Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Marketplace Fairness Act was approved in the U.S. Senate, and is headed for the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would require merchants to collect sales taxes on online purchases.
It's called the "Marketplace Fairness Act" and supporters say it levels the playing field between online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores by requiring online merchants to pay sales taxes to the states, counties and localities where they have done business. Opponents include anti-tax activists and retailers who say it will be overly burdensome—in fact, nearly impossible, they say, to keep track of the tax rates and tax requirements for the myriad of taxing agencies where they may be doing business. The Marketplace Fairness Act passed the U.S. Senate 69-27 on Monday. Next up, the legislation goes to the GOP-led House. President Barack Obama has previously said he supports the bill. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, voted for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Show is March 22-24 at 12365 Saint Charles Rock Rd., Bridgeton.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about shopping and maintaining a budget during the holidays in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about sticking to a budget for the holiday shopping season. Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about wise holiday spending, but we needed a little help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Friday, November 23, 2012
Find the latest on Black Friday lines, deals and news as it happens. If you see something we should know about, send us a tip at Maggie.Rotermund@patch.com or tweet @UniCityPatch.
It's the biggest shopping day of the year. Share your stories with Patch.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
According to the National Retail Federation's annual forecast of the holiday shopping season, more people will be self-gifting themselves this year than in any other.
We're all guilty of it. Who hasn't gone into a store with a specific purpose in mind: to buy the perfect gift for a loved one. The end result: a perfect gift for... yourself. According to the National Retail Federation's annual forecast of the holiday shopping season, more people will be self-gifting themselves this year than in any other. "As a nod to just how much shoppers enjoy taking advantage of retailers’ holiday promotions to treat themselves to something nice, consumers are expected to spend the most on non-gift items in the survey’s 10-year history," the study said. According to the study, six in 10 shoppers plan to spend an average of $139.92 on “self-gifting” this holiday season. Seven in 10 young adults ages 18-24, often the …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
How much does it really cost to outfit a student for the first day of school?
The back to school supply lists keep getting longer—with more and more strange requests. Parents may remember their own back to school supplies, tucked neatly in their backpack: a box of crayons, a 3-ring binder filled with loose leaf paper, a ruler, a couple pencils. If you were lucky, mom got you the big box of 128 crayons and the deluxe Trapper Keeper. These days students are loaded down with several grocery sacks of supplies, often filled with requests for enough pencils, tissues, plastic bags and glue sticks to outfit the entire classroom. Thoughtful moms bring the supplies in early, at orientation, just to avoid a mishap of spilled crayons and glue on the first bus ride. The National Retail Federation’s recent survey on back to …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
With more rumors circling about the furniture store, what are your thoughts on it?
St. Louis residents have pined for an Ikea store to come to the area for years, and a new rumor of the store coming sparked major attention and chatter. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the store remains a rumor and could still be a few years away. According to the article, the store could go in the Hadley Township area near Interstate 40 and Hanley Road, but the developer is focused on filling up the 62 properties of the area. So as moans and groans fill the air until official word on an Ikea store, what are your thoughts? Why would you want an Ikea store in St. Louis, and where would you like to see it?
Friday, July 6, 2012
Thursday morning I did a little grocery shopping at the new Dollar General. Check out what the store has available!
Maryland Heights residents have a new place to stock up on groceries. The Dollar General on Fee Fee Road opened on Tuesday. The store, based in Maryland Plaza, has an array of grocery items and convenience products for which the chain is known. I decided to check out the new Dollar General on Thursday morning. I was glad to see a number of grocery items I didn’t expect. I collected a haul of groceries to show what’s available at the store. A note about the milk—when I got home I noticed the bottle was leaking. I don’t know if I bought it that way or it was jostled in the car, or was punctured while I positioned it to take pictures. The bottle had its seal intact, but I thought I’d mention it. The store had frozen foods, cookies, chips and …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The retail store looks to open soon in Maryland Heights.
Dollar General's new Maryland Heights location—situated next to Vago Park in the Maryland Plaza shopping center—looks to be in the final stages. From the Fee Fee Road sidewalk, a yellow Dollar General sign sits in front of the building, with the storefront appearing to be close to ready for business. A yellow banner saying "Coming Soon!" indicates Maryland Heights will soon get a new retail establishment. Will you planto shop at the new Dollar General? What products do you hope they will stock? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
We ask Maryland Heights residents when they're planning to do the bulk of their holiday buying.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The holidays mean many things to many people, but presents for friends and family is often a staple of the season. When do you usually shop for gifts at the year's end?