In this Dec. 17, 2013 photo, David's Bridal  dressmaker Noel Belancourt, wheels a plus-size mannequin to his workstation in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Mannequins get a makeover to look more real

NEW YORK (AP) — The one-size-fits-all mannequin is getting a much-needed makeover. Wings Beachwear’s mannequins in Miami sport flower tattoos like some of the women who shop there. The mannequins at American Apparel’s downtown New […]


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The Christmas Tree Project expands to LA

The Christmas Tree Project started three years ago when David and Michelle Fein put an ad on Craigslist in the Colorado Springs area to give away a Christmas tree to a needy family. The effort […]


The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

New consumer tips for Obama’s fixer-upper website

WASHINGTON (AP) — It doesn’t rival Amazon and Travelocity, but President Barack Obama’s much-maligned health insurance website finally seems to be working reasonably well most of the time. Still, consumers are well-advised to verify, not […]



1 billion dollars in gift cards go unredeemed

A billion dollars in gift cards go unredeemed. Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with MarketWatch Consumer Confidential Columnist Jennifer Waters.


How to fight a baby video, posted on YouTube.

‘How to Fight a Baby’ video a viral hit

Gavin McInnes, a New York writer and father of three, posted a YouTube video Monday called “How to Fight a Baby,” and it immediately took off, thanks to some killer wrestling moves he demonstrates on […]



Rock ‘n’ Roll heaven: How would they look today?

What might some of the rock ‘n’ roll era’s greatest stars have achieved and what might they look like now, if they had not died before their time? To explore these tantalizing questions, Sachs Media […]


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Need to unload some candy?

Now that the treats have been dispensed, kids can help make a sweet contribution to our troops stationed overseas by taking their goodies to Santa Monica Dentistry for Children. For every pound of candy turned […]


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Unclaimed baggage

Have you heard of the Unclaimed Baggage Center? It’s in Scottsboro, Ala., and it’s where those orphaned bags go after they sit alone and unwanted for about 90 days. UBC contracts with the airlines and […]


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Where to get back to school clothes deals

It’s back to school time. Getting your students dressed for class can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. The Deals Diva, Marla Jo Fisher, shared tips for where to get the best deals […]


Adam Bernhard

Adam Bernhard on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Adam Bernhard, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of HauteLook, a leading online private sale site offering the top brands in women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, beauty, kids’ apparel and toys, and home décor. In 2011, Nordstrom aquired Hautelook for $270 million.




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