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Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

12/11/2014

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How To Maximize Your Holiday Gift Giving By Shopping Smart

KCBS In Depth spoke with consumer psychologist Kit Yarrow about the dynamic between merchants and shoppers this holiday buying season and she gives some tips to keep shoppers from being their own worst enemies while hunting for the perfect gift.

12/08/2014

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Online Holiday Shoppers Beware: Cyber Criminals Preying On Easy Targets

A few wrong computer clicks could land you in trouble this holiday shopping season.

12/01/2014

A robot moves products on the floor of an Amazon warehouse in Tracy, California. (CBS)

Amazon Deploys Robots To Boost Holiday Distribution At Tracy Facility

Today marks “Cyber Monday” which traditionally is Amazon. com’s biggest day of online shopping and this year the company has implemented robots to make distributions run more efficiently.

12/01/2014

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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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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

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

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez says holiday workers deserve to earn extra pay. (CBS SF)

Proposed California Bill Would Offer Double Pay For Working Thanksgiving, Christmas Shifts

With more and more stores opening on Thanksgiving, proposed legislation in California could ensure workers get paid extra for spending the holidays at work instead of with their families.

11/28/2014

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Best Buy Website Back After Crashing For Over An Hour On Black Friday

The Best Buy website is back up again after reportedly experiencing technical problems on Black Friday, one of the most busiest shopping days of the year.

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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