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  • Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday for some

    Thanksgiving is the new Black Friday for some
    Adam Soltys worked in retail for years, with his last job ending for a major electronics chain about the time "they started going to the whole Thanksgiving-opening stuff." "And that's something I absolutely do not agree with," said Soltys, who lives...
  • Americans expect to spend a little more this holiday season, Gallup says

    Americans expect to spend a little more this holiday season, Gallup says
    Americans said they expected to spend slightly more on holiday shopping this year, but the figure is down from an October estimate and indicates they might be having second thoughts about the strength of the economy, according to Gallup poll results...
  • Retail sales rebound ahead of the holidays

    Consumers went shopping in October and gave a much-needed boost to retailers, adding some crucial momentum to the holiday shopping season. U.S. retail sales increased 0.3% last month, after dropping 0.3% in September, the Commerce Department said...
  • Apodaca: Big Santa is watching you

    When the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" was written in 1932, little did Depression-era Americans understand the prescience of the somewhat-creepy warning, "He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake." Today those lyrics seem...
  • Fewer Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, study says

    Fewer Americans plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, study says
    Fewer customers plan to trek out to browse the sales on Thanksgiving this year, although millions of Americans will still shop over the Black Friday weekend, a study says. More than 61% of consumers say they plan to shop either online or in brick-and-...
  • How much do Americans spend on holiday gifts?

    How much do Americans spend on holiday gifts?
    The National Retail Federation has released its Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, giving us an idea of what the average American plans to spend to celebrate the season. Click through the photos to see how the dollars break down.
  • Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season

    Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season
    Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center. The glass ornaments — chocolate-covered...
  • Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find

    Holiday season spending and hiring will increase, surveys find
    Many of the nation's biggest retailers plan to sharply increase hiring for the holiday shopping season as consumers look to spend more, according to reports out today. Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Amazon and Game Stop are among the retailers planning...
  • West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout

    West Coast port slowdown raises fears of dockworker strike or lockout
    For months, contract negotiations between a powerful union and multinational shipping lines progressed amicably in public, even though roughly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers labored without a contract. Now the public harmony has been shattered, raising...
  • South Florida malls set Thanksgiving opening hours

    South Florida malls set Thanksgiving opening hours
    Three more South Florida malls are getting ready for post-Thanksgiving dinner shoppers, joining the growing list of malls and retailers opening at 6 p.m. Boynton Beach Mall and Town Center at Boca Raton will both open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving and stay open...
  • 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...