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  • Strong Thanksgiving Day online sales encourage retailers

    Early figures for online shopping on Thanksgiving Day show a substantial increase from last year, a sign both of the growing role of e-commerce and of the shopping season's inroads into the Thanksgiving holiday. Custora, a company that helps retailers...
  • Retailers' data breaches could get 'ugly' during holiday season

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Hold onto your credit cards cybercriminals are eager to hack them, and this holiday shopping season, there is a good chance they will be successful. Despite the massive and high-profile data breach at Target last year, in which thieves...
  • Black Friday dawns quietly in South Florida

    Black Friday dawns quietly in South Florida
    Black Friday may be losing its early-hours glow. Pre-dawn crowds were small Friday at malls and stores across South Florida, although they picked up later in the day. Many retailers now start their holiday bargains on Thanksgiving Day, and the excitement...
  • Black Friday shopping quieter as Thanksgiving deals reel in more shoppers

    Black Friday shopping quieter as Thanksgiving deals reel in more shoppers
    The early-morning bargain-hunting frenzy that once marked the start of holiday shopping on Black Friday has gone the way of the dinosaur. With many stores opening on Thanksgiving in an ever-intensifying retail arms race with each other and online...
  • Bargain hunters seek deals on Black Friday

    Bargain hunters seek deals on Black Friday
    Central Florida holiday shoppers prowled the aisles for deals at malls and big-box stores as the Thanksgiving weekend retail frenzy started slow Friday but stretched into a busy day two. Stores didn't see the daybreak crowds that were once a hallmark...
  • Should stores open on Thanksgiving?

    A titanic struggle is taking shape across America this Thanksgiving. Walmart, Kmart, Macy's, Target and other retailers will be open on Thanksgiving — a choice, they say, dictated by their customers' desires. Nordstrom, Costco, Crate and Barrel,...
  • Dress rehearsals help keep retailers' Black Friday on track

    Dress rehearsals help keep retailers' Black Friday on track
    A few days before Thanksgiving, Best Buy general manager Kevin Kodidek paced before his 100 store associates like a benevolent drill sergeant, psyching them up for the onslaught of deal-seekers who soon would come crashing through the doors. Crashing is...
  • Target healing from breach, though shoppers remain at risk

    MINNEAPOLIS It wasn't the first, nor was it the biggest. But Target's data breach struck a nerve like no other. A year ago this week, cyberthieves started copying information from every transaction at Target's 1,800 U.S. stores. After they were...
  • Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor

    Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor
    In Northeast Los Angeles, 1,000 people huddled in the evening chill last Thanksgiving as they waited outside a Target store for the chance to snap up Black Friday deals. Across town at the Grove, the mostly upscale stores such as Barneys and Nordstrom...
  • Care about family values? Don't go shopping on Thanksgiving Day

    Care about family values? Don't go shopping on Thanksgiving Day
    Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, revolves around the communal family meal. With Americans’ increasingly busy schedules, it is a rare occasion to slow down and be with your nearest and dearest. But if some retailers have it their way,...
  • More holiday wish lists go digital

    More holiday wish lists go digital
    Holly Riefke's two small children still write letters to Santa Claus. Or rather, they print their names on letters Riefke has written on their behalf, and together they drop them into a festive red Macy's mailbox designated for North Pole correspondence....