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  • xmasgames2.jpg The Ultimate Holiday Video Game Gift Guide | Part 2

    When it comes to gift shopping, the wide world of electronic entertainment can be daunting at best, paralyzingly indecipherable at worst. This guide is a comprehensive list of can’t-miss gifts for the gamers on your holiday shopping list along with online-only deals that will save you some scratch.

    November 30, 2012 1 Photo

  • xmasgames3.jpg The Ultimate Holiday Video Game Gift Guide | Part 3

    When it comes to gift shopping, the wide world of electronic entertainment can be daunting at best, paralyzingly indecipherable at worst. This guide is a comprehensive list of can’t-miss gifts for the gamers on your holiday shopping list along with online-only deals that will save you some scratch.

    November 30, 2012 1 Photo

  • giant_eagle_new.jpg Richland, West End Giant Eagle supermarkets sold

    Two local Giant Eagle supermarkets soon will be sold.

    November 29, 2012 1 Photo

  • CORRECTION Virginia L_Denn.jpg Historic jackpot: Tickets with winning Powerball numbers sold in Mo., Ariz.

    The search is on for the country’s newest multimillionaires, the holders of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot.

    November 29, 2012 1 Photo

  • Powerball_Roan.jpg Powerball players dream of jackpot

    As Americans went on a ticket-buying spree, the Powerball jackpot rose to $550 million Wednesday, enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to purchase a shot at the second-largest payout in U.S. history.

    November 28, 2012 1 Photo

  • On The Money-Price Ma_Denn.jpg 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.

    November 28, 2012 1 Photo

  • Online Retailers_Denn.jpg 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.

    November 27, 2012 1 Photo

  • pumpkins.JPG 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.

    October 14, 2012 1 Photo

  • Wal-Mart-American Exp_Denn.jpg 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.

    October 9, 2012 1 Photo

  • 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.

    October 2, 2012

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