In our news wrap Friday, Americans swarmed stores and scoured websites for the best Black Friday deals. The retail data firm ShopperTrak estimates today’s sales will hit $23 billion, up more than $2 billion from last year. Violence emerged amidst…
Retailers placed their holiday orders with overseas manufacturers months ago, allowing them to avoid some of the tariffs that were placed on China in September.
By Gretchen Frazee
The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), a consumer watchdog group, just released their annual Trouble in Toyland report.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
New research shows how human emotions affect the likelihood to misbehave on Black Friday, as well as a significant difference between men and women.
By Jaeha Lee, The Conversation
By Richard Coolidge
This year on Black Friday, take your dog for a walk, go on a hike, explore a beach, get out on the water, play a board game, spend time with those who matter.
By Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation
Some pundits claim that Black Friday is dying and is no longer relevant. However, the National Retail Federation issued a strong denunciation of these articles and declared that Black Friday is “far from gone.”…
By Richard Coolidge
Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go…and then to the mall? I have never really understood the concept of Black Friday, and I can’t really think of anything that goes more against the grain of…
Dan Ariely says go ahead, buy that new ski jacket on Black Friday. As a behavioral economist at Duke University, he's studied how people can successfully indulge one day, and then resume normal spending practices for the rest of the…
Wal-Mart investors may now have a say in whether the retailer continues selling high-capacity guns, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
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