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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • Havre de Grace businesses see boom from Small Business Saturday

    Havre de Grace merchants got a boost from the nationwide Small Business Saturday initiative the day after Black Friday that was sponsored by American Express. Brigitte Peters, Havre de Grace marketing and tourism manager, said the day was a success for...
  • Editorial: Holiday shopping

    In a more economically naive time, making reference to the Friday after Thanksgiving as Black Friday was something of an insider's comment. Most definitely, it had become a major shopping day long before the promise of door busters (another term once...
  • FedEx predicts busiest shipping day in its history

    FedEx predicts busiest shipping day in its history
    On a day expected to be the busiest in FedEx's 40-year history, Diane Maleski got to work extra early — at 4:30 a.m. That was long before the first trucks arrived from the airport bearing parcels that would be piled onto conveyor belts, sorted by...
  • For churches, busy Christmas season 'tiring … but so uplifting'

    For churches, busy Christmas season 'tiring … but so uplifting'
    Immediately before the first of eight Christmas Eve services begins at his church, the pastor of St. Louis Parish will seek out his favorite chair and briefly, yet blissfully, nod off. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Luca finds that quick rejuvenation of the...
  • Colleges must respect donor intent

    The five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day are the equivalent of "Black Friday" for charities, which receive nearly half of their annual donations during the holiday season, according to a Charity Navigator survey. Colleges and...
  • Bargain-hunting consumers grant stores' fondest wishes this shopping season

    Bargain-hungry consumers went on a spending spree over the post-Thanksgiving weekend, sparking hope of a better-than-expected holiday season for retailers. But stores will need to keep promoting heavily to meet - if not beat - last year's holiday sales,...
  • Should Florida again seek federal funding for high-speed rail?

  • Retailers already wooing holiday shoppers

    Even though it's still summer and Christmas is more than three months away, retailers worried by dismal second-quarter earnings and desperate to attract shoppers are gearing up for a holiday season expected to feature bigger and better promotions and...
  • Shrinking middle class takes a toll on retailers

    Retailers just reported another quarter of disappointing results. It's been five years since the recession ended, and many have cut outlooks for the rest of the year. Even Amazon.com, which has been around for 20 years, can't invest in itself and turn...
  • Walmart unveils toys, layaway service for the holidays

    Walmart unveils toys, layaway service for the holidays
    More than two months before Black Friday, Walmart Stores Inc. gave a sneak peek of its toy strategy and layaway plan for the crucial holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it had relied on kids for the second year in a...
  • Frightfully early? No, say Halloween stores

    Frightfully early? No, say Halloween stores
    Three-year-old Giovanni Figueroa can't wait to get his superhero Halloween costume. "I want to be Iron Man, the blue one," he said with his dad, Christian, gently correcting him that blue Iron Man is actually sidekick War Machine. Halloween...
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