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A UPS worker delivers packages in Chicago.

UPS delivers on holiday orders – and hurts itself

Jan 23, 2015
UPS staffed up for last-minute Christmas rush but ended up overcompensating.
Posted In: UPS, Black Friday, consumer demands, peak days
Macy's opens its doors for Black Friday at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving 2014 in New York City.

'Special shopping day' overload

Dec 1, 2014
As holiday sales expand, discounts are less important than the ritual of shopping. One winner: Cyber Monday.
Posted In: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, holiday shopping

The fight for higher wages is strong on Black Friday

Nov 28, 2014
Black Friday may be known as one of the busiest shopping days, but it’s also one of the biggest protest days.
Posted In: wages, minimum wage, Black Friday, protest
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Why is it called 'Black Friday'?

Nov 26, 2014
You've probably heard it's the day businesses finally make a profit. Nope.
Posted In: Black Friday, shopping, Retail
A local beauty supply store burns as demonstrators on Nov. 24 protest the death of 18-year-old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a white police officer, in Ferguson.

Would #BoycottBlackFriday help Ferguson, or Wal-Mart?

Nov 26, 2014
It depends on whether customers just buy the same stuff later. Or get creative.
Posted In: Black Friday, Ferguson, boycott
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Making a statement by spending – or not

Nov 26, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Posted In: Ferguson, Black Friday, Uber, San Francisco, flu

How small businesses keep up with holiday orders

Nov 21, 2014
Holiday sales can present a logistical problem.
Posted In: shipping, Small Business, Black Friday
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Black Friday to start two hours earlier at Macy's

Oct 14, 2014
Yes, I know it's not even Halloween yet. Don't get me started.
Posted In: Macy's, Black Friday, holiday shopping

Walmart's "Black Friday" of garden supplies: More than a marketing ploy

Mar 20, 2014
Is there really a Black-Friday-like demand for gardening and outdoor supplies in the spring?
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, Black Friday

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