Nov 22, 2012 Most people don't go to Black Friday's early store openings. But for retailers, it's like an arms race. If their competitors open early, they have to respond.
Nov 22, 2012 Walmart workers will walk picket lines outside stores on Black Friday to protest the retail chain's low wages. Walmart, with more than a million employees, helps set pay levels for the retail industry.
Nov 22, 2012 Long lines, huge crowds, frenzied shopping -- how many people are willing to brave the juggernaut known as Black Friday to get a good deal?
Stacey Vanek Smith
Nov 21, 2012 Walmart files a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board to try and stop anti-Walmart protests from taking place on Black Friday.
Nov 21, 2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Thanksgiving shopping fixtures. But don’t overlook Black Wednesday and Small Business Saturday.
Nov 19, 2012 Businesses from insurance to over-the-counter medicine see the crowds attracted by Black Friday shopping and figure out ways to cash in.
Nov 8, 2012 Retailers are trying to lure holiday shoppers earlier with guarantees that doorbuster items will be available.
Nov 21, 2012 The Swedish furniture maker Ikea increasingly relies on CGI -- computer-generated imagery -- to "make" the items in its catalog. It's enough to raise the question of whether computer graphics could ever replace people in the fashion photography business.
Dec 14, 2011 For all the breathless coverage of Black Friday sales this year, the official retail sales data for November came out today and it was, in a word, 'blah.'