S. presidential campaign heats up, so is the rhetoric surrounding healthcare and President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Boomerang kids not being tossed back

Boomerang kids not being tossed back

U.S. Census figures suggest 3.4 million newly minted college graduates are heading out into the world this month, although more than half won't be venturing far from home.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International
Travelers looking for value, good food

Travelers looking for value, good food

Gas prices aren't expected to keep U.S. travelers home this summer but families are keeping an eye on their budgets and placing a value on amenities, travel experts say.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Turning good food into good business

Turning good food into good business

A U.S. group is working with restaurants to help consumers wade through the trans fats and giant portion sizes in search of healthy alternatives.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International

Green ideas served up for restaurants

Green initiatives are putting greenbacks in the hands of restaurants who take the time to weigh the benefits.
MICHELLE GROENKE
Job prospects looking up for college grads

Job prospects looking up for college grads

Job prospects are looking up for this year's college graduates, but competition will still be fierce as companies rebuild from recession lows, outplacement company Challenger, Gray & Christmas reports.
MARCELLA S. KREITER
Does the ACA really contain healthcare costs?

Does the ACA really contain healthcare costs?

Healthcare reform either will ease the budget deficit or add to it; Medicare reform will either save the program for future generations or gut it -- what's a U.S. taxpayer to believe?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Job hunting? Dos and don'ts to snag a job

Job hunting? Dos and don'ts to snag a job

It's that time of the year when a student's fancy turns to summer -- as in, "What am I going to do to earn a few bucks?"
MARCELLA S. KREITER
A prince's call for 'good food'

A prince's call for 'good food'

Britain's Prince Charles says the future of food is among the world's most pressing challenges and a U.S. publisher wants to make sure America gets the message.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International
Turning the corner on retail means marrying tech, store

Turning the corner on retail means marrying tech, store

Surviving the retail industry has always been a harrowing experience, what with changing economic conditions and evolving consumer tastes.
MARCELLA S. KREITER
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