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Apple, which is not known for discounts, sent out emails offering some Black Friday gift cards for purchasers of its products, AllThingsD reports.
In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online is being tracked aggressively with help from technology.
Black Friday sales have accounted for anywhere from 44 percent to 49 percent of all holiday season sales, according to the National Retail Federation.
Victor Anthony, Topeka Capital Markets internet analyst, explains why he thinks eBay is headed higher.
James Dunigan, PNC Wealth Management CIO, digs into the trust cost of Christmas.
Eyeing the retail sector just after Black Friday, with Dana Telsey, CEO of Telsey Advisory Group. "More retailers will open on Thanksgiving next year," she says.
Jason O'Connell, research director at Boston Private Bank & Trust and George Tsapouris, investment strategist at Coutts, discuss U.K. and U.S. consumption as the holiday shopping season has started.
Bryan Roberts, retail insights director at Kantar Retail, talks about the U.K.'s Black Friday and Cyber Monday and says the former should bring spending forward "rather than being incremental."
Michael Gurka, Managing Director at Spectrum Asset Management breaks down the Black Friday sales.
CNBC producers Krista Braun and Bree Kelly report traffic at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey has picked up, especially for retailers with discounted apparel.
Edgar Huber, Land's End president and CEO, reports very strong numbers for this Black Friday shopping weekend thus far. Huber says the business volume for "Cyber Monday" is also expected to be extremely high.
Sales that began Thursday continued through Friday. Many people complained about the early start, but still they went out shopping anyway.
With FedEx preparing for Cyber Monday, Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx senior vice president of services, says Cyber Monday will be its busiest day in the history of FedEx.
The struggle of low-income workers, many in retailing, is adding momentum to efforts to increase the federal minimum wage. The NYT reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on protests happening at 1,500 Wal-Marts around the country today. Ten protesters have been arrested outside a Wal-Mart in Chicago including 2 employees.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Dayton Ohio. Reagan says foot traffic is pretty good.
Loren Bendele, founder and president of Savings.com, talks about the U.S.'s post-Thanksgiving Black Friday, and how consumers are increasingly using internet to find the best offers.
Finding the best shopping travel deals, with Christopher Soder, Priceline.com North America CEO.
Jay Henderson, IBM Smarter Commerce, sees really strong performance for online retailers this holiday season. Henderson reports 19 percent growth on Thanksgiving Day for online sales alone.
The "Closing Bell" team gauges the Black Friday pulse with shoppers at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey.
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