PRICE MATCHING GUIDE | 5 things to know before retailers go head-to-head
This holiday season, the hottest trend among retailers isn't found on a store shelf. It's taking place at the cash register.
Major retailers, from Best Buy to Toys R Us, are promising to match their competitors' prices. Generally customers just need to bring in an advertisement or printout to prove that the same item is available elsewhere at a lower price. In some cases, shoppers can come back with a receipt and get a refund for the difference if the price of an item they bought fell.
Pennsylvania hopes to cash in on ‘Cyber Monday’ by collecting sales tax
Pennsylvanians will now pay taxes for all online purchases.
Beginning this year, Pennsylvania toughened enforcement of a long-standing law requiring businesses with a physical presence in the state to collect sales taxes from online purchases.
Pricey pumpkins: Plenty on hand locally, but drought drives up cost
Despite the frustrating weather Mother Nature offered this year, there should be plenty of pumpkins to be found at the region’s farms and roadside stands. But customers should be prepared to dig a little deeper to cover the cost for a jack-o-lantern or a freshly made pie.
Wal-Mart offers bank account alternative with American Express
Wal-Mart Stores, the world's largest retailer, has been adding financial products for people who don't have bank accounts. Now it's targeting those who do.
A prepaid debit card called Bluebird, created through a partnership with American Express, will be available in more than 4,000 U.S. Wal-Mart stores and online next week, the Bentonville, Ark.-based company said Monday in a statement.
PLCB wants to pair stores, markets closer together
Soon enough, shoppers in central Pennsylvania might be able to purchase wine, beer and groceries under one roof. Or, at least check everything off their errand list in one car trip.
Martella’s Pharmacy moves into new location
You can’t get fries with your order, but you can get about anything your doctor prescribes, pick up a greeting card, print out photos and grab a cold soda at Martella Pharmacy’s new Parkhill location in the former Burger King.
Auto sales, home prices help buoy weak economy
The U.S. economy is looking more resilient, thanks in part to encouraging signs for the two most expensive purchases most Americans make: Cars and homes.
The top 15 Toys R Us "hot toys"
It's still technically summer, but for some it's not too soon to think about what the kiddies will want for the holidays.
Toys R Us has come out with its annual "hot toy" list that includes tablets for kids, fashion dolls in the likeness of boy-band sensation One Direction, and even retro hits like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Furby.
Encouraging reports on housing market lift stocks
U.S. stocks rose Wednesday morning after a pair of encouraging reports about the housing market.
Super-commuters: How far would you travel for a paycheck?
A growing number of workers are now traveling long distances every day to earn a dollar, and we're not talking about commuting just an hour or so. A report conducted by the NYU Wagner Rudin Center showed that Manhattan had the highest number of extreme commuters in the country.
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