• How Much Are Americans Willing To Spend This Holiday Shopping Season?

    1 month ago - By NPR

    Black Friday traditionally marks one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and this year is no exception. The retailers are predicting a record-breaking holiday shopping season.
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  • Macy's best Black Friday deals include $65 off an Instant Pot air fryer and $84 off an AeroGarden

    Macy's best Black Friday deals include $65 off an Instant Pot air fryer and $84 off an AeroGarden

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement
    Macy's is always a great store to shop for deals on holiday decor, home goods, kitchen appliances, and clothing all in one place.
    The best Black Friday deals you can shop right now include $65 off an Instant Pot air fryer and $84 off of an AeroGarden .
    You can even save on mattresses from startups like Casper and Leesa , so you don't need to visit different sites to get all your holiday shopping done.
    We're covering Amazon , Best Buy , Walmart , Target , and more, and you can shop all the best Black Friday 2020 deals here .
    Macy's online Black Friday sale is...
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  • Black Friday 2020: Crowds Down As Online Sales Surge, But Long Lines Still Persist

    1 month ago - By Forbes

    Retailers took steps to reduce in-person crowds Friday amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • The PlayStation 5 is the only product drawing crowds on Black Friday 2020, and it's not even on sale

    The PlayStation 5 is the only product drawing crowds on Black Friday 2020, and it's not even on sale

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The PlayStation 5 appears to be the most in-demand item this Black Friday, and it's not even discounted.
    In stark contrast to the empty malls and big box retailer stores across the United States, GameStop drew massive lines on Black Friday. The crowds weren't there for a big game launch, but for the possibility of snagging the new PlayStation 5 console.
    That's because the PS5 is the hottest product this holiday - so popular that thousands of people were willing to line up amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with infection rates increasing rapidly across the US...
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  • Photos show long lines outside stores like Best Buy and GameStop on Black Friday, despite the CDC labelling in-store shopping as a 'higher-risk' activity

    Photos show long lines outside stores like Best Buy and GameStop on Black Friday, despite the CDC labelling in-store shopping as a 'higher-risk' activity

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Some Americans formed long, crowded lines outside stores this Black Friday, despite the government's warning against indoor shopping.
    Photos showed people tightly lining up outside Best Buy and GameStop locations early Friday morning, many hoping to score the sold-out PlayStation 5. Lines formed outside other stores, like Walmart and Foot Locker, as well.
    Major retailers like Best Buy extended online sales to discourage typical Black Friday crowds, since COVID-19 can spread quickly in large groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified shopping on...
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  • Etsy, Adobe rise; National Oilwell, Comerica fall

    1 month ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday:
    Etsy, up $15.46 to $160.55
    Consumers appeared to prefer shopping from home instead of heading to stores on Black Friday.
    Adobe, up $6.95 to $477.03
    Shares of technology companies led the gains in the overall market.
    Moderna, up $17.85 to $127.03
    The vaccine maker benefitted from a setback for a competitor's COVID-19 vaccine.
    National Oilwell Varco, down 45 cents to $13.15
    Energy companies slumped after posting solid gains earlier in the week.
    MGM Resorts International, up 23 cents to $28.62
    Shares of stocks whose...
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  • Black Friday AirPods deals are still available - save up to $50 on the Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro

    Black Friday AirPods deals are still available - save up to $50 on the Apple AirPods and AirPods Pro

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Apple's AirPods are some of the most popular wireless earbuds in the world, and they're on sale for Black Friday 2020 .
    Earlier we saw an amazing deal on the AirPods Pro, but it has since sold out. We continue to check for stock to return and will update this post if the deal comes back. In the meantime, you can still save on the regular AirPods.
    Both the AirPods with the wireless charging case and the ones with a normal wired plug-in charging case are on sale. Due to their popularity, ease of use, and good sound, we consider the AirPods to be among the best Black...
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  • Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

    Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits record high

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    NEW YORK - The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy.
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  • A Black Friday unlike any other: What four retail analysts are watching this holiday season

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    Black Friday sales may be strong this year, but how consumers are shopping is entirely different from any other holiday season, market analysts say.
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  • R.I.P. Black Friday? Pandemic, online shopping lead to thin crowds

    1 month ago - By Fortune

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    The major retailers wanted sparse crowds on Black Friday in this COVID-19 era. They certainly got them.
    On Friday morning, only a few dozen people were lined up outside the Macy's flagship in Manhattan before it opened, compared to 15,000 or so in recent years. A nearby Aéropostale and Victoria's Secret were devoid of any customers at all at 7 a.m. And at the sprawling Newport Centre in Jersey City, N.J., across the Hudson River, it was a ghost town: not a...
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  • Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits at record high

    Stocks rise on Wall Street as S&P 500 hits at record high

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    NEW YORK - The S&P 500 is closing a shortened session at a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the economy. The benchmark index rose 0.2%,...
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  • Photos show just how empty stores are on a Black Friday unlike any other

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    A short line forms outside an Express store at a mall in Toledo, Ohio.
    Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images
    Stores were noticeably empty this Black Friday, as coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide.
    The flagship Macy's location New York City - typically one of the busiest stores on Black Friday - didn't see the familiar crowds of shoppers and tourists.
    Many large retailers like Target and Walmart extended Black Friday sales across multiple days or weeks, and shorten store hours to discourage large crowds.
    The US recorded the highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 on the eve of...
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  • How Amazon's shipping expansion gives it a holiday-season advantage

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    The wave of online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic forced Amazon to grow and adapt its logistics operations.
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  • Photos of Macy's nearly empty New York store on Black Friday compared to last year reveals how the coronavirus pandemic has destroyed in-person holiday shopping

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Black Friday 2019 at Macy's in New York, versus Black Friday in 2020.
    Getty Images
    Black Friday sales at Macy's New York flagship store are an annual tradition, kicking off the holiday shopping season.
    However, this year the store is nearly empty of shoppers.
    It serves as a stark symbol of how the coronavirus pandemic has completely changed shopping in 2020.
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    To understand how Black Friday 2020 compares to years past, one only needs to look at Macy's New York flagship store. Every year, Macy's sees thousands of shoppers flood its...
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