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Retailers could step up freebies for shoppers

Dec 10, 2012
As holiday season heads into the last stretch, retailers are gauging just how much they have to give away to get skittish shoppers to spend.
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The changing face of Cyber Monday

Nov 26, 2012
Before smartphones or super fast at home Internet, millions of Americans would return from their Thanksgiving weekends to high-speed Internet at work and get busy shopping.
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Americans spending more on cars, clothing and furniture

Dec 13, 2011
American consumer spending is up, but shoppers are more conscious this time around -- and Black Friday might have been the high point of spending for a while.
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Workers fight back against early Black Friday openings

Nov 18, 2011
Big chain stores like Best Buy, Walmart and Target have plans to open on 'Black Thursday' this year, which has drawn backlash from workers.
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MIDDAY UPDATE: GDP up 2.6 percent, holiday shopping

Dec 22, 2010
U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter. Stacey Vanek Smith spoke to Richard DeKaser, who explained while this is a good...
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Cyber Monday: Shoppers surf the Web for savings, free shipping offers

Nov 29, 2010
Holiday savings are just a click away for online shoppers today. After a busy weekend at stores, retailers today are making their big online sal...
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Two Americans share Nobel Prize in Economics

Oct 11, 2010
The Nobel Prize in Economics goes to Americans and a British/Cypriot citizen. Their work is timely: How economic policies affect unemployment....
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