Black Friday 2011: Best Walmart, Amazon Deals for 'Black November'

Black Friday may not be until Nov. 25, but Amazon, Walmart and computer store Newegg promise a Black November with deals and pre-order discounts throughout the month. View our list of the best deals so far, and remember that most items (like those that change every 6-8 hours on will sell out fast!

US consumer confidence touches 6-month high in Dec.

Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved to its best level in six months during December but the state of consumers' finances still remains grim, the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Survey said on Thursday.

Number of Black Friday Weekend shoppers increase from last year

The National Retail Federation (NRF) said that 212 million U.S. shoppers visited stores and websites over the Black Friday weekend, up from 195 million last year. Moreover, the average shopper spent $365.34 this weekend, up from last year’s $343.31 figure.

Cyber Monday shopping to rise 11 pct

Over 106 million Americans plan to shop on Cyber Monday, the ceremonial kickoff to the online holiday shopping season, up significantly from the estimated 96.5 million who shopped last year, a survey showed.

Black Friday Online Spending Rises

The U.S. online retail sector delivered double digit growth on Black Friday 2010 compared with the year-ago levels, according to a report from IBM. The findings showed that online sales rose 15.9 percent, with consumers pushing the average order value up 12.1 percent to $190.80.

Black Friday is now part of the culture

Beginning well before midnight on Thursday, in malls throughout the nation, the lifeblood of the American economy – the consumers – will start queuing up outside the locked entrances of various retail stores, forming longer and longer lines, clutching ads and lists and coupons, sipping coffee and hot chocolate, rubbing their hands and stomping their feet for warmth, exciting each other with anticipatory chatter, and waiting, waiting for the clock to strike the appointed hour, the clerk to open ...


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People gear up for shopping marathons on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Commonly known as Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. is considered one of the biggest retail days of the year. Most shops in the country start as early as 5 AM and stay open till late, offering massive discounts. Gadgets still top the list among the most sought after category of goods.
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Retail holiday sales improve after dismal 2008

U.S. retailers performed better during the holiday shopping season this year than in historically dismal 2008, in line with lowered expectations, according to data released on Monday.