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  • Best day for holiday deals? Not necessarily Black Friday

     Best day for holiday deals? Not necessarily Black Friday
    Those who would rather choke on a wishbone than forgo pecan pie for Thanksgiving Day sales or venture into the Black Friday madness might be happy to hear that next weekend's deals may be just the tip of the iceberg. "The 2014 holiday season is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Frozen' ends Barbie's 11-year reign as top toy

    'Frozen' ends Barbie's 11-year reign as top toy
    For the first time in 11 years, Barbie is not the top toy for little girls this holiday season.  That title belongs to Queen Elsa, Anna and Disney's "Frozen" franchise.  A survey conducted by the National Retail Federation found one in five parents...
  • 'Frozen' bests Barbie as top toy for girls

    'Frozen' bests Barbie as top toy for girls
    Barbie, make room for Elsa. Disney's "Frozen" has toppled Barbie as the No. 1 toy parents plan to buy for their little girls this holiday season, the first time in 11 years that Barbie has not held the top spot, according to the National Retail...
  • 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....
  • How to avoid Cyber Monday scams, hidden fees

    How to avoid Cyber Monday scams, hidden fees
    Brick-and-mortar retailers aren't the only ones having all the fun this holiday shopping season. Cyber Monday — the Monday right after Thanksgiving when online retailers offer exclusive promotions — is gaining momentum every year as shoppers...
  • 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...
  • 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...