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Sue Lani Madsen: Expansion of shopping holidays clutters the calendar

Did you celebrate Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day this year? Both holidays are informally scheduled on the Friday after Thanksgiving on the expanding seasonal calendar of named days. According …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Black Friday frenzy goes global – and not everyone’s happy

People don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France, or Denmark, or the Czech Republic – but they do shop on Black Friday

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

WSU study: Shoppers support brick-and-mortar stores

Despite the availability of online retail, many consumers in the Pacific Northwest still prefer to do their holiday shopping at brick-and-mortar stores, according to a Washington State University study.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Thanksgiving opening makes for saner Black Friday shopping

Those shopping Friday suggested the continuing trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving has made Black Friday a tamer affair.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Head start on holiday deals tempers Black Friday frenzy

Early deals dampen Black Friday frenzy after retailers gave shoppers a head start to compensate for shorter holiday shopping season

Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday

Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer.

From socks to recliners, Spokane-area retailers share their best-selling Black Friday items

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue to be the most popular days to shop for holiday gifts online and at big-box stores, Spokane retailers are gearing up to meet …

Spokane-area shoppers mirror a regional tendency toward holiday-spending frugality, research shows

Although retail analysts predict consumers nationwide will spend more on Christmas gifts this year because of job growth and higher wages, a recent study indicates Spokane residents will keep their …

Two San Diego teens killed execution-style in triple slaying in Tijuana

Two San Diego teenagers who took a Black Friday trip to Ensenada, Mexico, were shot and killed execution-style in a triple homicide Sunday morning at a Tijuana apartment complex, according …

‘Mrs. Santa’ and her ‘elves’ prepare for another season of giving at the Spokane Guild School on Black Friday

Marilyn Henderson, the retired program coordinator at the school for children with developmental disabilities, is prepping for yet another season of giving away toys to families. Henderson, who signs letters …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Black Friday crowds small, but determined, at locations throughout Spokane

Stores were bustling Friday morning but most early bargain hunters said it didn’t seem like the rush was as intense as it had been in past years. With several stores …

Amazon staff in Europe protest to coincide with Black Friday

Some of Amazon’s workers in Europe are protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to disrupt operations on Black Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Stores fighting for Black Friday sales aim for convenience

Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts – and also to take …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

1 person dead, 2 others hurt after Alabama mall shooting

A man was shot and killed by police after a fight at an Alabama mall ahead of Black Friday shopping resulted in gunfire that injured a teenager and a 12-year-old …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Shoppers get a day early start on Black Friday shopping

Firas Alhasani had a plan. Get in. Get the TV. Get out. Such is the life of a Black Friday shopper. Especially one who shows up three hours early to …

A holiday miracle? Stores try to cut down on long lines

Retailers will once again offer big deals and early hours to lure shoppers into their stores for the start of the holiday season. But they’ll also try to get shoppers …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

Find out when Spokane-area stores are open for Black Friday

For those wanting to plan their shopping excursions Thanksgiving Day and Friday, here’s a list of Black Friday hours for a score of area stores.

Fish Black Friday for big rainbow trout

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering anglers opportunities for tight lines rather than long lines on the day after Thanksgiving.

Cyber Monday orders are in. Retailers now giving perks for patience.

Retailers and United Parcel Service are trying to give customers accustomed to quick deliveries a few incentives to be patient, following the Black Friday-through-Cyber Monday shopping spree.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Black Friday deals likely boosted US auto sales in November

Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence could push auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Holiday shopping: Desire for deals, but some impulse buying

As shoppers have bought TVs and toys so far this holiday season, they’ve shown a desire for deals but also an inclination for some impulse spending, retail experts say.

Retail group: Those using both online, stores spending more

A retail trade group estimates that people who shopped both online and in stores from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday spent more than those who stuck to one or the other.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017

Tech firm: Thanksgiving-Black Friday sales rose 11.9 percent

Despite holiday deals all month, shoppers still picked up their spending on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, one technology company says.

Guns were Black Friday must-haves, going by the FBI’s record 203,086 background-check requests

For decades, the term “Black Friday” has conjured up distinct images: Turkey-stuffed consumers awake at insanely early hours of the morning, bursting into big-box stores to fight over flat screen …

Bezos fortune hits $100 billion on Black Friday stock surge

Jeff Bezos is the world’s newest $100 billion mogul.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with “Black Friday” to demand …

What stores are open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?

The turkey may still be brining, but this year’s holiday discounts have already begun.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017

Two-thirds of Northwest shoppers will stay clear of stores on Black Friday, WSU survey finds

Black Friday shopping appears to be losing its luster as a post-Thanksgiving ritual, with nearly 65 percent of Pacific Northwest residents saying they’ll avoid stores that day.

Target to offer shoppers a breather after Thanksgiving

Target is offering shoppers a breather after holiday shopping on Thanksgiving.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017

Mall of America will close on Thanksgiving

The largest shopping mall in the country is again pushing back on early Black Friday sales by closing on Thanksgiving – but this time, it plans to take it a …