Watchdog group releases list of dangerous toys

The Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm says the toys singled out as the 10 most dangerous for Christmas this year represent common problems and aren’t the only potentially dangerous products on the market.

Gift Guide: Sturdy, sleek, small action cameras abound

Action cameras are getting smaller, lighter, better and more connected. Whether you’re looking to gift one to a thrill-seeking bungee jumper or a mountain-bike recreationist, there are several cameras capable of shooting high-quality footage.

Toys have best year in a decade

The growth is being fueled by increasing popularity of collectibles, toys based on Hollywood blockbuster films and better technology that allows toys to do things like talk back to children.

Gift Guide: Gadgets that make your wrist smarter

If you’re looking for a device to track your fitness, alert you to incoming messages and occasionally let you buy stuff with a scan or a tap, there’s no shortage of computerized wristwatches to choose from.

Von Maur to continue Thanksgiving tradition

When holiday shoppers head out in search of deals this coming Thanksgiving, one place they won’t be headed is Von Maur. The department store will continue its policy of staying closed.

Target to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

Shoppers won’t have to trek to a store after eating turkey and stuffing; the same deals will be available online at on Thanksgiving morning, the Minneapolis-based retailer says.

Amazon releases ‘2015 Holiday Toy List’

The holidays are just around the corner along and that means holiday shopping will soon be underway so Amazon is steering customers towards what it thinks will be the hot toys for 2015.

Macy’s plans to add 85K seasonal holiday hiring workers

The pace of hiring at a retailer can serve as an indicator of expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the industry’s annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.