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  • 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...
  • Your guide to Cyber Monday, now 'Cyber Week'

    Your guide to Cyber Monday, now 'Cyber Week'
    As Black Friday has now morphed into a two-day event with the addition of shopping deals on Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday has in many cases similarly stretched into an extended affair. Cyber Monday, typically the largest online shopping day of the year, is...
  • Stocks sink after retail sales slip, China slows

    Stocks sink after retail sales slip, China slows
    NEW YORK — Signs of weakness in China's economy and a weak start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 13 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,055 as of 10:05 a.m....
  • Cyber Monday growth slows after retail sales fell Thanksgiving weekend

    Cyber Monday growth slows after retail sales fell Thanksgiving weekend
    Online sales on what has become known as Cyber Monday were 8.7 percent higher than last year as of 2 p.m., according to IBM Digital Analytics. But the increase is far short of the 21 percent yearly growth seen last year. The smaller pace of growth...
  • Cyber Monday could be crucial this year

    Cyber Monday could be crucial this year
    At Bambeco's Baltimore warehouse, workers have been stocking wool throw blankets, soy candles, hemp dog beds and other items since July for Cyber Monday, the biggest day of the year for the online eco-friendly retailer. "This is, we like to say, our...
  • Stocks slip on Cyber Monday as retail sales dipped and China slowed

    Stocks slip on Cyber Monday as retail sales dipped and China slowed
    NEW YORK — Mounting signs of weakness in the global economy and a poor start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday. Earlier sales, a shift to online shopping and stagnant wages meant fewer Americans showed up to...
  • Cyber Monday expected to draw fewer online shoppers this year

    Cyber Monday expected to draw fewer online shoppers this year
    After hitting the malls on Thanksgiving and scouring Black Friday sales, American consumers were back for another bout of retail therapy Monday. But the shopping day known for big online sales — called Cyber Monday — is expected to draw...
  • Oh how I yearn to bury Black Friday

    I am in no hurry to obtain "Grandpa" status. Yes, some of my friends have donned that title but, at 52, I'm not ready to wrap myself in a cardigan, retreat to a recliner and instruct everyone to stand near my "good ear" when addressing me. However, I...
  • Holiday 101: Don't let the deals bust your budget

    Holiday 101: Don't let the deals bust your budget
    The season of good cheer, warm apple cider, family gatherings and, of course, shopping is here. Deal-hunting has changed a bit from scouring Black Friday ads over turkey bones — although some of us can't let that tradition go. Now, big box...
  • 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...
  • 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...