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Black Friday line starts more than a week early

Nov 20, 2013
In Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, there's a guy already camped out in front of the local Best Buy.
Posted In: Black Friday, holiday shopping

Battle lines are drawn in consumer electronics price war

Nov 20, 2013
Best Buy says it’s preparing deep discounts – even if they put profit margins at risk – to win the holiday season.
Posted In: Best Buy, retailers, Black Friday, holiday shopping

Thanksgiving Thursday: The new Black Friday

Nov 14, 2013
Marketplace Money's Carmen Wong Ulrich talks about stores opening earlier than ever for the holiday shopping season.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Black Friday, Wal-Mart, Kmart, holiday spending

Walmart and other retailers will do anything to get shoppers in the door this holiday

Nov 14, 2013
Walmart and other retail chains are rolling out plans for making the most from a short shopping season.
Posted In: Walmart, Black Friday, holidays

Holiday shopping deals may not all be bargains

Nov 11, 2013
Stores and online retailers are trying to suck you in with emails, discounts, Black Friday promotions. But how much of a bargain are you really getting?
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, holiday shopping

Merry Christmas and many unhappy returns

Dec 24, 2012
The day after Thanksgiving is known as the biggest retail sales day of the year. The day after Christmas is the start of the biggest week for holiday gift returns and a tough time for retailers.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail, 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.

The bigger influence on retail: Black Friday, or Sandy?

Dec 13, 2012
Hurricane Sandy sparked spending in the Northeast, but Black Friday is national and so has more impact on retail sales.
Posted In: Retail, Hurricane Sandy, Black Friday

If it's Monday, name that shopping day

Nov 26, 2012
Branded shopping days clutter the week that starts on Thanksgiving eve. With so many gimmicks, what’s the value of each one?
Posted In: Black Friday, Cyber Monday

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

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