Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business. Opponents include anti-tax activists and retailers who say it will be overly burdensome—in fact, nearly impossible, they say, to keep track of the tax rates and tax requirements for the myriad of taxing agencies where they may be doing business. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted for …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about shopping and maintaining a budget during the holidays in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about sticking to a budget for the holiday shopping season. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about wise holiday spending, but we needed a little help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Friday, November 23, 2012
You can begin your holiday shopping at 6 a.m.
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com or tweet @UniCityPatch.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Other stores in the mall will open at 5 a.m.
More than 50 stores at West County Center will open at midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The mall's other stores will open at 5 a.m., with times varying slightly for department stores. Here's a look at West County Center stores that will open at midnight on Black Friday. Temporary Tenants *List is subject to change. Contact stores for more information. Other department store opening times on Black Friday. jcpenney: 6 a.m. Nordstrom: 9 a.m. Information provided by CBL St. Louis Malls.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
According to the National Retail Federation's annual forecast of the holiday shopping season, more people will be self-gifting themselves this year than in any other.
We're all guilty of it. Who hasn't gone into a store with a specific purpose in mind: to buy the perfect gift for a loved one. The end result: a perfect gift for... yourself. According to the National Retail Federation's annual forecast of the holiday shopping season, more people will be self-gifting themselves this year than in any other. "As a nod to just how much shoppers enjoy taking advantage of retailers’ holiday promotions to treat themselves to something nice, consumers are expected to spend the most on non-gift items in the survey’s 10-year history," the study said. According to the study, six in 10 shoppers plan to spend an average of $139.92 on “self-gifting” this holiday season. Seven in 10 young adults ages 18-24, often the …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Walmart announced a Thanksgiving Day start to its sales. Target, Toys R Us, and Best Buy aren't far behind.
Serious shoppers know Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the day for bargains. Retailers are opening earlier than ever this year with sales to entice more holiday shoppers. Home Depot started its Black Friday sales on Nov. 8. Walmart has set the bar at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for 2012 sales to start. Will other stores follow? Macy’s, Target and Toys R Us are among a growing number of shops kicking off Black Friday sales at midnight, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Area mall doors will open at various times, though some of their stores may or may not be open then. Many sales haven't been announced yet. Target offers a signup to receive text messages of sales, and previews a 40-inch Toshiba TV, a Samsung laptop computer…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
If your child thinks it's funny to run away and hide while visiting public places, what can you say to make him stay in your sight?
This week's Moms Talk Q&A question deals with child safety and discipline. Suppose you take your children shopping at the mall. Your 5-year-old thinks it's cute to play hide and seek, so he disappears into racks of clothing in the dressing room behind the sales counter. So onto this week's question: How do you get through to your child this is not a good game to play while you are shopping? How can you teach him about the possible risks of leaving your line of sight?
Friday, November 25, 2011
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or tweet @StLouisLindsay.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Here are five bargains you'll find this weekend in and near Clayton and Richmond Heights.
This week, Frugal Family scoured local sources to come up with great deals on clothing, beauty products, Missouri Botanical Garden visits, food and YMCA activities. Remember to check with the merchant for additional conditions. CACHE Deal: Receive an additional 50 percent off sale items such as a silk kimono top, trouser jeans, select jewelry, cocktail dresses and more at this Clayton store. Good through: Sunday. Prices are subject to change, so shoppers are encouraged to double check before visiting. SALLY BEAUTY SUPPLY Deal: Sally Beauty Supply in Clayton is offering a spring savings sale. Buy two items and get one free on products from Color Brilliance, Hairtrition, Wella, Beyond Belief Natural, and on all nail polish. Receive a free …