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Retailers report September boost

NEW YORK — Retailers are reporting surprisingly solid sales gains for September, boosted by back-to-school shopping, much of it pushed into September by parents who had put off trips to the mall. The results Thursday give hope for a positive ...

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High-tech, low-price toys top toy list

NEW YORK — This year’s hot holiday toys are high-tech — and low-price. From tiny remote-control cars from Mattel to nearly paper-thin electronic guitars and drums from WowWee Toys called Paper Jamz, technology is infused in many of this year’s ...

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Target to start carrying iPad in October

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. says it will begin carrying four models of Apple Inc.’s iPad, starting at $499. The nation’s second-largest discount chain says it will start selling touchscreen tablet computer Oct. 3. The iPad will be covered under the ...

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Cuteness likely to rule the holiday toy roost

NEW YORK — It’s getting crowded in the race to succeed Zhu Zhu Pets as the next hot holiday toy. From plush dolls that harmonize to tiny people and animals stored in bubbles in toy vending machines, collectibility and cuteness ...

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Big box retail downsizes to meet market demand

The larger the retail space, commercial real estate brokers say, the harder to sell. Which is why the three former Boscov’s spaces in Greater Baltimore that went up for auction this week didn’t move. While former Circuit City stores and ...

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Water main break affects Md. shopping centers

FREDERICK — Authorities say two Frederick shopping centers are without water following a water main break. Officials say the break Tuesday occurred on Willowdale Drive and is affecting the area between West Patrick Street and Key Parkway. The roadway is ...

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Retail sales tick up in August, best in 5 months

WASHINGTON — Retail sales rose in August by the largest amount in five months, adding to evidence that a late spring economic swoon was temporary and not the start of another recession. Retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, the ...

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