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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • 'Shop Small' gives merchants a big boost

    'Shop Small' gives merchants a big boost
    Even hard-core shoppers might not know the Saturday after Thanksgiving has an official retail-related name. But scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small...
  • Despite more time to shop, Black Friday weekend customers spend less

    Despite more time to shop, Black Friday weekend customers spend less
    Despite extra time to shop as more retailers opened for business on Thanksgiving Day, consumers spent less money this year during the first four days of the official start of the holiday shopping season, according to a survey released Sunday by the...
  • 'Black Friday' on Thanksgiving a hit in Harford

    'Black Friday' on Thanksgiving a hit in Harford
    Cathi Mielke, a committed Black Friday shopper, got a slightly earlier start this year than in prior years. "I like Black Friday shopping," the Carroll County resident said as she was leaving Best Buy in Bel Air Thursday night. "This is the first time I'...
  • Shopping season hits Harford [editorial]

    Calling the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday, at least according to one explanation, came into being as a business term. Its location on the calendar, coupled with it being a perfect day for people with the day off to do a little shopping, made it...
  • Cyber Monday, while less significant, could account for $2 billion in sales

    Cyber Monday, while less significant, could account for $2 billion in sales
    Consumers went in search of cyber deals Monday amid a barrage of emails and Web offers from retailers. But Cyber Monday may be losing its significance as the biggest online day of the season, thanks to this year's earlier and more diluted kickoff to...
  • Thanksgiving holiday is one filled with traditions [Column]

    How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great, thanks! Well, to tell the truth, it was just okay. No, it was tolerable. Yes, that's the word, tolerable. And totally predictable. One day, I'm going to have the Thanksgiving nervous breakdown I've surely earned...
  • All signs point to shopping locally in Carroll County this Christmas season [neighborhood]

    Many believe that in recent years the mega-merger of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons have conspired to make your life crazy. To make matters worse, this year Mother Nature and the calendar have joined the fray. Just to make the holiday...
  • Holiday shoppers are feeling time-crunched

    Holiday shoppers are feeling time-crunched
    With a shortened holiday season punctuated by weekend winter storms, holiday shoppers in Maryland are feeling the pressure. There are six fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year. And three Baltimore-area snowfalls in three...
  • Losing the Christmas spirit in piles of wrapping paper [For Better or Worse]

    Losing the Christmas spirit in piles of wrapping paper [For Better or Worse]
    There are many ways to get into the Christmas spirit: decorating the tree, hanging a wreath, baking sugar cookies, singing carols, and fainting at the sight of your credit card bill. But there are lots of ways to get out of the Christmas spirit, too....
  • Shoppers to get weeklong break on state sales tax

    Shoppers to get weeklong break on state sales tax
    Organizers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week are aiming to give back-to-school buying in August the kind of boost that Black Friday gives to holiday spending each fall. Now in its fourth year, the annual tax holiday gives consumers a break on the...
  • Hurry up and wait: An Army colonel faces his toughest mission — the MVA

    Hurry up and wait: An Army colonel faces his toughest mission — the MVA
    My oldest son turned 16 last month, and I took a day off from work to spend it with him. It was also my plan to get his learner's permit. I thought a trip to the Motor Vehicle Administration would make a great birthday present, and it would afford us some...
  • Holiday retail sales expected to rise 2.4 percent

    Holiday retail sales expected to rise 2.4 percent
    Retail sales will be up slightly this holiday season compared to last year, according to ShopperTrak. The firm that measures store traffic is calling for a 2.4 percent increase in sales in November and December. That's a slower pace than last year, when...