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Target, Best Buy Join ‘Thanksgiving Creep’

More and more stores are announcing that they’ll be open on Thanksgiving, and some will even be opening earlier. It’s a phenomena some call the “Thanksgiving creep.” On Monday, Target announced they would open on 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving – an hour earlier than last year. Another hometown company, Best Buy, will open even earlier, at 6 p.m.

11/11/2013

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Best Buy Opening Its Doors At 6 P.M. On Thanksgiving

Black Friday shopping at Best Buy will kick off at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the company said in a release. Stores will then remain open until 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Best Buy said customers wanted to shop on Thanksgiving evening last year, so the Richfield-based company is catering to that trend.

11/08/2013

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Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping

While many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activity on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals.

11/05/2013

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Consumer Review: 5 Hottest Items Of 2013

What sold big over 2013 and is sure to sell big in the last month of the year? If you are looking for a great gift, or just a fun item for yourself, here are some great choices.

11/01/2013

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Guide To Savings: Black Friday Apps

Forget spending your Thanksgiving searching through the newspaper for the best bargains and deals. Download one of these free apps and use your smartphone to guide you to all the savings.

11/01/2013

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What Will We Spend This Holiday Season?

A new holiday shopping survey shows people plan to spend more this holiday shopping season, but for the first time ever, stores are not the first place people are going. Most consumers, who were surveyed by the finance company Deloitte, said the Internet is their top shopping destination.

10/22/2013

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Last-Minute Shoppers Take Their Chances

Christmas shopping sales aren’t expected to be as good as retailers had hoped, but lots of shoppers out Monday might make up some of that difference.

12/24/2012

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Stores Packed With Last-Minute Shoppers

If you’re heading out to the stores this weekend – be ready for long lines and busy stores.

12/22/2012

Retailers Hope For Strong Christmas Season

Waiting Pays Off For Holiday Bargain Hunters

The number of last-minute holiday shoppers could actually beat the crowds seen on Black Friday.

12/21/2012

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Record-Breaking Cyber Monday Sales Projected

If many of your co-workers seemed a little less productive today you might chalk it up to online shopping. Monday is affectionately known as Cyber Monday – when retailers put deals online that are simply too good to pass up.

11/26/2012

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Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

Go Green Saturday

‘Go Green Saturday’ Seeks To Boost St. Paul Businesses

The shopping’s not done yet. Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, which has shoppers heading out to their local stores.

11/24/2012

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Wal-Mart Workers & Unions Protest On Black Friday

Hundreds gathered outside the Wal-Mart store on Friday along University Avenue in St. Paul. They were some workers who had walked off the job, and others were members of labor unions lending their support.

11/23/2012

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Wintry Weather Causes Headaches, Holiday Cheer

Besides the mashed potatoes and stuffing – Thanksgiving also served up some snow and cold.

11/23/2012

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Black Friday Creeps Into Thanksgiving Permanently?

This season could mark the end of Black Friday as we know it. For decades, stores have opened their doors in the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving.

11/23/2012

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