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Give the Gift of No-Plastic Sipping Straws for the Holidays

Give the Gift of No-Plastic Sipping Straws for the Holidays

By Leanne Italie | Nov 17
Big problem or a fraction of the world's plastic consumption? You decide, but know that single-use plastic straws are a recent target of environmental activists.

FAO Schwarz Makes a Comeback

FAO Schwarz Makes a Comeback

By Verena Dobnik | Nov 17
Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York.

Macy's Charges Into Holiday Shopping Season

Macy's Charges Into Holiday Shopping Season

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 16
Macy's is heading into the crucial holiday season firing on all cylinders, logging its fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth at existing locations and getting strong reactions from customers both online and in its stores.

33% of Pet Owners Have Been Alerted to Danger by Their Furry Friend

33% of Pet Owners Have Been Alerted to Danger by Their Furry Friend

Nov 16
Researchers who polled 2,000 pet owners found their animals have warned them of hazards including fires and carbon monoxide leaks.

Don't Recycle? 62% of Americans Find That a Turn-Off

Don't Recycle? 62% of Americans Find That a Turn-Off

Nov 15
Is "green" the new sexy? According to new research, 62 percent of Americans consider it a turn-off if somebody doesn't recycle.

For Crafty Gifts, Pair How-To Books with Supplies

For Crafty Gifts, Pair How-To Books with Supplies

By Holly Ramer | Nov 14
Santa has his crew of crafty elves, but those of us living south of the North Pole could use a little help.

Black Friday: Shop It or Skip It?

Black Friday: Shop It or Skip It?

By Courtney Jespersen, NerdWallet | Nov 14
A solid 70 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday this year, according to a recent NerdWallet study conducted by The Harris Poll. But the nature of a day centered around shopping can almost inevitably lead to overspending.

Consumer Group Releases 'Worst Toys' List for the Holidays

Consumer Group Releases 'Worst Toys' List for the Holidays

Nov 13
A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

Smart Ways to Rein in Holiday Spending

Smart Ways to Rein in Holiday Spending

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Nov 13
Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on spending.

Average Black Friday Shopper Will Spend $520, Study Finds

Average Black Friday Shopper Will Spend $520, Study Finds

Nov 12
The average Black Friday shopper plans on spending over $500 this year, according to new research.

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