Research firm: Holiday buyers willing to spend

Shoppers are again doing some holiday spending after taking a break following their spree over the Thanksgiving weekend…

NRF forecasts holiday sales increase of 2.8 percent

Holiday retail sales for 2011 are expected to increase 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion…

Givebacks to the community

Many non-profit organizations in the Bay Area begin accepting donations during this holiday seasons…

Holiday gifts shopping tips

Flat, hard packages will be welcome this year. Tablet computers are extremely popular, and electronic reading devices such as the Kindle have come down in price…

Online shopping safety tips

Here comes Cyber Monday. An estimated 122 million Americans are expected to shop online for their holiday shopping list….

Black Friday isn’t the only game in town

Cyber Monday. Green Tuesday. Black Friday. Magenta Saturday…

It’s time to get out the winter coats

As the temperature drops, most people reach for their winter coats. But not everyone has that luxury…

BART beefs up patrols to thwart holiday crimes

Passengers traveling on BART trains today might notice more police at downtown San Francisco stations…

Earlier deals, longer hours woo Friday shoppers

Early signs point to bigger crowds at the nation’s malls and stores as retailers…

A cancer survivor expresses gratitude to his wife

Vincent Lo, an immigrant from Hong Kong, learned about two years ago that he had liver cancer…