seasonal retail

Alabama officer won't be charged in mall shooting

The police officer who killed Emantic Bradford Jr. at a Birmingham-area mall on Thanksgiving night "did not commit a crime ... and thus will not be criminally charged for his actions," Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Tuesday.

Why animals are not the perfect holiday gift

With the festive season upon us, people are brainstorming for the perfect gift. The comfort and joy of a pet may seem like a great option, but global animal shelters and animal welfare organizations discourage giving animals.

Giving Tuesday is trying to go global

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any festival which celebrates feelings of goodwill and altruism must be accompanied by a shopping frenzy. Thus, it was decreed that Thanksgiving should be followed by Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

What to expect from Black Friday

America's top retailers reported strong sales last quarter, and retail analysts believe the trend will continue on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season.