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Cautious optimism and a little insanity

With mounds of blingy jeans under a pink Christmas tree, the boutique women’s clothing store Vivo threw open its doors at the stroke of midnight Friday – as did about …


Front Porch: Few fess up to Black Friday

Hard as it is to believe, this column wasn’t the first thing some of you looked for in today’s paper. Instead, many of you lugged your super-sized Spokesman-Review into your …


Vestal: Enjoy all you’re thankful for on Friday

Sleep in. Stay home. Take the dog for a walk. Read a book. Watch TV. Pick hunks of turkey off the carcass, standing in the kitchen in your sock feet, …


Steer clear of debt in holiday shopping season

Black Friday deals are starting early this year, and that means more pressure to spend spend spend. As the holiday shopping season expands and retailers make impulse buys ever-easier via …


Alleged pepper spraying shopper surrenders

A woman who allegedly fired pepper spray at other customers during a Black Friday sale has surrendered to authorities, Los Angeles police said Saturday.


WSU prof: you can resist impulse buying

The siren call of Black Friday specials proved irresistible to many shoppers, who left the malls with extra shopping bags and additional credit card charges. Impulse buying – the sudden, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 25, 2011

Violence mars some Black Friday shopping events

A shopper in Los Angeles pepper-sprayed her competition for an Xbox and scuffles broke out elsewhere around the U.S. as bargain-hunters crowded malls and big-box stores in an earlier-than-usual start …


Bargain hunters hold all-night shop-a-thon

Christi Palmer started her Christmas shopping push at 5:30 a.m. – Thursday. Palmer said she was in line for the 6 a.m. opening at Kmart and was out of the …


U.S. shoppers crowd malls all night long

Bargain shoppers, braving rain or frigid weather, crowded the nation’s stores and malls in the wee hours of the night to get their hands on deals from TVs to toys …


Business owner organizing Black Friday challenge

Black Friday is the day shoppers traditionally go running frantically all over town for the best deal on everything from toasters to LEGOs to yard furniture to pantyhose. On this …


Retailers pushing the limits to bring in hoards of buyers

NEW YORK – With just days before the official kickoff of the year’s biggest shopping season, consumers are hitting the dozens of websites that track holiday sales and finding TVs, …


Those leaks about sales may be coming from stores

CHICAGO – The retail industry apparently has more leaks than a rusty water pipe. Just look at the advertisements for Black Friday megasales posted on “deal” websites weeks before the …


Online retailers rev up deals to keep up momentum

Retail Web sites kept amping up the deals Monday, the first day after the Thanksgiving holiday, to try to maintain the long weekend’s strong online sales.


Economy doesn’t deter bargain hunters

Shoppers by the thousands shrugged off spending worries in the wee morning hours this and grabbed discounted merchandise ranging from big-screen televisions to socks.


Rush starts as holiday shopping season revs up

The nation’s retailers are ushering in the traditional start of the holiday shopping season with expanded hours and deep discounts on everything from toys to TVs to lure crowds of …


A bargain hunter’s day

Shoppers thronged local retail stores Friday morning, snapping up bargains on electronics, toys and jewelry. Parking lots were crowded and checkout lines were long. But while Inland Northwest consumers turned …