holiday shopping season

Bigger paychecks help drive best holiday shopping season in six years
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December 26, 2018 - 1:15 pm
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business (CNN) -- Holiday sales grew at their fastest pace in six years, buoyed by rising wages and a drop in gas prices. Retail spending from November 1 through December 24 increased 5.1% from a year ago, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. Shoppers spent more than $...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston.
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December 03, 2018 - 12:43 pm
By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer Skip the costly electronic games and flashy digital gizmos. Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark...
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Cyber Monday
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November 28, 2018 - 11:39 am
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business (CNN) -- Retailers are battling hard over toys, flat-screen TVs and new tech gadgets this holiday season, and Amazon appears to be in a strong position. The company said on Tuesday that it sold 18 million toys between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. Amazon did...
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Holiday Shopping
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John McDevitt
November 24, 2018 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Saturday across the country, holiday shoppers are supporting local communities. It's the 9th annual Small Business Saturday, started by American Express in 2010 to encourage people to shop at mom-and-pop stores, not just the big guys. Michael Kane, the deputy director...
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In this April 13, 2018, file photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington.
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November 23, 2018 - 12:52 pm
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect...
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Black Friday shoppers at Oxford Valley Mall.
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Dan Wing
November 23, 2018 - 10:06 am
LANGHORNE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The holiday shopping season has officially started. At Oxford Valley Mall, people were ready to spend their money at 5 a.m. Friday. Low temperatures couldn't keep the shoppers away, though the crowds may not be as big as they once were. There was no shortage of...
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Toys Black Friday
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November 21, 2018 - 11:20 am
By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business (CNN) -- Target, Walmart, Amazon, and a spate of big retailers are pouncing on the first holiday shopping season in decades without Toys 'R' Us. Toys 'R' Us closed its doors after 70 years in business earlier this year, leaving behind hundreds of stores and $10...
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