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  • Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

    November 28, 2015 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Total sales on Black Friday fell 10 percent to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropped by the same percentage, to... more »
  • Chicago protesters block store entrances

    November 27, 2015 2:55 PM

    CHICAGO - Hundreds of protesters are blocking entrances to stores in Chicago's high-end shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the police shooting of a black teenager. Some of the demonstrators linked arms to form human chains in front of main entrances to stores on both sides of... more »
  • Chicago protest to target main shopping area

    November 27, 2015 10:22 AM

    CHICAGO - Not just holiday shoppers will be taking to Chicago's Magnificent Mile today. Also planned is a protest over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a white police officer. The black teen was shot 16 times. Protesters say they'll be marching down part of Michigan Avenue, in... more »
  • Early Black Friday shoppers are a day late Play Video

    November 27, 2015 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Only a few dozen people were waiting in line for the doors to open for Black Friday. That's because Black Friday now takes place Thanksgiving night for most stores. Many of the same deals that happen Friday took place Thursday night, and the... more »
  • Deputy arrested for assisting with Black Friday theft

    December 12, 2014 11:03 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A then-deputy working a detail at the Walmart here faces charges, accused of conspiring with a woman to steal two televisions on Black Friday. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Ken Garner. He was described in a news release as a "former deputy." Garner had... more »
  • Retail group: Black Friday weekend loses allure

    November 30, 2014 1:28 PM

    NEW YORK - The Black Friday shopping weekend may be losing its mojo. A survey of shoppers released Sunday by the National Retail Federation shows how early discounting, more online shopping and an improving economy have fewer people shopping on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season. Overall,... more »
  • Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

    November 29, 2014 10:31 AM

    NEW YORK - Analysts say Thanksgiving Day and online sales appear to have made Black Friday shopping a little tamer. There were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and less frenzied. What the news is for retailers remains to... more »
  • Few signs of Black Friday madness in Louisiana

    November 28, 2014 12:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Black Friday is known for long lines of bargain hunters willing to stand for hours until doors open. But this scenario is becoming less common as an increasing number of retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and greater volumes of holiday shopping take place online. Retailers... more »
  • Doorsbusters clear shelves

    November 27, 2014 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thanksgiving shopping has definitely caught on. Best Buy in Baton Rouge opened an hour earlier than last year. The line wrapped around the building as shoppers waited for the doors to open at 5 p.m. for the doorbuster deals. Many people were waiting for a Panasonic... more »
  • Shoppers make final preparations for Black Friday Play Video

    November 27, 2014 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the feasting draws to a close on Thanksgiving Day, many Baton Rouge residents will turn their attention toward hitting the stores to cash in on Black Friday savings. The Black Friday tradition of "doorbusters" where one must be at the store when it opens to... more »
  • Stores, shoppers gearing up for Black Friday Play Video

    November 26, 2014 3:50 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Businesses all across the area are stocking shelves getting ready for the mad rush of holiday shoppers. Shoppers in Livingston Parish say it's good to finally shop locally and avoid traffic around Baton Rouge. Before Juban Crossing became a reality many in the parish traveled to... more »
  • More stores say no to Black Thursday shopping Play Video

    October 30, 2014 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Black Friday is just a month away. Some stores plan to open their doors early on Thanksgiving, while others are just saying no. Costco, GameStop and Nordstorm all announced plans to give employees the holiday off to spend with family. The trend to open on... more »
  • Cyber Monday shopping

    December 2, 2013 10:07 AM

    NEW YORK- It's the day of the online deal. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the first working day after the busy holiday weekend. But this year so-called Cyber Monday seems to have... more »
  • Thanksgiving takes more Black Friday sales

    November 30, 2013 5:40 PM

    Thanksgiving Day is eating into Black Friday shopping. Shoppers spent $9.74 billion at stores in the U.S. on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that's typically the busiest shopping day of the year. That's a 13.2 percent drop from a year ago, according to data released Saturday afternoon by retail... more »
  • Not just "Black Friday" anymore

    November 30, 2013 10:27 AM

    This year may cement the transformation of the start of the holiday shopping season into a two-day affair. Black Friday, the official start of the shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, originally was named that because it was when retailers turned a profit, or moved out of the red and... more »
  • Shop small, help grow communities

    November 29, 2013 8:05 PM

    CENTRAL - People are encouraged to support locally-owned businesses this weekend by shopping and eating at homegrown businesses. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage shoppers to spend their holiday money at local mom-and-pop stores. "It's absolutely... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers supporting Gonzales Play Video

    November 29, 2013 1:59 PM

    GONZALES - Black Friday shoppers avoided the crazy crowds and helped Gonzales grow at the same time. "We went last night to Walmart and it was packed but since we got here it was ok I guess. I like this better," said Lamaria Phillips at Tanger Outlet Mall. ... more »
  • Americans in two-day holiday shopping marathon

    November 29, 2013 10:30 AM

    NORTH BERGEN, N.J. - Some shoppers are trying again this morning, after deciding that they didn't want to deal with long lines outside stores on Thanksgiving. A New Jersey man says he was at Wal-Mart last night, hoping to get an iPad Mini, but gave up when he saw the... more »
  • Shoppers hit sales early, before Black Friday Play Video

    November 29, 2013 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Shoppers weren't bothered by the early start to the Christmas shopping season, as they poured into malls and electronic stores hoping for big deals through the evening and morning. Best Buy opened at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and many employees were still working through the evening as... more »
  • Chilly shopping and tailgating

    November 29, 2013 5:57 AM

    Like Thanksgiving, Black Friday is off to a cold start. The day started below freezing and many of us early-risers found it necessary to scrape away some frost on the windshields before setting out for the day. High pressure centered over Virginia will keep our skies mainly clear and our... more »
  • Stores lure shoppers from Thanksgiving dinner Play Video

    November 28, 2013 9:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's some backlash brewing against the mall crawl for holiday savings, but it didn't slow shoppers down. Some were camped out at the Best Buy on Millerville since Wednesday afternoon awaiting the 6 p.m. opening of the store. At the Best Buy near the Mall... more »
  • A cold Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2013 5:55 AM

    As you take the time to enjoy a nice meal with friends and family, perhaps you're also thankful that you are fortunate enough to do so indoors! It's cold today. With a morning temperature checked in around 25° we experienced the coldest morning since March 27, 2013, nearly piercing the... more »
  • Black Friday shoppers already out Play Video

    November 27, 2013 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of shoppers are out before Thanksgiving, and the stores are getting ready for Black Friday. Some shoppers say they're trying to get in before the crowds, while others are shopping now so it wont interfere with watching football. "We're going to the LSU game,... more »
  • More stores opening Thanksgiving Day Play Video

    October 18, 2013 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Add two more stores to the list of those opening on Thanksgiving Day, ahead of the Black Friday rush. After 155 years of being closed on Thanksgiving Day, even Macy's will open. The store says it's opening early to appeal to customers who want to shop... more »

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