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'Smart Stores' Arrive with Interactive Shelves and Robots

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jan 3
Tomorrow's retail stores want to take a page from their online rivals by embracing advanced technology - everything from helpful robots to interactive mirrors to shelves embedded with sensors.

Dog Attacks Family As They Try To Dress It

Jan 2
Police in Florida say an angry dog sent three people to the hospital after one tried to put a sweater on it.

Woodstock, VT, Fights to Save Its Charm, One Shutter At a Time

By Wilson Ring | Dec 31
Some property owners are questioning the community's requirement, arguing that the regulations are enforced irregularly, and that some buildings look better without shutters.

Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff Online and Earn Extra Cash

By Joseph Pisani | Dec 30
If you're cleaning out your closets for the new year, or need some spare cash after the holidays, your old stuff can help fill up your wallet.

A Guide to Making Holiday Returns

By Courtney Jesperson | Dec 25
The holidays are a time for celebration and gifts, but not all presents hit the mark and returning them doesn't feel very festive. If you find yourself unhappy with a gift, you wouldn't be the only one.

Ikea OKs 'Tentative Settlement' in Fatal Dresser Tipover

Dec 22
Ikea, the leading Swedish home furnishings retailer, says "a tentative settlement" has been reached in the case involving three families in the United States whose children died after Ikea chests and dressers tipped over.

Don't Get Cyber-Scrooged! 6 Tips for Online Shopping

By Bree Fowler | Dec 22
'Tis the season to be jolly - but it's also the season for identity theft, phishing and credit card fraud.

Online Sites Court Procrastinators with Speedy Shipping

By Mae Anderson | Dec 21
Procrastinating holiday shoppers are finding a haven online as retailers ramp up expedited shipping and same-day delivery services.

Final Holiday Stretch: Store Push Deals to Lure Shoppers

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 19
Stores are pushing deals and incentives like free shipping for the final week of the holiday shopping season, as new numbers show people are so far spending at a bit of a slower pace than last year.

Over-the-Top Christmas Displays Draw Some Bah-Humbugs

By William Mathis | Dec 19
It's a neighborhood Christmas display with New York City attitude: big, brash, loud and over-the-top. But all of it has some residents just wishing for a silent night.

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