| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:04 PM
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....
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:14 PM
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....
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:21 PM
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,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:21 AM
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...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
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...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:31 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 9:47 PM
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...