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Black friday News

Christians in Findlay, Ohio, celebrate Christmas Special

Findlay - Christians in Findlay, Ohio, are preparing to celebrate Christmas this holiday season, along with believers around the world. Some are handing gospel tracts to store clerks, feeding the hungry and sharing the message of the Bible with prisoners.

Op-Ed: Black Friday, expensive gifts have nothing to do with Christmas

A woman attacked 20 people with pepper spray to get ahead of others to be the first to have a chance to buy an Xbox on Black Friday at her local Walmart. A boy was trampled by shoppers attempting to buy a video game.

Is this the final holiday shopping season as we've known it?

Based on the long lines, maddening crowds, and general human insanity observed in stores across the U.S. last month on Black Friday, consumers clearly still have a passion for finding deals in this post-Thanksgiving retail ritual.

Tight budgets, cautious consumers cause Black Friday slump

Recession-weary shoppers used smartphones and tablet computers to home in on the best deals, but the 2013 Christmas shopping season still got off to a disappointing start, analysts say.

Man throws money at Black Friday shoppers and then gets arrested

Bloomington - A man who says he was just trying to spread holiday cheer ended up being arrested on Black Friday for "making it snow" dollar bills onto the heads of Mall of America shoppers.

Inside the Black Friday protests at Wal-Mart Special

Avon - This year’s Black Friday was a resounding success financially, but protests raged across the nation. Activate CT organized one such protest in Connecticut. Two of the organizers discuss the protest in detail with Digital Journal.

TopFinds: Black Friday descends on U.S., why doctors fist-bump

How did American shoppers deal with Black Friday madness? Find out why some doctors are bumping fists instead of shaking hands. The double suicide of an elderly French couple has provoked emotional debate across the world. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

'Gray Thursday' steals Black Friday's thunder

If you plan on searching YouTube for viral videos of crazed shoppers toppling over one another to get into a store, you may be sightly disappointed this year.

Toronto police seize over $6.5 million worth of knock-off goods

Toronto - Police conducted several raids, arrested 21 people, and seized more than $6.5 million worth of counterfeit goods including drugs, cosmetics, electronics, and transit tokens.

Op-Ed: US 'Black Friday' tradition now alive and well in Spain

For some reason, certain businesses in Spain have decided to follow the US tradition of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in trying to get shoppers to spend plenty of "dinero" before the festive season.

Cop shoots thief as violence erupts across U.S. on Black Friday

On Thursday a police officer responded to a call of alleged shoplifting at a Chicago store. The officer shot the driver of a car that was dragging another cop.

Man stabbed in fight over a Walmart parking space

This year's "Brown Thursday" and "Black Friday" events have been riddled with chaos and violent altercations. One example is a fight over a parking space in Virginia that ended in a man being stabbed.

44 best Black Friday deals you can get without leaving the house

For some, Black Friday just hasn’t been worth braving the angry crowds to save a few bucks in the past few years. But online retailers open the sales up for even the most crowd-phobic among us. Get your coupon codes, right here.

Black Friday tech deals you do not want to miss

Black Friday is shortly around the corner and the deals are coming. Make sure you do not miss out on the latest consumer electronics price cuts. These deals apply to Canada and United States residents only.

Op-Ed: Let's steal Black Friday

Labor Day, as a meaningful and impactful holiday, has been stolen from us. But the new labor movement in the United States could take the bold move and steal the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. We could rename it Labor's Day.

HP preparing for Black Friday with $89 7-inch Android tablet

HP and Intel are teaming up this holiday season to deliver some nifty hardware at rock bottom prices. More specifically, the HP Mesquite will be the featured item in several major retailers.

Op-Ed: Legality of poker still ambiguous in US

On Friday, April 15, 2011, the American Government shut down on-line poker and branded its operators criminals. Is this still the case?

Man posts videos ridiculing American Black Friday shoppers

Oceanside - Mark Dice, a well-known online personality in the conspiracy theory world, not only heckled Black Friday shoppers on Thursday night, he also asked Best Buy consumers about their credit card debt on Friday.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City Special

New York - As Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York City. Walking through the streets of the Big Apple, holiday shopping is in full swing and the decorations can be seen inside and outside of many buildings.

Walmart claims Black Friday success despite protests

Despite protests by union-backed workers over wages and working conditions, Walmart declares best ever Black Friday event.

Black Friday shopper in Massachusetts leaves toddler behind

Springfield - Springfield police in Massachusetts say that a man, who went bargain hunting for a 51" flat screen television at K-Mart, left behind his toddler in the backseat of the vehicle. Police broke into the car and took the boy to the hospital.

Op-Ed: Top 5 videos of 2012 Black Friday madness

It's only been a few hours since the madness known as Black Friday began, but some videos are already making their way onto YouTube. One video shows shoppers going berserk over cellphones, while another shows a consumer cussing out the store.

Op-Ed: Black Friday Holiday Spending: Saving the Small Retailer

Black Friday starts the holiday shopping season in earnest. This year, as every year, shoppers have a choice between the big box retailers and the smaller more local stores. Every dollar can make a difference to which stores make it and which don't.

Poll: Only 10% of Canadians to shop on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Toronto - A new poll from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) found that only one in ten Canadian consumers will take advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals, while most will use a debit or credit card.

Retailers start 'Black Friday' sales earlier this 2012 season

Reports are surfacing many retailers have intended to start their "Black Friday" sales earlier this year. While some stores have not made any formal announcements yet, ad leaks are showing the start times retailers are offering for Black Friday.

Poker website UltimateBet is dead

The affair of the Black Friday domain seizures is said to be nearing closure, but while some poker sites have survived and even prospered, others have not been so lucky.

Op-Ed: Full Tilt Poker — An Easter Resurrection?

Sunday is Easter Day, but there could be a real world resurrection in the on/off saga of Full Tilt Poker. Don't stake your bankroll on it though.

Op-Ed: Yet more poker tyranny by the American Government

Although Full Tilt Poker is the major victim of the Black Friday domain seizures, it was not and is not the only one. Now, the long arm of American 'justice' is reaching out to the Island of Malta.

Black Friday pepper-sprayer claims self-defense, may sue Walmart

Los Angeles - The woman who made headlines after using pepper spray in a California Walmart during this year's Black Friday madness will not face felony charges, however could still be slapped with a misdemeanor, pending examination by Los Angeles city prosecutors.

Canadians embrace Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals

Canadian shoppers are readily embracing the shopping traditions of their cross-border counterparts, according to new data released by Canada's leading debit and credit processor.
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A shopper carries an Apple product at The Grove mall in Los Angeles November 26  2013. This year  Bl...
A shopper carries an Apple product at The Grove mall in Los Angeles November 26, 2013. This year, Black Friday starts earlier than ever, with some retailers opening early on Thanksgiving evening. About 140 million people were expected to shop over the four-day weekend, according to the National Retail Federation
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U.S. President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehous...
U.S. President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Washington, November 30, 2013
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U.S. President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehous...
U.S. President Barack Obama shops with daughter Malia at Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse in Washington, November 30, 2013
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Customers shop for Christmas ornaments at a Walmart store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles
Customers shop for Christmas ornaments at a Walmart store in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles
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A YouTube screengrab of a Mark Dice video.
A YouTube screengrab of a Mark Dice video.
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DC USA, Best Buy, Black Friday
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DC USA, Target, Black Friday
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This year  Black Friday started earlier than ever  with some retailers opening early on Thanksgiving...
This year, Black Friday started earlier than ever, with some retailers opening early on Thanksgiving evening. About 140 million people were expected to shop over the four-day weekend, according to the National Retail Federation
With permission by Reuters / Lucy Nicholson
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DC USA, Target, Black Friday
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People shop at The Grove mall in Los Angeles.  About 140 million Americans were expected to shop ove...
People shop at The Grove mall in Los Angeles. About 140 million Americans were expected to shop over the Black Friday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation
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File photo: Shoppers line-up outside an Apple Store on Fifth Ave. in New York
File photo: Shoppers line-up outside an Apple Store on Fifth Ave. in New York
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A young girl looks up at a toy sales display in a JC Penney store during Black Friday sales in New Y...
A young girl looks up at a toy sales display in a JC Penney store during Black Friday sales in New York
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Shoppers checking out the merchandise in the princess displays in the Disney Store
Shoppers checking out the merchandise in the princess displays in the Disney Store
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