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Know before you go: Traffic around malls

Hate the traffic around the malls this time of year? WTOP has you covered.

Tags: WTOP Traffic Center , Tysons Corner , Montgomery Mall , Potomac Mills , Pentagon City Mall , Sprawl & Crawl , Adam Tuss , Christmas , retail

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 08:06pm EST

Police: Shoppers beware in mall parking lots

About 20 percent of all pedestrian collisions occur in shopping center parking lots, Montgomery County Police report -- a particularly dangerous statistic when combined with the tired, frazzled fit-seekers who descend upon local malls and stores during the biggest shopping day of the year.

Tags: Black Friday , Pedestrian , collision , pedestrian accident , Lucille Baur , Montgomery County Police , Tysons Corner

Friday - 11/26/2010, 04:45pm EST

St. Nick adds corporations to naughty, nice lists

Consumer reports has compiled a list of naughty and nice companies, based on customer service policies.

Tags: holiday shopping , Verizon , L.L. Bean , Black Friday ,

Friday - 11/26/2010, 02:26pm EST

Stay safe with these holiday shopping tips

As you gear up to grab those Christmas presents, area police departments are offering shopping tips to keep you and your gifts safe.

Tags: Montgomery County Police , Paul Starks , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 11/25/2010, 05:39pm EST

Cyber criminals target online shoppers

Reader's Digest warns of cybersecurity threats when online shopping.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Reader's Digest , Technology , Black Friday , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 03:30pm EST

Police to watch for shopper safety in parking lots

Montgomery County Police will spend the holiday season patrolling county shopping centers, along with passing out 5,000 reflective shopping bags to area shoppers.

Tags: Montgomery County Police , Black Friday , Paul Starks , pedestrian safety

Friday - 11/19/2010, 01:08am EST

Walmart plans 4 D.C. stores

The stores will open in the District by 2012. The additional retail is expected to generate $10 million in tax revenue a year. About 1,200 people will be hired.

Tags: Walmart , Wal-Mart , retail , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 09:51am EST

Grocery prices are going up

Demand for grain is higher. That means products you eat every day -- cereal, chicken, bread and pasta -- are rising in price.

Tags: food , groceries , safeway , Colleen Kelleher , Walmart , Weis , Kellogg's , Kraft , Sara Lee , McDonald's

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 07:51am EDT

iPhone could soon be primary payment method

Ever leave the house to buy something and realize you have forgotten your wallet? It may not be a problem for much longer. You soon may be paying at cash registers with just a swipe of your mobile phone.

Tags: iPhone , American University , Michelle Basch , smartphone , retail

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 01:27am EDT

Retailers start Black Friday sales before Halloween

Stores are trying to get a jump on the traditional start to the Christmas shopping season.

Tags: Christmas shopping , Black Friday , retail , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 11:21am EDT
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