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Black Friday

Tips for covering Black Friday 2019

Shopping is often the first word that comes to peoples’ minds when they hear Black Friday. The day after the Thanksgiving holiday is usually the busiest shopping day of the

New angles on the holiday shopping season

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a heartbeat away, and the signs are positive for the retail sector. The National Retail Federation forecasts that this year’s U.S. holiday sales (not counting

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Small Business Saturday story ideas

The day after Thanksgiving is an almost-official holiday devoted to spending money, primarily at large corporate-owned businesses. That doesn’t sit well with a lot of people. Small Business Saturday is

Covering the Black Friday backlash

Recreational Equipment Inc. members got a surprising email this week. The outdoor outfitters collective, known as REI, has decided not to be open on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It wants

Gobble, gobble: A cornucopia of Thanksgiving stories

Hard to believe there are only two weeks left until Thanksgiving, the day of eating, parades, football, traveling and — increasingly — shopping.   Each pasttime offers its own cornucopia of business angles.  Here

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