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Consider this your way to get holiday shopping done and stick it to the man. For weeks people have skimmed Black Friday sales to map their plan of attack at big box stores.
Traffic at stores declined on Thanksgiving Day and into the wee hours of Black Friday analysts say, though executives at major retailers were pleased with the turnout.
When is slower economic growth not such a bad thing? When it's caused by lower growth in the population. If that puzzles you, you're a victim of the economists' practice of focusing on growth in gross domestic product rather than GDP per person.
Retailers draw holiday shoppers in with promises of big savings. But not every deal is a "real deal." Before you rush out to buy that marked down blender, make sure you know the math on these four classic markdown tactics and sales pushes.