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The holiday shopping season began early with many retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day. (Getty Images)

Americans Kick Off First Holiday Shopping Weekend

The National Retail Federation predicts that 140 million shoppers planned to shop during the four-day holiday weekend that began on Thanksgiving Day.

11/30/2013

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Black Friday Survival Guide

Black Friday is just around the corner, which means big crowds will be lined up outside local malls waiting to take advantage of this year’s doorbusters. Many stores will open their doors Thanksgiving night, which […]

11/27/2013

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What To Do At America’s 10 Most Delayed Airports

Delayed at the airport during your travels? Check out this guide on where to eat, drink and shop at America’s 10 most delayed airports.

11/27/2013

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Study: Practice Of ‘Showrooming’ Affecting Brick-And-Mortar Sales

A recent study shows that the practice of “showrooming” – the act of looking at an item in person at a store before completing the purchase online – is affecting business for brick-and-mortar operations.

11/22/2013

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D.C.’s Retail Scene Bringing in New Business

Mayor Vincent Gray recapped his recent trip to Las Vegas for the International Council of Shopping Centers in his weekly Sunday radio address on All-News 99.1 WNEW, saying that D.C.’s retail scene is on the rise.

05/26/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Holiday Gift Would You Rather Receive?

We don’t always get what we want for the holidays. But what if we could? Tell us what gift you’d most want to receive.

12/03/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and daughters Sasha Obama (2L) and Malia Obama (L) shop at One More Page Books on Small Business Saturday November 24, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Obama urged Americans to participate in Small Business Saturday as an alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Buys Books To Promote Independent Shops

President Barack Obama made a quick trip to a Virginia bookstore for some Christmas shopping.

11/24/2012

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Navigate Tricky Gift Return Policies After The Holidays

The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.

11/13/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

Happy Father's Day

Father’s Day Gift Guide For All Budgets

Father’s Day is fast approaching. But don’t fret; CBS Local did the browsing for you. Find dad-friendly gifts for any budget.

06/07/2012

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