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FILE: Customers shop at the Jacques Torres Chocolate Heaven store on February 13, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Chocolate Is Not Just For Lovers This Valentine’s Day

The National Retail Federation said Americans spend more than $17 billion on Valentine’s Day, including $3 million on candy.

02/14/2014

People carry shopping bags along Broadway  in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stores Hoping For Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Spree

Stores are hoping Americans who’ve been tight-fisted with their money will get the last-minute itch to buy in the final week of the holiday shopping season.

12/24/2013

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Friday Fades To Black, But Consumers Have Their Eyes On Cyber Monday

Black Friday 2013 was so big it couldn’t fit into just one day. Holiday shoppers were out in full force Friday night. Some of the nation’s biggest stores have been open since Thursday night.

11/29/2013

Customers line up to pay for their items at Toys"R"Us in Times Square on Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City.  Black Friday shopping began early again this year with most major retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving day. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Black Friday Shoppers Flock To Stores To Snag Best Deals

With Thanksgiving here and gone and Chanukah in full effect, the mad rush of the holiday shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday.

11/29/2013

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Deals Already Hitting Stores To Make Up For Shortened Holiday Shopping Season

This year, there are six fewer days to shop between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are four full shopping weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, compared with five last year.

11/01/2013

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Experts Offer Tips For Saving While Doing Back-To-School Shopping

The National Retail Federation said the average family will spend about $700 this year on school supplies.

08/13/2013

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Temporary Deal Averts Strike By Longshoremen At East Coast Ports

The extension came after the union and an alliance of port operators and shipping lines resolved one of the stickier points in their months-long contract negotiations, involving royalty payments to the longshoremen for each container they unload.

12/28/2012

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Group: ‘Super Saturday’ Shopping In Herald Square Up Compared To Last Year

This year, the 34th Street Partnership counted 21,966 shopping bags. The group counted 17,290 bags last year, marking a 27 percent increase this year.

12/23/2012

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Experts Estimate $1.5 Billion In Sales On Cyber Monday

Americans clicked away for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history.

11/26/2012

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Shoppers Get Ready For Cyber Monday Deals

For the overall holiday season, research firm comScore predicts online sales will be up 17 percent to $43.4 billion. And the firm expects online sales to surpass 10 percent of total retail spending this holiday season.

11/25/2012

Toys 'R' Us store in Times Square (credit: Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

It’s A Science: Bargain Hunters Crowd Tri-State Stores For Black Friday Deals

Shoppers hungry for deals were filling stores across the region, hoping to score big ticket items at small prices.

11/23/2012

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Black Friday Shopping Begins Thursday For Many Large Retail Chains

A big Thanksgiving tradition usually comes a day after the holiday, but now more and more stores are starting Black Friday on Thursday.

11/22/2012

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Possible Port Workers Strike Could Impact Holiday Shopping Season

The dock workers at ports from Maine to Texas are in a contract dispute with shipping companies.

09/06/2012

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Last-Minute Shoppers Feel The Rush

The clock is ticking and stores are coming closer to closing as Christmas Eve comes to an end. But as those hours wind down, so do the opportunities to buy last-minute Christmas gifts.

12/24/2010

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Gift Cards Expected To Be Year’s Most Popular Present

Over the past two years, gift card sales were starting to cool, but people are spending more now, and they’re getting protections from the government.

11/26/2010

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