Updated 7:31 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 America hasn't stopped shopping, but it does shop differently than it used to. As online retail has gotten more popular, it's taking a bite out of sales at brick-and-mortar stores. Many traditional retailers have risen to the challenge with their own online presence, but what happens all those old mall locations? Usually, companies respond by shutting down stores or shrinking their square footage. And while this can be good for stores — focusing their cash on online operations or more successful retail locations — it's not always good for shoppers. Losing a big department store doesn't just mean one less local shopping option; a store closure can lead to a retail chain reaction. A large anchor store leaving a mall means there's less foot traffic for other stores, potentially leading to more closures... and eventually an empty mall. This year Kmart, Macy's, and Sears are all shuttering dozens of locations nationwide. While … [Read more...] about Is Your Local Macy’s, Sears, or Kmart Closing?
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Bettors wait in line to place their Superbowl proposition bets at the Westgate Race & Sports Superbook on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2018. Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal @vegasphotographProvidence's Nate Watson (0) defends Xavier's Trevon Bluiett (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament semifinals Friday, March 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Xavier head coach Chris Mack argues with a referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. John's in the quarterfinals of the Big East conference tournament, Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)Bettors wait in line to place their Superbowl proposition bets at the Westgate Race & Sports Superbook on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2018. Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal @vegasphotograph The teams have been selected, the brackets are filled out. It’s officially March Madness. The first round of … [Read more...] about Here are the March Madness parties around Las Vegas