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Black Friday may not reflect overall holiday shopping

Nov 26, 2012
Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But does the weekend binge mean we are actually spending more?
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Black Friday

Black Friday myths busted

Nov 23, 2012
True or false: Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Purdue University professor Richard Feinberg says false. He debunks some common assumptions about the holiday shopping season and offers sound advice.
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, shopping, holiday shopping

Black Friday sales aren't always the best deals

Nov 23, 2012
A study says rather than lining up for those doorbusting deals today, you could do just as well by shopping at other times of the year.
Posted In: Black Friday, Retail

Why do stores open early after the holiday, anyway?

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.
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, shopping

How do American feels about Black Friday?

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?
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday

Beginning a critical season for U.S. retail

Nov 21, 2012
It's no surprise that this time of year marks the beginning of an important period for the strength of retail in America. But is the outlook full of holiday cheer?
Posted In: Retail, online shopping, holiday shopping

Black Friday spawns novel shopping days

Nov 20, 2012
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Thanksgiving shopping fixtures. But don’t overlook Black Wednesday and Small Business Saturday.
Posted In: Black Friday, Retail, holiday shopping

Other businesses pile on to Black Friday, the event

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.
Posted In: Retail, advertising, marketing, Black Friday

Catalogs still piling it on

Nov 19, 2012
Wasn't online shopping supposed to put an end to all this paper?
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail, e-commerce

Retail sales, prices fall in October

Nov 14, 2012
After three straight months of gains, U.S. retail sales fell in October by about a third of a percent. Retail prices also ticked down in October.
Posted In: Retail, Hurricane Sandy, iphone 5

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