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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • Cyber Monday was biggest online shopping day ever, data firm says

    Cyber Monday was biggest online shopping day ever, data firm says
    Bargain-hunting shoppers on Cyber Monday broke consumption records, making the online shopping bonanza the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Online sales surged 20.6% compared with the same day...
  • Super Saturday sales, foot traffic from Christmas shoppers plummet

    Super Saturday sales, foot traffic from Christmas shoppers plummet
    Last-minute shoppers visited fewer stores and spent less money last week than they did the week before, putting a pinch on retailers who had hoped for strong sales during the final weekend before Christmas, according to ShopperTrak. The data firm...
  • Thanksgiving shopping in Santa Monica warms up slowly

    Thanksgiving shopping in Santa Monica warms up slowly
    At 9 a.m., stores such as Old Navy and Banana Republic were opening on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, hoping to lure Thanksgiving shoppers with discounts and other deals. But very few showed up. The emptiness was almost eerie, with no lines...
  • October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?

    October retail sales beat forecasts: Happy holidays after all?
    Retailers are going into the Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas shopping season with a smaller degree of panic after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October. Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, according to the U.S. Census...
  • Toys R Us to pay $180,000 to settle lawsuit alleging overcharging

    Toys R Us to pay $180,000 to settle lawsuit alleging overcharging
    The parent company of Toys R Us and Babies R Us agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the retailers overcharged Southland shoppers, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The Wayne, N.J., business...
  • NLRB: Gift cards paid to 2012 Black Friday strikers were legal

    NLRB: Gift cards paid to 2012 Black Friday strikers were legal
    As organizers prepare for what they bill as the largest Black Friday protests to date, the National Labor Relations Board recently said that the practice of paying Wal-Mart strikers last year with $50 gift cards was legal.  The decision came as...
  • Consumer confidence rebounds, hits five-month high

    Consumer confidence rebounds, hits five-month high
    Consumer confidence unexpectedly rebounded in December to a five-month high after slumping in recent months partly due to the partial government shutdown, according to a Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary reading.  The widely watched...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Black Friday had early start on Thanksgiving day at Burbank Kmart

    Black Friday had early start on Thanksgiving day at Burbank Kmart
    Black Friday crept into Thanksgiving this year, with Kmart in Burbank opening its doors early Thursday morning, drawing hundreds of bargain hunters looking to snag a television, Android tablet or other discounted items. PHOTOS: Thanksgiving Day Kmart...