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How Heavy Discounts Eroded Holiday Weekend Sales

Half of American shoppers believe that the best deals of the year are available on Black Friday. How then to account for the fact that those shoppers turned out in ...
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Americans Spend Record $3.45 Billion on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday 2016 is now in the books with, as expected, a new record for the largest online sales day in history. Spending reached a total of $3.45 billion, up ...
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Amazon Releases Cyber Monday Electronics Deals Early

Never one to be slow out of the blocks, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) kicked off its Cyber Monday promotion on Saturday. Amazon Prime members get first crack at the retailer's ...
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10 Items Selling for Under $10 at Amazon

Black Friday has arrived and with it a blizzard of promotions and deals on everything from major appliances to knit hats. The run-up to Black Friday has been longer than ...
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Thanksgiving Mobile Sales Surge 58%

The shift in online shopping from desktop computers to mobile devices is surging again this year as 58.6% of Thanksgiving Day shoppers used their smartphones and tablets to make purchases. ...
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Top Choice for Black Friday Electronics Deals: Best Buy

Among U.S. consumers planning to hit the stores on Black Friday, half said that they plan to make a stop at Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY). The store was ...
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Black Friday Weather Forecast Looking Good for Retailers

Brick-and-mortar retailers are keenly aware of how the weather affects store traffic and, ultimately, customer spending. Cold, stormy weather on Black Friday could very well keep shoppers snug at home, ...
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Will More Black Friday Discounts Offset Pre-Election Slump?

U.S. retailers should probably be grateful that presidential elections only happen every four years. In the two weeks leading up to the elections, consumers kept their hands firmly on their wallets, despite ...
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Election Kills Online Sales

In the two-week period beginning November 1 and ending November 14, U.S. online sales increased by just 1.3% year over year, compared with an estimate calling for sales growth of ...
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Amazon Adds Home Services in 20 US Cities

Just bought one of those big-screen TVs and need some professional help mounting it on the wall? Or maybe assembling that new gas grill looks more daunting than you thought ...
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Best Buy Previews Black Friday Deals

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) released what the company called a preview of its Black Friday promotional brochure. The deals will be available in most stores ...
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How Trump Election Could Affect Nike and Discount Clothing Stores

Analysts everywhere are revisiting their recommendations following Tuesday's surprise election victory by Donald Trump. Based on statements by Trump when he was campaigning, there probably are a few general lessons ...
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A Third of Americans Hate Black Friday

Black Friday is in danger of becoming a tradition more honored in the breach than in the observance. For the past two years, Black Friday retail sales have been surpassed ...
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Toys ‘R’ US Reveals Black Friday Shopping Plans

The world's leading toy and baby products store, Toys "R" Us, on Monday revealed store hours and other details for Black Friday 2016. Most of the company's stores will open ...
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Best Buy Pushes Virtual Reality Ahead of Holidays

Are virtual reality (VR) headsets the next big thing for consumer electronics or are they the next big thing for tech company marketers? The devices get a lot of ink ...
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