In this April 10, 2014 photo, people ride the nearly empty escalators inside Sambil mall in the city in Caracas, Venezuela. Fifteen years of socialist rule and an acute economic crisis is catching up with Venezuela’s shopping malls, once impenetrable oases of consumerism where rich and poor …
CARACAS, Venezuela — Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She sees a country in sad decline.
I was curious as to whether different pawnshops pay the same for items, or if their offers vary greatly. I visited six in Tucson to check that out, twice each, with a different piece of jewelry each time to see which stores consistently offered more money for my goods.
We all know that yard sales and thrift shops are great places to save money when you need to refresh your wardrobe or get end tables to refinish.
DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know…
DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Er…
Black Friday brought Tucson shoppers out in the wee hours, but the big rush for many big retailers was Thanksgiving night.
Some people stayed home for Thanksgiving, but others went out and shopped. This is what you may have missed by staying home to enjoy Thanksgiving rather than trying to beat Black Friday.
Tri-Tronics Inc., a subsidiary of GPS-device maker Garmin Ltd., has closed its local electronic dog-collar manufacturing operation, laying off about 60 production workers as production is moved to Taiwan.
Copper Country Antiques, known for “Fred the Buffalo” that sits atop its roof in a boat, has opened a Christmas shop in the middle of its store on Speedway at Rosemont Boulevard.
Persnickety’s Boutique, a high-end resale shop whose offerings range from cowgirl boots to evening gowns, has opened in a new location after being closed for three months.
Bicycle Ranch, a Scottsdale bike shop, has expanded into the Tucson market.
A second Plato’s Closet franchise has opened in Tucson to sell gently used, freshly laundered brand-name clothing.
Construction should finish by mid-October.
Laura’s Bridal Boutique has moved to a new location, 4361 E. Broadway, after 18 years at its former spot near Broadway and Tucson Boulevard.
Get Air Tucson, a trampoline park with 11,500 square feet of indoor trampolines, has opened its doors at 330 S. Toole Ave.
It's not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too - or at least your merchandise returns.
Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving - is the biggest shopping day of the year, as demonstrated by these shoppers at Macy's in the Tucson Mall.
Columbus will still have a place in the history books, but not on the list of paid county holidays if County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has his way.