SPOKANE, Wash.— A florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding has rejected an offer from the Washington state attorney general to settle a discrimination case by paying a $2,000 fine. Stutzman, 70, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, had earlier said she plans to appeal a judge's ruling that she broke a state antidiscrimination law.» Read More
American shoppers dug in their heels in July, bad news for the stalling economy and worse for struggling retailers.
Warm weather and sales tied to the Memorial Day and Father's Day holidays helped drive shoppers to stores in June, but the heavy discounting may have hurt retail profits.
Some of New York City and San Francisco’s most eligible bachelors are being auctioned off in the name of charity, and possible love.
The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission say no injuries have been reported yet but urge consumers to stop using the belts and return them for a full refund through the voluntary recall program
Federal health regulators said Wednesday the first pill designed to boost the female sex drive failed to make a significant impact on libido in two studies.
Johnson & Johnson is expanding a months-old recall of certain over-the-counter medicines due to complaints about a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.
The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission say one front-loading model poses a fire and elctric-shock hazard, but the problem has already been corrected in new machines.
Poor weather in early May and a still cautious consumer translated into a mixed bag for retailers in May, underscoring the fragile state of the economic recovery at this stage.
Banks aren't likely to ease lending standards anytime soon due to continued worries about delinquencies, according to a survey by FICO, a decision management and analytics firm that determines consumer credit scores.
A boycott against the state of Arizona's new immigration law has spread to New York, as misinformed protestors attack New-York based AriZona Beverage Company, the maker of AriZona Iced Tea.
Late payments for most types of consumer loans decreased in the final quarter of last year, a new industry survey shows.
Sales of carbonated soft drinks in the U.S. fell for the fifth year in a row last year, although the pace of decline has slowed from 2008, according to a report from industry trade magazine Beverage Digest.
Gift and travel rewards were the rage before, but the recession has made many consumers opt for cash-back options in their credit cards.
A redesign of Gillette's Fusion razor, the nation's best seller, is coming and — before you ask — it doesn't have any extra blades.
General Mills—the maker of Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs—plans to reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children.
Americans' confidence in the economy improved slightly in November, but they remain gloomy amid a weak job market heading into the holiday season.
Television retailer QVC has made aggressive plans to keep shoppers watching — instead of mall-hopping — on Black Friday, an event it has traditionally ignored.
Wal-Mart Stores is upping the ante heading into the holiday season, trimming the online preorder prices of some upcoming DVDs following last month's price cut on books.
While the adult entertainment business is faltering, however, adult novelties are in the midst of a renaissance.
The nation's biggest toy-store chain is placing its holiday bets — and because the stakes are high, the prices are lower.