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The Best and Worst Things to Buy Each Month of the Year

To you, intrepid deal-finder, shopping is both art and science. It takes hard work, planning, and a bit of luck. We can't help with that last part, but we can help with your preparation.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in June

June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year, which for the deal-hunter means that you have even more time to shop! But before you let the increasingly warm weather convince you to buy less-than-stellar deals, check out our latest buying guide.

Don't Buy an iMac This Week! We May See a Cheaper Version in a Few Days

With less than seven days to go before the start of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, shipping estimates for Cupertino's all-in-one desktop are beginning to slip across various retailers. For consumers, that means holding off on all purchases as rumors indicate a new budget iMac could make a splash in less than a week.

Kids Just Don't Understand: Things the Class of 2014 Has Never Known

If you're like most people, high school just doesn't feel like it was that long ago (for better or worse). Well, wanna feel old? Here's a list of consumer experiences that the kids graduating from high school this year have never had!

What the Heck Is Webrooming?

Webrooming is the opposite of showrooming: researching products online, then purchasing in store. It's becoming increasingly popular, and it's great for consumers and struggling brick-and-mortar retailers. But is it becoming a problem for e-retailers?

New And Improved? 7 Huge Rebranding Fails

Customer loyalty isn't to be underestimated, especially in the case of companies where millions of marketing dollars are at stake. Here are eight examples of rebranding attempts that went awry for a variety of reasons.

Amazon Blocks Hachette in Effort to Obtain Cheaper Book Prices

Amazon has been known to play hardball when it comes to contract negotiations and Hachette is the latest publishing house to feel its fury. The massive online retailer is blocking titles from the publisher while pushing for low prices. Is this good for consumers, or a childish move by Amazon?

10 Unexpected Wedding Costs That Can Blow Your Budget

Wedding season is around the corner, and unexpected event costs — which can include gratuities, taxes, and pre-wedding trials, and tastings — can sideswipe even the most prepared of planners. DealNews breaks down the hidden costs so you know what to anticipate before the big day.

Not Just Whole Foods: Increased Competition Makes Organic Food Cheaper

Despite the rising cost of food, the organic food industry continues to thrive. And with new contenders entering the arena, the organic food industry — which was once dominated by premium stores like Whole Foods — could finally see some serious competition. For consumers, that translates into more affordable prices.

By the Numbers: 36 Million People Will Road Trip This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance but also travel and celebration. With the help of AAA and, we've compiled a list of numbers that will give you an idea of the size and scope of the holiday.

Save on Groceries This Summer With a Home Garden

A modest investment in seeds, soil, and time for a home garden can provide you with fresh produce throughout the growing season. We spoke with Bill Maynard, President of the American Community Gardening Association, for tips on getting started.

Deal or No Deal? The Xbox One Gets a Price Cut, Kind Of

Starting on June 9, Microsoft will begin selling its Xbox One console sans the Kinect sensor, effectively lowering the price to $399. The Xbox One is now in line with its biggest competitor, but is the lower price point as good as it sounds?

8 Foods That May Be Too Expensive to Eat This Summer

We took a look at eight foods that may be in for a price hike this summer, and there's good and bad news. You aren't likely to starve, but you may need to seek out some budget-friendly alternatives to your usual fare.

35,000 People Brought Their Mom to Hooters on Mother's Day Last Year

As some of you might have noticed, Hooters is offering a peculiar promotion this weekend; any woman who comes to the restaurant with her brood in tow on Mother's Day will receive a free meal. Considering the establishment is best known for catering to men, this might seem like an unusual offer. So we wondered: How many people have actually availed themselves of this deal?

You Can Now Add Items to Your Amazon Cart Via Twitter. Is This #Ridiculous?

This morning, Amazon announced that it has partnered with Twitter to give customers a new and "exciting" way of adding items to their cart, with the use of a special hashtag. But is it actually saving shoppers all that much time?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

While it's officially been spring for some time now, it seems safe to say that with the month of May comes definitive spring weather. And as the temperatures heat up, so too do the deals! We combed through our shopping archives so that you can put that new-found active spirit to good use by hitting the malls (and surfing online, obviously) in search of the best buys in May.