Local leaders suggest shopping locally

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says every Marylander who is concerned about the economy "should get off the Internet as fast as possible" and shop at local stores.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 04:42am EST

WARL's Holiday open house Sunday

Bob Ramin, CEO Washington Animal Rescue League

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 04:29pm EST


Christmas tree arrives at US Capitol

The U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree has arrived.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 02:40pm EST

Architects build gingerbread 'university' in D.C.

More than 50 teams of architects, builders and designers are gathering in Washington to construct one of the nation's largest gingerbread towns, and it will be on view to the public this week.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 12:17pm EST

All items in '12 Days of Christmas' now top $107K

Add seven swans, six geese and five golden rings to the list of Christmas gifts that cost more than they did a year ago.

Monday - 11/26/2012, 10:00am EST

Storm victims organize Secret Sandy gift exchange

Television producer Joy Huang and Kimberley Berdy, a biochemist-turned actress, started the website secretsandy.org to collect and distribute gifts to children of families affected by the storm.

Sunday - 11/25/2012, 07:46pm EST

Holiday gifts for wine lovers

If you have a wine lover on your holiday gift list, Washington Examiner wine columnist Scott Greenberg has you covered.

Sunday - 11/25/2012, 01:09pm EST

Tradition, electricity power Christmas village

There's still more than a month until Dec. 25, but its already Christmas Day in Hamilton, Va. - at least in Jeff and Cassie Lauterette's sun room.

Sunday - 11/25/2012, 11:07am EST

Tips for post-Thanksgiving travel

The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year, but the Sunday after the turkey holiday is not far behind.

Sunday - 11/25/2012, 07:49am EST

Delaware charities say donations are down this year

Representatives of several Delaware charities say donations are down as they enter their busiest time of the year because donors are still worried about the economy.

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 03:42pm EST

Review: Gift guide to smaller tablets

The tablet computer is without a doubt the gift of the season _ just like it was last year. But if you resisted the urge in 2011, now is the time to give in. This season's tablets are better all around. Intense competition has kept prices very low, making tablets incredible values compared to smartphones and PCs.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 08:53am EST

7 tips to keep your wallet safe this Black Friday

Read this before you set out for Black Friday shopping.

Thursday - 11/22/2012, 07:38am EST

WTOP Gift Guide: Cool stuff from $10 to $200

Looking for gift ideas? The 2012 WTOP Gift Guide has plenty of interesting things you can buy online in four different price categories.

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 09:29am EST

Holiday gift ideas: It's the year of the gift card

Gift cards are growing in popularity and provide more protections than cash and some are even mobile.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 02:51pm EST

Employers add to staffs as holidays near

In the Frederick area, stores looking for holiday help also include Macy's, Target, J.C. Penney and Best Buy. Managers say applicants range from teens to retirees.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 02:00am EST

ZooLights makes the season bright

Christmas is still more than a month away, but that isn't stopping the National Zoo from ramping up its annual holiday celebration.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 07:45am EST

Protect your packages this holiday season

Lots of times when things get stolen it's a crime of opportunity, and local police say the holiday season presents lots of opportunities for crooks.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 07:31am EST

Crowdfunding becomes option for holiday gift giving

This season, giving a gift that makes a difference is easier with the first-ever crowdfunded hospital gift catalogue.

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 01:07pm EST

Shop for a gadget fan for less

Janet Bodnar, Editor of Kiplinger Personal Finance

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 09:18pm EST


Good Housekeeping picks top toys for holidays

Good Housekeeping top toy picks for 2012 include budget-friendly and educational options

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 06:52pm EST
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