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  • Smaller shops counter the Black Friday chaos

    November 27, 2013 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Every year the call to shop rings louder when the holidays roll around. Big box stores and national retailers release their Black Friday specials earlier in November in an increasingly competitive campaign to lure more customers. Small retailers are often left out, unable to compete with... more »
  • US stock futures tick higher on Black Friday

    November 23, 2012 7:51 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures are ticking higher on Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. Retail is a key chunk of the U.S. economy - consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of it. Shopping trends on Black Friday may signal consumers' appetite for... more »
  • Black Friday: Deal or no deal?

    November 26, 2010 11:50 AM

    Millions of people around the country set their alarms early Friday morning; all to try to catch some of the best deals on their holiday wish list. The big question: Do the sales really make a big difference? After all, some shoppers racked-up a lengthy bill. "550-dollars." Leslie Beckman said,... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers line up Thursday

    November 25, 2010 8:04 PM

    A brave few with sales ads in their hand. Shoppers say they're not just here for the deals but the shopping experience. A lone generator buzzes at Best Buy; follow its cord and it leads you to the first tent set-up outside the doors. "If I'm going to be first... more »
  • Retailers Gearing Up for Black Friday

    November 24, 2010 7:32 PM

    It's the super bowl of shopping for most retailers...Black Friday. Now some stores are taking it up a notch and starting a new holiday tradition by opening up doors on Thanksgiving Day. Sears Electronic and Appliance Manager, Robert Elliot, said "it was actually based on customer feedback, customers were wanting... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: November 27, 2009

    November 27, 2009 1:48 PM

    United Blood Services in Lafayette hosts a special Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday. Donors will be entered to win several prizes. If you'd like to donate blood, call 235-LIFE(5433) for more information. Acadiana will be walking in remembrance this Saturday. The 3rd Annual World Aids Walk begins at 11am,... more »
  • Black Friday Preparations

    November 25, 2009 7:45 PM

    It's the day most retailers and consumers dream of, Black Friday. Jamie Delaughter is not one of those consumers, he was out getting his shopping done Wednesday afternoon, hoping to avoid the crowds. "I mean getting up early to try and get any kind of deal that you actually want,... more »
  • Wal-Mart focused on bringing families tremendous savings this holiday season

    November 18, 2009 9:34 AM

    Walmart Serves Up a Week of Early Savings with Prices Like The Day-After-Thanksgiving Retailer Offers Deep Price Reductions Starting This Weekend on Select Toys, Vizio HDTV and a $40 Gift Card with Select "Hero" Gaming Packages BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Nov. 17, 2009) - Focused on bringing families tremendous savings this... more »

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