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Americans' shopping habits are fundamentally changing

Black Friday has morphed into something more than a one-day event. It's now nearly an entire week of shopping and deals. Ray Wimer, an assistant professor of retail practice at Syracuse University, says the holiday has lost a bit of its "uniqueness."

Op-Ed: Cyber Monday sales figures, the Paris climate talks and more

The world recently passed a turning point and is adding more capacity for clean energy each year than for coal, natural gas, and oil combined.

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.

Op-Ed: Why I won't be shopping on Cyber Monday

Today is Cyber Monday, another industry-created day of hot deals. However, I have no plans to point my browser to retailers and let my mouse do the shopping.

Op-Ed: Cyber Monday pitfalls and pratfalls or avoiding money traps

Hull - Where the US goes the UK often follows. This is especially true of negatives. If the US has extreme weather we usually experience similar a few days later. If violent crime increases across the Pond likewise in the UK. Then there is shopping madness.

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.

Op-Ed: Avoid Black Friday deals and drama, shop locally with small biz

What is it about a $29 tablet that incites people to anger enough to fight in a retail store? Or a toaster, laptop, or other electronics on sale at deep discounts? Does Black Friday bring out the best in retail, or the worst in shoppers?

Counterfeit websites seized during Cyber Monday

On what has become the largest online sales shopping day of the year, this year's Cyber Monday has seen more than 100 websites shut down by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Op-Ed: Shopping for deals on Cyber Monday

If you avoided Black Friday because of the chaos and waiting in line, then Cyber Monday is your alternative to more great deals.

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.

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.

Holiday shoppers leery after Black Friday Walmart violence

After several incidents of violence last week among Black Friday Walmart shoppers, some customers are gun-shy about returning to stores.

Cyber Monday: Sales expected to surge past $1 billion

Shoppers preferring to surf the web for their Christmas gifts are expected to break an online record today, on Cyber Monday. Whether purchasing from their smartphones or computers, retailers are expected to post about $1.2 billion in online sales.

Will consumers avoid Black Friday and wait for Cyber Monday?

Over the years Black Friday has morphed from simply being a busy shopping day into one of chaos and madness. After Black Friday arrives, subsequent reports of injuries, or even death, are frequently reported in recent years.

Cyber Monday shopping trend set to continue

A recent survey carried out between September 14 and October 6 set out to find how Cyber Monday shopping habits have developed since 2005 when the phrase "Cyber Monday" was first used.

12 Scams of Christmas

The holiday season has officially begun. We are now experiencing Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Black Friday. Here are 12 commons scams to watch out for.

U.S. online shoppers set record on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday's online shopping day this week broke records, as shoppers spent more than $733 million in a single day. It rose more than 21 per cent over last year according to ComScore statistics.

'Cyber Monday' Marketing Ploy Now a Reality As Consumers Swarm Online to Shop

Cyber Monday isn’t just a cool name for the day when consumers shop at online retailers in droves. It’s become a real trend, so much so that employers could also bleed millions in lost productivity as staff spends work time shopping online.

Do You Shop Online at Work?

If you do, you are in the minority. Even as Web gifting becomes more popular, most workers won't shop online while at the office, according to a survey from Spherion Corp.

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A website seized by ICE agents on Cyber Monday 2012
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