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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • Crowds head for crayons at Duarte Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving

    Crowds head for crayons at Duarte Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving
    Around dinnertime on Thanksgiving, Joni Adams-Akita was thinking of her grandchildren. But not while sitting with her family in front of a turkey. The 54-year-old Pasadena retiree was hovering near the jewelry counter at a Wal-Mart in Duarte, waiting...
  • The season of excess begins

    The season of excess begins
    Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year. A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
  • ACC football schedule features U.Va. at Virginia Tech on Black Friday

     ACC football schedule features U.Va. at Virginia Tech on Black Friday
    Virginia and Virginia Tech fans barely will have finished their second helping of Thanksgiving Day vittles before the Black Friday kickoff in next season's installment of the annual football rivalry. The unique Friday, Nov. 28 date of the U.Va.-Tech...
  • Mary J. Blige to anchor TV holiday special

    Mary J. Blige to anchor TV holiday special
    Thanksgiving isn’t just for stuffing your face with turkey, watching Charlie Brown on TV and then splurging on electronics at Black Friday sales. The holiday also launches the season of TV holiday specials anchored by musicians. Lady Gaga will...
  • Black Friday: 5 Record Store Day highlights for all

    The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo. Charles Bradley. If those names mean anything to you, chances are you already know how you're spending this post-Thanksgiving day of shopping. Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once...
  • Tablets, Facebook beat smartphones, Pinterest in online holiday sales

    Tablets, Facebook beat smartphones, Pinterest in online holiday sales
    Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits,...
  • A tepid Christmas? Holiday hiring slumps from record levels

    Retailers slammed with preparations for the Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping bonanza last month added 471,000 workers to payrolls -- a number that fell 4.7% short of the record 494,400 seasonal employees brought on board during November 2012. Last...
  • Lady Gaga teams with the Muppets for unnecessary ABC holiday special

    Lady Gaga teams with the Muppets for unnecessary ABC holiday special
    In some nondescript boardroom at ABC, a room full of suits sat around mulling ideas for potential holiday specials. At some point came this pitch: “All the kids love Lady Gaga, and everyone loves the Muppets -- so how about the two cozy up together?...
  • Target says some holiday gift cards aren't working

    Target confirmed Tuesday that some gift cards sold before Christmas aren’t working for customers. “We are aware that some Target gift cards were not fully activated and apologize for the inconvenience,” spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech-U.Va. game curious Black Friday choice for ACC

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech-U.Va. game curious Black Friday choice for ACC
    Schedule unveilings always send fans, media and ops directors scrambling to book hotels and flights for the upcoming season – keyboard jockeys are addicted to Marriott points – but otherwise, since opponents have long been known, Wednesday&...
  • Black Friday updates from the Grove, the Oaks and South Coast Plaza

    Black Friday updates from the Grove, the Oaks and South Coast Plaza
    Despite heavy rain in some parts of the Southland, shoppers still turned out at malls early Friday, although crowds appeared significantly thinner than on Thanksgiving night. At the Grove, a line had formed down the block for the 7 a.m. opening of...
  • Protesters target another Wal-Mart store, this time in L.A.

    Protesters target another Wal-Mart store, this time in L.A.
    The chants began around 11:30 a.m. “Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart, you can’t hide, we can see your ugly side!" "Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart, you’re no good, treat your workers like you should." "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!"...