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Jun 29, 2012

AAA projects increased travel in Md. for July 4th

AAA says more Marylanders are expected to travel away from home next week for the July 4th holiday. The projection for a 5.3 percent increase in travel over last year would be the highest volume of travel by Maryland residents in more than a decade. AAA says declining gas prices and a mid-week holiday seems […]

May 30, 2012

Memorial Day crowds raise hopes for O.C. businesses

An estimated 400,000 people went “downy ocean” Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest in Ocean City’s recent history. Employees at several small businesses off Coastal Highway talked about their holiday weekends and the overall business climate this year. (Hint: They are expecting a good summer.)        

Jan 12, 2012

Holiday sales rise 4.1 percent

NEW YORK — A major retail trade organization is announcing that holiday sales rose 4.1 percent, better than its forecast for a 3.8 percent gain. But the season was clouded by heavy discounting needed to get shoppers to spend, particularly in the final weeks before Christmas. The National Retail Federation said Thursday that retail sales […]

Dec 27, 2011

Holiday season marked by different shopper types

Four types of American shoppers have altered the shopping landscape this holiday season. There’s the bargain hunter who times deals. The midnight buyer who stays up late for discounts. The returner who gets buyer’s remorse. And the “me” shopper who self-gifts. It’s the latest shift by consumers in the fourth year of a weak U.S. […]

Dec 14, 2011

Research firm: Holiday buyers willing to spend

NEW YORK — A research firm ShopperTrak is reporting that shoppers are again doing some holiday spending after taking a break following their spree over the Thanksgiving weekend. ShopperTrak, based in Chicago, reported Wednesday that sales for the week ended Saturday rose 10.6 percent from the previous week, though business fell 1.9 percent compared with […]

Dec 13, 2011

Photo of the Day – Charles Street lights

Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a SmugMug page, where you can purchase photos taken by The Daily Record staff

Dec 9, 2011

Let the holiday parties begin

I lost count of the number of various holiday-related events that I have been invited to so far this month. You’ve got office holiday parties, holiday parties thrown by organizations that you are involved with, bar association holiday parties, local holiday events, community holiday parties, kids’ holiday parties and holiday parties thrown by friends, just […]

Dec 6, 2011

Santa finds kids giving shorter lists in recession

RALEIGH, N.C. — A job for their mom or dad. Money for the heating bill. Food or a place to live. Maybe gloves or boots. More and more, Santas say the children on their laps are asking for less for themselves — and Santa is promising less as well. With unemployment stubbornly high, more homes […]

Nov 29, 2011

Md. police: More than 100 DUI arrests over holiday

PIKESVILLE — Maryland State Police say they arrested more than 100 people for drunken driving around the Thanksgiving holiday. Police say troopers arrested 113 suspected drunk drivers from Wednesday through Sunday. Most of the arrests were in Baltimore County. Authorities say troopers also responded to 284 traffic crashes, and investigated five fatal crashes in which […]

Nov 28, 2011

Retailers have a robust start to holiday season

More Americans hunted for bargains over the weekend than ever before as retailers lured them online and into stores with big discounts and an earlier-than-usual start to the holiday shopping season. A record 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites during the four-day holiday weekend starting on Thanksgiving Day, up from 212 million last year, […]

Nov 23, 2011

Occupy Baltimore protestors hope for Thanksgiving feast

Now occupying McKeldin Square for 50 days, members of the Occupy Baltimore protest are anticipating a plentiful feast for the Thanksgiving holiday. They said that they are accepting all donations, and hope to feed everybody in the camp.

Nov 22, 2011

Bad economy means another scaled-back Thanksgiving

Some are holding potluck dinners instead of springing for the entire feast. Others are staying home rather than flying. And a few are skipping the turkey altogether. On this the fourth Thanksgiving since the economy sank, prices for everything from airline flights to groceries are going up, and some Americans are scaling back. Yet in […]

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