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Black Friday (shopping)

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  • You may already be too late for hottest holiday toys

    (Reuters) - If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck. With Christmas approaching, the $119 toy - made by Mattel Inc - is sold out. Of course, you can find it at...
  • Gun sales soar in Florida on Black Friday

    Gun sales soar in Florida on Black Friday
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving. With 8,300 background checks conducted on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping period, the Florida...
  • November sales grew despite Black Friday's decline

    November sales grew despite Black Friday's decline
    Despite a wimpy Black Friday, early estimates show retail sales posted solid growth in November as a whole, suggesting that earlier and more frequent discounts are stealing the thunder of the traditional shopping weekend, but giving the industry...
  • Moran: 'Tis the season for unexplained travel nightmares

    The news out of Chicago’s Midway Airport — known to our grandparents as The World’s Busiest Airport — was that the lines to get through security stretched more than a mile on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The news out of central...
  • Speak Out for Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

    I enjoyed the story of adopt a sailor for Thanksgiving. I also adopted a sailor. My grandson is in boot camp. He also brought a friend. The first thing they wanted to do was go to McDonalds for breakfast. It was their first time off base. They were really...
  • Black Friday in full swing in Fox Valley

    Black Friday in full swing in Fox Valley
    Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is relinquishing its status as the frenzied start of...
  • Hampshire music students spend Thanksgiving in Disney

    The band, choir and orchestra from Hampshire High School took advantage of a long holiday weekend to perform at the happiest place on earth. The Hampshire High School Marching Band performed in the Thanksgiving Day Parade of Bands at Walt Disney World&...
  • Slow start in downtown Naperville on Black Friday

    Slow start in downtown Naperville on Black Friday
    Lawrence Spaulding of New Lenox had a theory Friday morning about the slow pedestrian traffic in downtown Naperville. “I think the big rush is over already,” said Spaulding, as he pushed his son in a stroller toward the Apple store where...
  • Prepare to buy local on Saturday in downtown Naperville

    Prepare to buy local on Saturday in downtown Naperville
    The shopping tradition known as Black Friday seems to have fallen victim to overzealous retailers offering deals much earlier in November and even opening on Thanksgiving. But in Naperville, and throughout the country, the annual Small Business Saturday...
  • Bill Mego: Tuba Christmas official start of season

    Bill Mego: Tuba Christmas official start of season
    Some say the Christmas season begins on Black Friday or Cyber Monday or perhaps on Buyers’ Remorse Tuesday, but I still contend that it begins at 11 a.m. this coming Saturday, in front of U.S. Bank on the northeast corner of Jefferson Avenue and...
  • Black Friday: Super Bowl of shopping kicks off at Gurnee Mills

    Black Friday: Super Bowl of shopping kicks off at Gurnee Mills
    Tannya and Florin Nistor loaded up their 4-month-old daughter Tatiana and headed north from Glenview Friday morning, arriving at Gurnee Mills at 7 a.m. Yes, they were focused on securing some Black Friday deals, but the early-bird shopping excursion...