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Shoppers walk back to their cars at the Garden State Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Paramus, N.J. Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the competition among retailers to offer earlier deals and snag customers first has pulled sales forward. (AP Photo/Anne D'Innocenzio)
November 26, 2017 - 12:22 am
Parking lots were full and shopping bags were plentiful in some places Saturday as holiday gift-seekers were out looking for bargains, even as the competition among retailers to offer earlier deals and snag customers first has pulled sales forward. At the Woodbury Common outlets north of New York...
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Joey Ellis adds to his armful of items while shopping for deals at a J.C. Penney store, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 24, 2017 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers worked hard to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday, offering in-person deals meant to counter the ease of shopping by phone on Amazon. A better economy and colder weather helped, to be sure. But stores have also tried to improve the store experience and offer better...
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Sara Wernimont, left, and Christina Wernimont, both of Dubuque, Iowa, look for deals at Theisen's Home-Farm-Auto in Dubuque, Iowa, on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out. (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP)
November 24, 2017 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): ___ 1 p.m. Hot toys were hard to find in stores. That's according to Jim Silver, editor-in-chief of toy review website TTPM. Among the sold-out ones, Silver says: Fingerlings robotic monkeys; Luvabella moving dolls; and Pikmi Pops and...
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People look at Apple products as they shop a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Overland Park, Kan. Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2017 - 8:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are hitting the stores on Thanksgiving as retailers under pressure look for ways to poach shoppers from their rivals. As the holiday shopping season officially kicked off, retailers are counting on a lift from a better economy. But they're also looking beyond economic data...
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FILE - This Thursday, June 1, 2017, file photo, shows a Walmart sign at a store in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Walmart announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, that it will devote a section on its website to upscale Lord & Taylor, the latest strategic partnership as retailers make alliances. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
November 13, 2017 - 5:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. Kohl's shoppers can find Amazon devices at some stores, and return items they bought from the online retailer. Nike has made some of its sneakers available through Amazon...
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A visitor to the command center for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com stands near a digital map showing the flow of deliveries across the country in Beijing, China, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Chinese consumers are spending billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on "Singles Day," a day of promotions that has grown into the world's biggest e-commerce event. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 11, 2017 - 5:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese consumers are spending billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on "Singles Day," a day of promotions that has grown into the world's biggest e-commerce event. China's biggest e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, said sales by the thousands of...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, a shopper, left, walks with a store associate in the toy section at Walmart in Teterboro, N.J. Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday. It’s beginning some online deals Thursday and plans to offer most of its Black Friday deals online starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 09, 2017 - 3:15 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart hopes to tempt shoppers with online deals before Black Friday. It's beginning some online deals Thursday and plans to offer most of its Black Friday deals online starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Stores will be open all day on Thanksgiving with the deals...
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November 01, 2017 - 1:59 pm
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based Book World says it's closing all of its 45 stores in seven states, citing a shift in consumer preference to online shopping. The company's senior vice president Mark Dupont says 325 employees will lose their jobs as a result. The book retailer plans to begin...
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In this Aug. 3, 2017, photo, workers prepare to move products at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. While jobs have been lost in brick-and-mortar stores, many more have been gained from e-commerce and warehousing. Amazon accounts for much of the additional employment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 29, 2017 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake. "I had a lot of people asking me, 'What is going to happen to us?'" says Veronica Mena, a trainer for the e-...
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