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5 Websites Where We Spent the Most on Black Friday

Amazon takes the cake with a 35.7% share of spending

(Newser) - Black Friday sales were up 7% this year over 2014 while Thanksgiving Day sales jumped 16%, according to Slice Intelligence 's analysis of online sales data. Not only that, but the weeks leading up to the biggest shopping day of the year saw a 14% boost with many sales... More »

Nordstrom Worker Fired for Personal Facebook Post

Aaron Hodges' post allegedly promoted the killing of white cops

(Newser) - Social media has sunk yet another user , this one a Nordstrom employee whose Facebook account reportedly featured both a photo of himself inside a downtown Portland Nordstrom location and an extreme post about killing white cops. KGW reports that Aaron Hodges' Facebook account is no longer live, but screenshots allegedly... More »

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are Making People Rich

Demand for festive garb shows no sign of slowing

(Newser) - It's time to raid your grandma's closet for all those bauble-covered holiday jumpers, because ugly Christmas sweaters are the coolest thing in festive fashion—and a booming business. Not only do many retailers carry the hideous getups—sometimes with a hefty price tag—the sweaters have their own... More »

Woman Dies in Black Friday Murder-Suicide

Nadia Ezaldein had been critically injured by ex-boyfriend at Nordstrom

(Newser) - Authorities say a woman who was shot by her ex-boyfriend inside a Nordstrom in Chicago before he turned the gun on himself has died. The Cook County medical examiner's office says 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein was pronounced dead at 3:43pm yesterday. The medical examiner had previously identified the male... More »

1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Department Store Shooting

Chicago police say violence at Nordstrom was a domestic incident

(Newser) - A man is dead and a woman critically injured after a domestic incident flared into a nightmare for Black Friday shoppers inside a busy department store in Chicago, reports the Sun-Times . Police say a 31-year-old man approached a 22-year-old woman, identified as either his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend, and shot her... More »

Some Stores Buck Trend of Opening on Thanksgiving

But holiday shoppers will still have plenty of options

(Newser) - The state of Black Friday mania is such that stores can now make headlines for announcing they'll be closed on Thanksgiving. Nordstrom, GameStop, and Costco are among the big-name retailers who will give employees the holiday off, reports CNNMoney . Nordstrom has made a tradition of the move in recent... More »

5 Stores That Refuse to Open on Black Thursday

Don't line up outside Costco, TJ Maxx, Marshalls

(Newser) - There are plenty of stores ready to compete with Grandma's pumpkin pie tomorrow, but a handful are holding back. 24/7 Wall St. rounds up those that won't be participating in the mayhem of Thanksgiving Day shopping, and notes they may even see a jump in sales on Friday... More »

Your Phone Is Helping Stores Spy on You

Retailers tracking your location, patterns

(Newser) - These days, it's not just online retailers that are tracking consumers' every move: Physical stores are doing it, too, thanks to video footage and the smartphone in your pocket. Companies want to know which customers are returning, which sections they're visiting, and even which way they turn after... More »

Citi Paces Dow's 248-Point Drop

Economic news and financial upheaval mean losses for stocks

(Newser) - Financial shares led stocks to deep losses today as a set of economic reports did little to reassure investors, MarketWatch reports. Citigroup lost 23.05% on news it will shed several units, while an index fund of financial shares dropped nearly 5%. The Dow closed down 248.42 at 8,... More »

Retail Pummels Stocks; Dow Off 338

Weekly declines inflated by Friday sell-off

(Newser) - Poor earnings dragged the markets down today, as consumers’ reluctance to spend continues to hammer firms reliant on discretionary spending, MarketWatch reports. The day's losses capped weekly declines of at least 5% for all the indices. The Dow fell 337.94 to close at 8,497. The Nasdaq lost 79.... More »

Outlets Keep Luxury Stores Afloat

No frills, but great prices, greet customers at outlets, which are a growth sector

(Newser) - In a stagnant economy, luxury retailers are opening off-price outlet stores at a faster clip, drawing in customers with sale prices they’d never see at a flagship, BusinessWeek reports. Including such names as Saks, Nordstrom and Coach, a trend is emerging: While visits and sales at boutique stores are... More »

Dismal Day Ends Dismal Week

Housing, oil continue to pummel equities

(Newser) - Stocks fell today, rounding out a gloomy week as the familiar themes of housing malaise and energy costs manifested in widespread big losses, MarketWatch reports. The Dow fell 145.99 to close at 12,479.63, the Nasdaq lost 19.91, settling at 2,444.67, and the S&P... More »

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