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U.S. stocks ended narrowly mixed in light volume trade, under some pressure from declines in Disney and oil prices.
Nov 27- Wall Street was little changed in light trading on Friday, with consumer stocks falling as investors worried about early reports on the U.S. holiday shopping season and Disney weighed. U.S. stock markets were scheduled to close three hours early at 1 p.m. ET after being shuttered all day Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday. "We're going to get today over...
PITTSBURGH/ CHICAGO, Nov 27- Crowds were thin at U.S. stores and shopping malls in the early hours of Black Friday and on Thanksgiving evening as shoppers responded to early holiday discounts with caution and bad weather hurt turnout. That reflects the new normal of U.S. holiday shopping, where stores open up with deals on Thanksgiving Thursday itself, rather than...
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Many shoppers headed out to stores on Thanksgiving evening, a month before Christmas, reflecting the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping, which was traditionally kicked off the next day, Black Friday. In an effort to attract the most eager holiday shoppers and fend off competition from Amazon.com Inc, U.S. retailers have increasingly extended their holiday...
Retailers offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued.
NEW YORK— The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over. Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. In Denver, for instance, Susan Montoya had nearly an entire Kmart to herself Friday morning.
After opening earlier and earlier on the holiday, this year, most of the more than a dozen major retailers like Macy's, Target and Kohl's are sticking with their 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thanksgiving openings. One big exception: J.C. Penney, which is opening two hours earlier at 3 p.m. on the holiday. And sporting goods chain REI, which was always closed on Thanksgiving, is bowing...
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NEW YORK— The holiday season is upon us. Sure, in the world of toys, anything "Star Wars" is faring well as well as a slew of robotic pets like robotic toy bears from Mattel's Fisher-Price and an interactive unicorn from Hasbro. Nobody dictates trends, "said William Taubman, chief operating officer at Taubman Centers Inc., which operates more than 20 malls in the U.S.
While the broader holiday sales picture isn't all merry and bright, for some retailers, that macro view really doesn't matter.
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Nov 24- Black Friday comes early to Saks Fifth Avenue stores this year. The luxury retailer, owned by Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co, will start Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Chief Executive Jerry Storch said. Others including Target Corp, J.C. Penney Co Inc and Kohl's Corp have also stepped up promotions and deals as they look to grab a piece...
This holiday season will be the first time consumers spend real money on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Is the "buy" button here to stay?
With Black Friday approaching, traders questioned whether traditional retailers could cut into Amazon's digital dominance.
Black Friday has lost its luster, thanks to a deflationary spiral that's turned 40 percent off promotions into just another day at the mall.
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, helped by gains in retail stocks, as investors looked to central banker comments.