A Christmas shopper walks past a store advertising a holiday-related sale at a mall. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Stores Nationwide Begin Holiday Season Early Despite Negative Reaction

Why do stores try to rush into the holiday season, and why do we care?


Screen grab of the EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven. (Credit:

Teen Starts Petition For Boy-Friendly Easy-Bake Oven

A New Jersey teenager has filed a petition on in the hopes of encouraging the CEO of Hasbro to make Easy-Bake Ovens less exclusionary of young boys.


One of three possible logos which could replace the old New England's Rising Star marketing campaign.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hartford Mulls New Identity

A marketing group today took the wraps off three possible marketing campaigns for the city of Hartford.