Shoppers began feasting on deals on Thanksgiving, but just how hungry they’ll remain is yet to be seen. Analysts have questioned whether Black Friday is losing its cachet as retailers have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving. On Friday morning, the turnout was tame at some stores around the country. WTOP has your ultimate guide to the best sales and shopping strategies. Here’s how the start of the holiday shopping season is playing out.
Back away from Black Friday madness could be just what you need to keep your finances on track. Here are six smart financial things to do today instead of shopping.
When the word “hybrid” is in a car’s name, it usually means the car is boring to drive, even if it has excellent fuel economy. But WTOP Car Guy Mike Parris says this hybrid does a pretty good job of being thrifty and fun.
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Want to avoid the overly crowded stores this Black Friday? There's a lot more to do than shop. Here are some local ideas.
Under tight security, France paid homage to the 130 killed in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear. President Francois Hollande said the attackers wanted to shatter the country's love of music and joy of sports. "They will not stop it," he said.
The idea of free community college is to curb student debt and boost employment by removing cost barriers. Educators are split on its merits.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins starting cornerback Chris Culliver is heading to injured reserve after tearing ligaments in his right knee. Coach Jay Gruden says Friday that Culliver tore his ACL and MCL in…
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died. Norma Moss, the wife of Thomas Moss Jr., said her husband died Thursday after suffering…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say they have noticed a rise in people trying to steal underwear in order to earn money to buy drugs. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://goo.gl/49mPJs ) reports that criminals are…
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Newport News say a man who led police on a chase on Interstate 64 has died in a crash. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1QL7BOX) reports the 56-year-old man was…
Michael Brewer is in his second season at Virginia Tech and though he did not grow up in the state, like most Hokies he considers Saturday’s matchup with Virginia one of the biggest games in…
Some of these plants are more delicate than others, and a Norfolk pine is not from Virginia. Garden Editor Mike McGrath has the facts.
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