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Crowds Thinner, Sales Down Black Friday; Retail Analysts Blame Stores Opening On Thanksgiving

For the second straight year, retail data suggests that more people avoided the crowds on Black Friday by avoiding time at home on Thanksgiving Day.

11/29/2014

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Caught On Video: Gas Pump In Castro Valley Keeps Charging Customer After Filling Tank

Gas prices are falling across the Bay Area. But if you’ve filled up in Castro Valley lately, you might want to check your receipt, after a couple discovered an overcharging pump.

11/29/2014

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Car Dealers Jump On Black Friday Bandwagon

More and more, car dealers and manufacturers are getting into the Black Friday sales game, offering consumers thousands in trade-ins and cash-back deals.

11/28/2014

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Price Matching During Holidays Is Easy Money That Many Pass Up

For some holiday shopping is a contact sport, but scoring better deals this holiday season doesn’t even require getting off the couch.

11/28/2014

Green Friday Sales

California Tradition Of ‘Green Friday’ Medical Pot Sales Spreads Nationwide

It’s an annual tradition familiar to medical marijuana users in the Golden State. Now, with recreational pot legal in Washington and Colorado, “Green Friday” has gone national.

11/28/2014

A package delivered by San Francisco-based start-up Doorman. (Doorman via Facebook)

With Online Holiday Shopping Season In Full Swing, San Francisco Start-Up Doorman Aims To Keep Packages Safe

Doorman allows people to get their packages delivered to them, rather than have packages left at their house or missed delivery stickers posted on their door.

11/28/2014

Miguel Anguino has camped outside a San Jose Best Buy ahead of Black Friday for the past four years. (CBS)

Man Waits Outside Best Buy Store In San Jose 11 Days For Black Friday Deals

He is hoping to save as much as $4,000 and has a long shopping list of items to buy.

11/27/2014

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Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids’ Unused Social Security Numbers

Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.

11/26/2014

Lexus of Concord

Know Anyone Who Drives A Lexus? 423,000 Vehicles Recalled For Fuel Leak Fire Risk

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.

11/21/2014

Graco Stroller (credit: Graco/CBS Boston)

Severed Infant Fingertips Lead To Major Stroller Recall

11 models of strollers are being recalled after several children were injured…

11/21/2014

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