CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- 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.
CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- 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.
CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Retailers are anticipating a jolly holiday as shoppers get off to a fast and early start to the holiday season.
CHICAGO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers say the deals had better be good if retailers want them to spend their money this weekend.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- 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?
CHICAGO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- 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.
CHICAGO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- 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.
CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- 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.
CHICAGO, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- 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.
CHICAGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- 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.
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.
The dog days of summer used to be for lazing about at the beach or swimming hole.
CHICAGO, July 15 (UPI) -- 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.
CHICAGO, July 1 (UPI) -- 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.
A U.S. consumer group is campaigning to get local supermarkets to sell only meat that has been raised without antibiotics.