Loren Ruckdeschel

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Senate Report Calls For Crackdown on Airlines’ Hidden Fees

The Senate Commerce Committee report says airlines’ ancillary fees are piling up, and consumers are being kept in the dark.<p>Airlines aren’t telling …

Kohl's kicks off holidays with plans to hire 53,000 workers

The holiday hiring season is upon us even as summer barbecues continue to sizzle, kicked off by Kohl's Department Stores' plans to hire 53,000 workers to handle demand through the end of the year.<p>The retailer said it expects to bring an average of 40 associates per store on board through Christmas. …

Shopping

Bluetooth-enabled mobile services threaten NFC with take-off

There is growing excitement around Bluetooth technology and how it can support mobile users? real-world activities. Apple?s iBeacon and PayPal?s …

Internet of Things

Without advance notice, T.J. Maxx launches its online store

T.J. Maxx is finally back online.<p>Eight years after the off-price retailer’s first Internet store fizzled — costing the Framingham company $15 million …

Duane Reade and Papa John’s Sales Data Show Promise for Twitter Commerce

Twitter is starting to make some noise about getting more retailers to use its platform for social commerce. Given the up and downs that merchants …

Here’s the Republican vision for a national Internet sales tax system

If you're a frugal consumer, you've probably noticed that the benefits of online shopping aren't just limited to easily being able to compare prices: More often than not, online retailers don't charge sales tax. So even if something is the same price in a brick and mortar store, ordering it online …

8 Ways Screens Are Ruining Your Family's Life

For her new book, <i>The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age</i>, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -- a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard, a school consultant, and a therapist in private practice -- interviewed more than one thousand …

7 Things You Need To Know About Women And Alcohol

There's a lot that can be said for alcohol. Moderate drinking has been shown to have some pretty significant potential health benefits, most of them cardiovascular in nature. And enjoying a glass of wine or two (again, moderation is <i>key</i>) can be a great way for people to unwind over, say, a leisurely …

12 Things Successful Women Do Differently

Every woman has her own definition of success. But there are certain traits that most successful women share.<p>I spend a good part of my work day reading and writing about women who have achieved great things -- and I make it a point to surround myself with women who are well on their way to doing so.<p>…

How Long Is The Average Night's Sleep Around The World?

We often think of sleeplessness as a quintessentially American tradition, wrought by our work-centric culture, long hours and stressful lives. But according to a new survey, the problem is an international one and trending poorly, with UK adults getting less sleep than they did a year ago.<p>In fact, …

Listen to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Fire a Patch Employee in Front of 1,000 Coworkers

Below, we've linked to probably the most intense moment you'll ever hear during a workplace conference call. It's from a call AOL CEO Tim Armstrong …

How Much Does It Cost to Adopt?

India 1 of 13<p>$20,000-$35,000<br>It takes 2-3 years to bring a child home. Couples must be married for at least 5 years. <i><br>Source: The Adoption Guide</i><p>Russia 2 …

Russian Government

Walmart’s big lie: No, it doesn’t create jobs!

Research shows that destroying jobs is an essential component of the retail giant’s anti-worker business model<p>Does Walmart create jobs? That question is at the heart of the debate currently raging over its plans to open stores in Washington, DC. Last month, labor groups scored a major victory when …

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