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Deep Freeze Hurt McDonald’s Sales Last Month

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Monday that sales fell 1.4 percent in February at established U.S. locations. It blamed the harsh winter weather, but conceded that “challenging industry dynamics” also played a role.

03/10/2014

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CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products By October

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

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Stores Prepare For Christmas Returns, Post-Holiday Sales

For many people, the day after Christmas is a day to go back to the stores. It’s not just about exchanging what you got for what you really want, stores also are offering new sales to make up for a slow holiday shopping season.

12/26/2013

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Trump Testifies In Dispute Over Condo Sales At Namesake Skyscraper

The real estate magnate — who gained famed for scrutinizing contestants and firing ones he deemed incompetent on his “Apprentice” TV show — was the one on the hot seat as a plaintiff’s attorney grilled him over allegations he had engaged in a bait-and-switch.

05/14/2013

Guns are selling briskly at a Chicago-area gun store. (CBS)

Guns Flying Off The Shelves Amid Debate On Restrictions, Sellers Say

Sellers say customers really began buying guns and ammunition when politicians started talking about making changes to firearm laws, CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.

01/04/2013

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

Sale prices on toys at a Chicago area Target store. (Credit: CBS)

Study: Black Friday Not The Best Time To Shop For Toys

Parents looking for the best deals on toys for their kids’ Christmas gifts can sleep in the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday.

CBS 2–11/09/2012

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Benefits Of Back-To-School Sales

How can back-to-school sales benefit you? Let me count the ways! Just because you might not have a child or a kid heading off to college doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of all the great deals that are out there.

08/20/2012

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Deadline Comes Monday For Reserved Seats At Taste Of Chicago Concerts

The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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Vintage Garage: Not Your Average Garage Sale

Rain or shine can’t stop the newest addition to the vintage scene in Chicago. This covered show is conveniently protected from the elements in a parking garage in Uptown. Genius! Here’s my scoop from the season opener this past June.

06/25/2012

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Juror To Be Sentenced For Skipping Out For Business Trip During Trial

A former federal court juror now has his own legal troubles for skipping out on jury duty in the middle of a trial.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

Sale signs like this are a common sight for shoppers, but they don't always save you money, if you end up buying a lot of things you don't need. (Credit: CBS)

False Frugality: When Buying Stuff On Sale Doesn’t Save You Money

Since the start of the recession, many of us have become avid sale shoppers and coupon clippers, but is all this bargain hunting really saving us money? Or is it just giving us a false sense of frugality?

CBS 2–03/26/2012

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Stevenson Students Arranged Drug Deals Via Text Messages, Police Say

Police say two students at Stevenson High School are now facing charges after an investigation into alleged drug sales.

02/08/2012

Shoppers were out early on the day after Christmas, which is not only the busiest day of the year for returns, but the third busiest shopping day of the year. (Credit: CBS)

Local Retail Sales In Major Post-Holiday Slump

You may not see a lot of shopping activity on the Magnificent Mile these days.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

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Best After Christmas Sales For Kids

If gift cards are burning a whole in your kid’s pockets, there’s no shortage of after Christmas sales to choose from. Spend that hard earned Christmas cash, gift cards or store credit wisely. Stores are boasting big savings for the new year. According to Google, ecommerce sales from December 26-January 15th in 2011 were higher than they were on Black Friday.

01/06/2012

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Tips On Best After Christmas Sale Shopping

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… after holiday sales have begun! Starting the day after Christmas, you can find that most stores holiday merchandise has marked down to nearly 50% off the original pricing…

01/03/2012

Shoppers were out early on the day after Christmas, which is not only the busiest day of the year for returns, but the third busiest shopping day of the year. (Credit: CBS)

Busy Day For Stores, With Post-Christmas Sales, Gift Returns On Tap

Many retailers are offering even deeper discounts on this day after Christmas and shoppers were already out early Monday morning, taking advantage of post-Christmas sales.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

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Big Savings In Store For Online Holiday Shoppers This Weekend

Are your fingers and keyboards ready? This coming weekend may be a time to stay home to shop online. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains why deals will be better than they were on Black Friday.

CBS 2–12/15/2011

Televisions are one of the hottest gifts for the 2011 holiday season and doorbuster sales on TVs are expected to last through Christmas. (Credit: CBS)

Doorbuster Sales For TVs To Last Until Christmas

In a surprise twist, despite the poor economy, one of the hottest gifts this holiday season is televisions. Sales are up because prices keep dropping. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains that the best news is doorbuster deals featuring TV’s are expected to continue until Christmas.

CBS 2–12/13/2011

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Guide To Black Friday Deals

It’s that time of the year again, early birds! Grab a cup of coffee, set the alarm and make a list. This year, you might not even need to go to bed at all. With many retailers staying open on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday is starting earlier than ever. Some retailers are offering deals starting Thursday evening or even earlier online.

11/24/2011

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