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Retail Group: Black Friday Weekend Loses Allure

A survey of shoppers shows how early discounting, more online shopping and an improving economy have fewer people shopping on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season.

12/01/2014

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Police: Holiday Shoppers Provide Cover For Shoplifting Pros

The holidays always bring Christmas shoppers to malls, but the season also brings people looking for a ‘5-finger discount.’ It’s not that there’s necessarily more retail crime going on, but crowded stores provide thieves with cover.

CBSDFW.COM–12/04/2012

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Holiday Shopping Season Off To Record Start

A survey released by the National Retail Federation on Sunday is showing that U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the Thanksgiving weekend.

11/26/2012