Coming Sunday

Whether shoppers are nervous about coming heating bills or whether they’re responding to early sales, shoppers have already hit the stores — and retailers are welcoming the early start to the season.

This holiday season, the average shopper will spend $738 on gifts, another $86 on themselves, and $132 on flowers, food, candy, cards and postage.

Read more about expectations locally for the holiday retail season in Sunday Business.

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Saving for the future

sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.



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