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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What's next after Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

    What's next after Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
    After the big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, nonprofits across the country want you to spend more — on Giving Tuesday. This is a fundraising initiative in which nonprofits and even big corporations will encourage people to make a...
  • Small toy shops expect bright holiday

    Small toy shops expect bright holiday
    Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
  • 'Glee' recap: Dynamic Duets

    'Glee' recap: Dynamic Duets
    Things I'd rather be doing than watching "Glee" on Thanksgiving night: 1) Watching the Patriots and the Jets (generally speaking, I can't stand Cry Baby Brady, but he's my fantasy QB, so I need him to crush the Jets.); 2) Watching the Michael Jackson...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Retailers say they are bullish on in-store and online holiday sales

    Domingo Catalan powered through the Thanksgiving night crowds to get his children toys. He methodically checked all the boxes on his relatives' wish lists on Black Friday. And before he goes to work as a data analyst for a government contractor on Cyber...
  • Thanksgiving Day shopping options create 'Black Thursday'

    Thanksgiving Day shopping options create 'Black Thursday'
    The sun was barely creeping over the horizon on Thanksgiving morning, but already hundreds of cars were parked outside the Boscov's store at White Marsh Mall as shoppers hustled in and bustled out — getting a pre-turkey jump on Black Friday. On a...
  • Black Friday begins at midnight for 48 Columbia Mall stores

    Black Friday begins at midnight for 48 Columbia Mall stores
    Many of the Mall in Columbia retailers are opening their doors at 12 a.m. on Black Friday. Below is the full list of retailers opening at the stroke of midnight: 77Kids by American Eagle, A Christmas to Remember, Aeropostale, ALDO, ALDO Accessories,...
  • North Baltimore merchants plan big investment in Small Business Saturday

    North Baltimore merchants plan big investment in Small Business Saturday
    Ask bookstore owner Benn Ray which he prefers, Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, and he will give you a straight answer. "I prefer the one that's going to bring in the most money," said Ray, president of the Hampden Village Merchants...