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  • 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...
  • Cardin introduces consumption tax language

    Cardin introduces consumption tax language
    WASHINGTON -- After years of advocating for an overhaul of the nation's tax code, Sen. Ben Cardin took a tentative first step toward that goal on Thursday by introducing legislation to replace much of the current income tax with what he calls a...
  • November retail sales beat expectations as gas prices fall

    Retail sales rose more than expected in November as consumers took advantage of falling gasoline prices and an improving job market to go shopping. The jolly report for the first days of the crucial holiday spending season adds to other indicators of...
  • Fewer shoppers say they'll be out on Thanksgiving

    Fewer shoppers say they'll be out on Thanksgiving
    Despite many retailers' plans to open their doors earlier on Thanksgiving Day, fewer consumers say they expect to shop during the holiday this year than last, possibly an indication that improved economic conditions means people are less desperate for the...
  • '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...
  • 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...