Scammers target college applicants

If you have a child thinking about college next year, you are likely dealing with the heat of the application cycle. Due dates are coming up, early decisions are coming in and high school seniors are battling senioritis. If higher education is a possibility for your or a child next year, you may be thinking about how to pay for it. As college becomes more and more expensive, parents and students alike are scrambling for the best scholarships and grants. Unfortunately, scammers play on this daunting financial commitment.

Retail workers feel disruption of shifting habits

In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, photo, Laila Ummelaila, a personal shopper at the Walmart store in Old Bridge, N.J., pulls a cart with bins as she shops for online shoppers. Personal shoppers collect items on online orders and greet customers at a pickup location in the parking lot. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEW YORK (AP) — With new options and conveniences, there’s never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers … well, not always.

Kohl’s joins the holiday party

In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk to a Kohl's retail store in Salem, N.H. Kohl’s said its holiday sales surged 6.9 percent from the prior-year period, another sign that the retail industry experienced healthy growth during the critical shopping season. The company also boosted its full-year earnings forecast, citing the better-than-expected performance. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl’s put up strong sales numbers throughout November and December, joining other traditional department stores in a much needed holiday rally.



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