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Black Friday

Crowd of people in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Black Friday: Booming Bay Area Economy May Boost Sales This Season

Bay Area consumers are likely to buy more than others around the country this holiday season because of the pace of the economic recovery here, according to some economists.

11/29/2013

Shoppers camp outside the Best Buy store in Pleasant Hill on November 27, 2013, in anticipation of deals on Thanksgiving Day. (CBS)

Bay Area Shoppers Camp Out, Forgo Turkey For Thanksgiving Deals

Traditionally Black Friday began with “doorbuster” sales early the morning following Thanksgiving, however more stores are offering the deals on Turkey Day itself.

11/28/2013

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Larry Magid: Online Holiday Shopping Dangers

If you’re venturing out online for some of your holiday shopping, beware. Danger lurks for those who are not careful when it comes to making online purchases with a credit card.

11/26/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Early Black Friday Deals May Be A Mixed Bag

With Black Friday still the most popular day to shop during the holidays according to a new CBS News poll, more retailers than ever will now be open on Thanksgiving Day, even as retail experts warn not every holiday deal is as great as it sounds.

11/21/2013

Shopping on Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills, California. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping

The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals…

11/05/2013

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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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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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ConsumerWatch: Retailers Cancel Many Black Friday Deals

Online retailers made more than $1 billion in online sales during Black Friday and the long holiday weekend. But several retailers failed to deliver on thousands of those deals.

12/11/2012

Cyber Monday

Calif. Officials Remind ‘Cyber Monday’ Shoppers To Pay State Taxes

The California State Board of Equalization issued a reminder Monday that people who buy products from websites both within and outside the state must pay sales taxes, even if they are not charged at the time of sale.

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

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