Small And Local Businesses Hoping Cyber Monday Will Help Sustain Them Through 2020After Black Friday, holiday shopping is expected to kick into high gear on November 30 -- Cyber Monday. In addition to major retailers, small and local businesses are hoping online sales will gives them a boost after a challenging 2020.
Despite Budget Hit Hard By Coronavirus, Comptroller Says Texas Will Fulfill School Funding CommitmentsTexas will go from having a nearly $3 billion surplus to a nearly $4.6 billion shortfall by the end of the two-year budget cycle in August 2021.
Good Signs For Retailers On Cyber MondayCyber Monday is expected to deliver a $7 billion pay day for online retailers.
Telltale Signs You're Reading Fake Amazon ReviewsMany of the purported authentic online reviews from ordinary, everyday shoppers are works of fiction, paid for by merchants to bolster sales.
Walmart Sees Sales Rise At Stores And Online, Raises OutlookWalmart raised its financial outlook for the year after beating Wall Street's expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade.
Brookstone Files For Ch.11 Bankruptcy Protection -- AgainBrookstone, the ubiquitous seller of cool but largely unneeded things, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection again and closing the 100 stores that remain in shopping malls.
U.S. Retail Sales Leapt 1.6 Pct. Last Month, Most In 2 ½ YearsAmericans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars.
35-Second Returns? Walmart Speeds Up Online ReturnsWalmart is making new moves to speed up the return process for online purchases.
After Mom Killed, Police Again Warn Online Buyers & SellersAfter an Arlington mother is targeted, followed and killed while trying to raise money for Christmas, police are again urging people who buy and sell items online to protect themselves.
Ready, Set, Log On! Texans Booting Up Computers For Cyber MondayIt's Cyber Monday and holiday shopping sales are expected to be bigger than ever this year. Many retailers started their online sales last week and on Friday alone consumers spent a record $3.34 billion!
Fans Frustrated After Selena Makeup Line Sells OutSome fans of slain Tejano star Selena have flooded social media with complaints after her new makeup products sold out on the first day of online sales.
Arlington PD Creates Safe Zone For Online Shopping ExchangesPolice in Arlington have joined the growing list of police departments to offer a safe area where online buyers and sellers can meet to exchange merchandise.
Some Shoppers Unimpressed By “Prime Day" SalesTouting their Amazon 'Prime Day' sale, officials with Amazon.com say order rates Wednesday surpassed that of 2014 Black Friday sales. But some shoppers aren't impressed with them or other retailers.
Authorities Say Teens Getting Dangerous Hallucinogens In The MailImagine a fate worse than death delivered to your door. Authorities say it can happen to those who overdose on a drug that's creeping into Collin County schools.
Texas Lawmaker Leads Call For Rx Abuse CrackdownSome lawmakers want to know why the federal government hasn't done more to prosecute clinics illegally dispensing prescriptions for pain medication. Leading the charge is North Texas Congressman Michael Burgess, a licensed physician.