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Downtown retailers gearing up for tomorrow’s Holiday Stroll

Downtown retailers have high hopes for Wednesday’s  Holiday Stroll and are making bold predictions about record-breaking shopping crowds. The event, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m., is designed to lure shoppers into the Tejon Street restaurant and retail district, bordered roughly by Colorado and Platte avenues.  Retailers hand out coupons, and some partner with… Continue Reading Downtown retailers gearing up for tomorrow’s Holiday Stroll

Holiday discounts crimp retailers’ profits

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Many retailers delivered solid sales gains for December, but heavy discounts needed to get shoppers to buy exacted a high price, clouding the holiday shopping season. Merchants had to mark down coats and other gifts to get shoppers to buy in a challenging economy. A mild start to winter also didn’t help, wilting shoppers’ appetite… Continue Reading Holiday discounts crimp retailers’ profits

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Air travel is getting more frustrating, according to a new survey by the U.S. Travel Association. Two out of five air passengers wish for some other form of transportation this holiday season. In fact, travelers want two gifts: an expansion of the trusted traveler program to allow more people into a faster screening process and… Continue Reading Baggage, security top list of air travelers’ frustration

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