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  • 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....
  • Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say

    Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say
    Decked out in matching uniforms — black, long-sleeved jerseys with "Santa Baby" on the front — Christy Horn and several relatives took a midmorning break from Black Friday shopping for a photo shoot in front of a mall Christmas tree display,...
  • 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...
  • Ever-earlier start has Black Friday shoppers again rushing for deals

    Ever-earlier start has Black Friday shoppers again rushing for deals
    At a Toys R Us in Ontario, veteran Black Friday shopper Carmen Hernandez arrived before 7 a.m. to grab bargains on playthings for the 25 children in her extended family. At the top of her list: Packs of Play-Doh for $1, down from $3.99. "I've been...
  • Friday Halloween helps make cash registers ring

    Friday Halloween helps make cash registers ring
    Halloween, the holiday that starts a two-month stretch of eating and spending time with family, means big business in Central Florida. And with Halloween landing on a prime party night this year, the costume stores have been busy. "Halloween,...
  • It's almost Halloween. Merry Christmas!

    It's almost Halloween. Merry Christmas!
    Merry Christmas, everyone! I say that not because I've lost my calendar — or my mind — but for the simple fact that the week of Halloween is now, effectively, the beginning of Christmas. The elongation of what was once quaintly known as...