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Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list – but a one-day …


Bargain hunters roil retailers looking for Black Friday bounce

Thrifty U.S. consumers carefully picked over Black Friday discounts during the four-day weekend, leaving retailers with less money in their registers and a lukewarm kickoff to the holiday season.


Shoppers show up big for Black Friday sales at Cascade Mall

Past shooting at Burlington, Wash., mall doesn’t slow shoppers from taking on Black Friday.


Black Friday crowds smaller than expected

Friday morning turned out to be just right for shoppers who don’t like crowds.


Shoppers hunt for deals, hit the shops for entertainment

Shoppers were on the hunt for deals and were at the stores for entertainment Friday as malls opened for what is still one of the busiest days of the year, …


Black Friday or Apple Cup? You can do both

There are deals to be had in stores during Black Friday sales, but there’s just one tiny problem this year. The Apple Cup.


Some gobble down turkey, then shop to start holiday season

Thanksgiving Day, rather than the day afterward, has become the start of the holiday shopping season in a shift that delights some and disgusts others.


Black Friday will be soggy and chilly

Black Friday looks like it will be soggy Friday


Black Friday has spread way beyond one day; here’s what you need to know

You’ve seen the TV commercials promising “Black Friday prices now!” for the last couple of weeks and online retailers have bombarded your email inbox with special deals and free holiday …


Tips for making the most out of Black Friday

Serious deal-seekers are already planning their Thanksgiving weekend shopping, and experts believe that once again the holiday itself may offer better deals than Black Friday the day afterward.


Major retailers mixed on embracing Thanksgiving hours

This year, a number of chains kept their Thanksgiving plans under wraps, which heightened speculation that turkey day might be reverting to its shop-free roots.


Tips for getting deals for the Black Friday weekend

Serious deal-seekers are already planning their Thanksgiving weekend shopping, and experts believe that once again the holiday itself may offer better deals than Black Friday the day afterward.


Thanksgiving Day shopping is here to stay – with some tweaks

Thanksgiving Day shopping – a delight to some, an anathema to others – isn’t going away, but some stores are rethinking their strategies on whether it makes sense to be …


REI to close again for Black Friday

NEW YORK – Specialty outdoor retailer REI will keep its stores closed on the day after Thanksgiving for the second straight year, even though it’s one of the busiest shopping …


Mall of America bucks trend by closing on Thanksgiving

Bucking the trend in recent years of Black Friday shopping encroaching into Thanksgiving, the nation’s biggest mall has decided not to open on the holiday this year


BBB Tip of the Week: Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shoppers get to continue enjoying the holiday spirit with Giving Tuesday.


Some families avoid the Black Friday shopping crush and head outdoors

Many Inland Northwest residents headed outside Friday to celebrate the region’s natural beauty. Some were inspired by outdoor retailer REI, which closed its stores so employees could take a paid …


Thanksgiving sales temper Black Friday frenzy

Malls and stores around Spokane were humming with shoppers on Black Friday, but many said the traditional frenzy to score the best deals in the early morning seems to be …


Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

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 …


Free bus rides on Black Friday

The Spokane Transit Authority is giving free bus rides on all routes Friday.


Spokane marijuana businesses offer ‘Green Friday’ deals

Spokane’s newest and most-scrutinized retailers opened their doors with deals for their first Black (or Green) Friday, as the fledgling legal marijuana market continues its march toward competition not only …


Earlier store opening times thin Black Friday crowd

Spokane retailers had no shortage of shoppers on Black Friday, but the long lines and early morning mad dashes to buy coveted merchandise are now the exception, not the norm. …


Protests shut town three malls near Ferguson

Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year and then marched in front of the Ferguson police …


Health insurance signups coming to shopping malls

CHICAGO — The Obama administration is bringing the Affordable Care Act to the mall for the busiest shopping days of the holiday season.


Black Friday: Record crowds, lower spending during weekend

NEW YORK – Did stores shoot themselves in the foot? Target, Macy’s and other retailers offered holiday discounts in early November and opened stores on Thanksgiving Day. It was an …


Some shoppers opt for Thanksgiving Day deals

Normally, Lisa Thompson is pulling a turkey out of the oven at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving day while her extended family gathers for a leisurely afternoon of feasting. This year, …


Old-fashioned holiday feel greets visitors to Dayton

It starts the day after Thanksgiving, and there will be things to buy, if that’s your thing. But rather than door-buster $98 HDTVs, the city of Dayton, Wash., is offering …


BBB Tip of the Week: Preparing for holiday deals

As we get closer to the holidays, shoppers are preparing to get the most for their dollar. For anyone braving the crowds for super deals on Black Friday, the Better …


Thanks, but no sale: Local retailers won’t be open on holiday

While some consumers are signing Facebook pledges to refuse to shop on Thanksgiving, several Spokane store owners are keeping their doors shut on Nov. 28 to underline the same message: …


Native American Heritage Day proposed as holiday name

OLYMPIA – The day after Thanksgiving would no longer be Black Friday or leftover turkey day in Washington state under a proposal approved unanimously Tuesday by a House committee. Instead, …