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Some retailers didn’t wait for the predawn hours of Black Friday this year. They were open before breakfast on Thanksgiving Day, and customers were waiting. The NYT reports.
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If you just decided to join the Black Friday crunch but didn't prepare well, don't despair: Just pick up your smartphone.
Paul Swinand, Equity Analyst at Morningstar explains why Tiffany continues to sparkle with earnings.
The deals are aplenty after retailers ordered too much holiday merchandise back when the economy was rosier.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on protests happening at 1,500 Wal-Marts around the country today, mostly over low wages.
Steven Tanger, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers president and CEO, says today's Black Friday was more robust than anticipated. Tanger is also expecting a good holiday season.
Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen Interiors chairman and CEO, says discounting is like a craze; retailers follow each other. It is a race to not making money, he adds.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports more than 1,000 people were in line last night to shop at a Target in Los Angeles that opened at 8 pm Thanksgiving night.
Ultra-bear Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Friday that the same easy money policies affecting stock and bond prices drive speculative on the controversial digital currency bitcoin, which crossed the $1,200 briefly Friday morning.
Burned by debt, and burdened by minuscule wage growth, the working poor are spurning plastic and returning to a retro way to stay on budget.
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Increased online grocery shopping presents a problem for producers of the candy, magazines and drinks.
Black Friday may not be the best time to get a holiday deal. Retailers often mark up items by 70 percent to 80 percent of the initial cost, said an industry veteran.
Amazon made Black Friday into a week-long celebration. Craig Berman, Amazon.com vice president, provides insight. "The partnership with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver on Sundays is going to be fun to see this season," he says.
South Korea's higher-than-expected industrial production data could presage a stronger Christmas shopping season in Europe and the U.S.
King Lip, Chief Investment Officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management, says U.S. retailers must operate longer and earlier with heavier discounts to cover the shorter holiday season this year.
Rahul Sharma, founder of Neev Capital, says retailers use Black Friday to create excitement and get people shopping.
Garry Hogarth, CEO of Agent Provacateur, discusses the lingerie market and the "50 Shades of Grey" effect.
Mikihiko Yamato, Deputy Head of Research at Ji Asia, talks about Fast Retailing's recent expansion into U.S. markets, and explains why they will enjoy this adventure.