Experts say the pressures facing retailers, combined with the shortened number of days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, will lead to more and earlier promotions for shoppers.
Your Money: Can debt consolidation work for you?
It works best for people who can stick to the repayment plan and won't be tempted to apply for new credit cards.
T-Mobile-Sprint merger would bring 1,000 LI jobs
T-Mobile and Sprint pledge to create up to 1,000 jobs in Nassau if their proposed merger is approved.
Hulu again raising prices for online live-TV service
Hulu with Live TV's price will rise $10, to $55 a month, in December. Prices had risen $5 in February.
No Spend Challenge reminds us how rich we are
The monthlong belt-tightening is puzzling to the reporter's grandfather who, as a child, sometimes had no shoes.
Your Finance: If payments lag, you pay the price
Other countries have real-time payment systems that save consumers billions. Until we get such a system, try these strategies to avoid fees and overdrafts.
Cybersecurity workshop for manufacturers
The free event aims to help local manufacturers comply with new U.S. Department of Defense requirements for cybersecurity.
LI officials at skilled workers forum: College isn't the only viable path
Lawmakers and educators discuss the need for more skilled trades workers and more training for young Long Islanders.
Long Island adds 14,600 jobs, data show
The year-over-year job gain represents an uptick for the market, a Labor Department analyst said.
Learn what it takes to be a successful importer
A workshop is being organized by the National Institute for World Trade in East Moriches and NYIT's College of Engineering & Computing Sciences.
What the No Spend Challenge buys you
To start with: Less debt, a little peace of mind, and the ability to pay an unexpected bill.