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  • What's in a name? Black Friday, explained

    In the weeks and days before Black Friday comes, there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation. Shoppers crowd the stores hoping for the year’s best deals. Retailers stock the shelves hoping for the year’s best bottom line....
  • Online sales up 14 percent during holidays

    Online sales up 14 percent during holidays
    Though retailers are still calculating their holiday performance, online shopping, and particularly mobile shopping, surged in popularity during the recent holiday period, according to a new report. Online sales grew 13.9 percent from Nov. 1 to Dec....
  • Federal mediator to help resolve West Coast port contract dispute

    Federal mediator to help resolve West Coast port contract dispute
    West Coast dockworkers and their shipping line employers have agreed to federal mediation to help resolve a contract dispute that has been partly blamed for severe congestion at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The request for federal help, from...
  • Holiday retail sales growth was better than expected

    A rebounding economy and big discounts encouraged Americans to spend more briskly in stores than expected during the winter holiday shopping season. Sales at 1,000 retail chains nationwide rose 4.6% to $270.1 billion in November and December,...
  • Macy's to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving

    Macy's to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving
    Black Friday is continuing its creep earlier into Thanksgiving Day, with Macy's opening its doors at prime turkey-coma time. Macy's plans to open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year, “in response to the significant, sustained...
  • Cyber Monday guide: What deals should shoppers expect?

    Cyber Monday guide: What deals should shoppers expect?
    Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday may be taking your place. Although Black Friday deals get all of the hype — and most of those start on Thursday — Cyber Monday accounted for 42 percent of the overall sales during the Thanksgiving...
  • Shopping rush for Black Friday deals on the Peninsula

     Shopping rush for Black Friday deals on the Peninsula
    Andre Mosley was ready for an upgrade, and Thanksgiving night was the time to get one. "I was second or third in line for a PlayStation 3 last year," the 18-year-old Newport News man said. On Thursday, Mosley and his twin brother, Andrew, got in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Retailers remake Easton

    Retailers remake Easton
    The day after Thanksgiving, on the outskirts of Easton, a frenzied line of shoppers battled for deals on big-screen TVs and DVD players. Downtown, other customers quietly wandered into the Mercantile Home on Northampton Street to browse and buy...
  • Holiday shoppers are splurging on pet gifts

    Holiday shoppers are splurging on pet gifts
    Eric Bouffard and Tamiko Manago were suffering through that familiar Christmas ritual: coaxing their little one to look into the camera while perched on Santa's lap. "Right here, Charlie! Look here, Charlie!" Manago implored one recent night at Westside...