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.

Busy holiday at DeBrand Chocolates

Since 1987, Fort Wayne’s very own DeBrand Chocolatiers have been whipping up sugary delights. With chocolate being a popular treat for many holidays, including Valentine’s Day, DeBrand has become a local favorite. According to the folks at DeBrand, cupid’s holiday is actually their second busiest holiday, though Feb 13th and Feb 14th are often their busiest sales days of the year.

Drones become popular holiday gifts

Best Buy expanded its selection from one last year to eight different models in stores and five more online because of rising demand.

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

The National Retail Federation found that only about half of shoppers had finished shopping as of Dec. 10. That means tens of millions will be ticking those final items off their lists in the coming days.

Mobile apps still collect information on kids

More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids’ mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers.;