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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • November retail sales weak despite all-out Black Friday efforts

    November retail sales weak despite all-out Black Friday efforts
    Retailers pulled no punches in November, slashing prices, opening during the Thanksgiving holiday, blitzing online shoppers with deals well before Black Friday and offering perks such as price-matching and free shipping. But all their efforts couldn&...
  • Fast-food workers walk off jobs in minimum wage protest

    Fast-food workers walk off jobs in minimum wage protest
    Fast-food workers in hundreds of U.S. cities staged a day of strikes and rallies on Thursday to demand higher wages, saying the pay was too low to feed a family and forced most to accept public assistance. The protests escalated a series of actions at...
  • 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...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Break was a week lost to education

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Break was a week lost to education
    Now that Glendale students and teachers have experienced the entire week of Thanksgiving off for the first time like their La Caņada brethren, I can officially call such an action a turkey (pun intended). From a selfish standpoint, having a week off of...
  • When is it too early to play Christmas music? Tell us your thoughts

     
    With Thanksgiving still a day away, Lehigh Valley variety radio station WLEV-FM 100.7 already has been playing all Christmas, non-stop, for the past for the past two days, and will continue to do so through Christmas Day. Actually, the change-over......
  • 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...
  • Burb's Eye View: Putting some Black Friday options on the table

     Burb's Eye View: Putting some Black Friday options on the table
    There was a tradition in the Mahoney household that involved a lot of sleep after the Thanksgiving meal. As a card-carrying member of the kids' table, I took this for granted, that one day I would be old like my father, uncles and grandfather who...
  • 'Giving Tuesday' spotlights importance of charity during holidays

    First there was Black Friday. Then came Cyber Monday. Now another red-letter day has been added to the post-Thanksgiving mix: Giving Tuesday. But unlike the other days, Giving Tuesday is about philanthropy, not shopping. The idea is to encourage...
  • Kohl's Department Stores opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving

    Kohl's Department Stores opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving
    Seems like "Grey Thursday" is the new Black Friday. Kohl’s Department Stores is opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving,  joining the list of retailers kicking off the Black Friday shopping frenzy earlier than usual. Kohl’s stores will open for 28...
  • Holiday-season retail sales look bleak, Morgan Stanley predicts

    Holiday-season retail sales look bleak, Morgan Stanley predicts
    Count on coal this Christmas. That's what researchers at Morgan Stanley are saying in the first major forecast of a decidedly dour holiday season. Retailers hoping for a respite from a year of so-so shopping can instead expect the worst Thanksgiving-to-...
  • Gulfstream pulls out Thanksgiving promotions

    Gulfstream pulls out Thanksgiving promotions
    Many casinos offer some kind of Thanksgiving-themed promotion, but Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) has three this month. From 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays is Turkey Fights....
  • Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early

    Wal-Mart starts offering online holiday deals -- a month early
    Most Halloween candy is still sitting uneaten in pillowcases, but retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are already kicking off their Christmas promotions in hopes of surviving harsh holiday conditions this year. Bargain basement deals normally...