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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Before the turkey, shoppers fill up on toys at Baltimore area stores

    Before the turkey, shoppers fill up on toys at Baltimore area stores
    As more than 300 customers waited outside Thursday, a booming order echoed over the intercom inside the Kohl's in Timonium. "Let's have a quick huddle," manager Brian Stoops told the 70 employees. "We've got 15 minutes to kickoff. This is what it's...
  • Mattel's holiday wish: to get its toys on more children's wish lists

    Mattel's holiday wish: to get its toys on more children's wish lists
    Barbie and her teammates may get a chilly reception from holiday shoppers. After suffering a rough year, toy maker Mattel Inc. is facing an uphill battle during the crucial gift-buying months of November and December. The El Segundo company has...
  • Back to the malls as Black Friday begins

    Day 2 of the holiday shopping rush began quietly in the dark and the cold. Many stores were open by 7 a.m., some only a few hours after closing on Thanksgiving. A few people milled about outside Boynton Beach Mall before the 6 a.m. opening, five hours...
  • Holiday shopping begins at Lehigh Valley Mall

    Holiday shopping begins at Lehigh Valley Mall
    Get your game on, shoppers, bargains await at retail outlets across the Lehigh Valley. Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday shopping season, as bargain-hunters lined up for deep discounts at major store chains and malls. The Lehigh...
  • Thousands pack Lake stores to nab holiday deals

    Thousands pack Lake stores to nab holiday deals
    They call themselves the "Molokai Ladies." Every year, the four women from a Bassville Park mobile-home park slip on antler headbands and holiday colors before scouting for deals at Lake Square Mall on Black Friday. "We laugh, then we go out to have...
  • 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...