The first two days of the holiday sales period have netted $4.45 billion in U.S. online purchases, with mobile devices - led by smartphones - accounting for a record $1.5 billion of that amount, with $2.72 billion spent on BlackFriday and $1.73 ...
Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs.
The Greenville West Shopping Center strip mall off of Washington Street in Greenville was almost empty at about 5:30 a.m. on Black Friday.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.9 points, or 0.08 percent, to 17,798.49, the S&P 500 gained 1.24 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,090.11 and the Nasdaq Composite added 11.38 points, or 0.22 percent, to 5,127.53.
Kiel Bauer with Bauer's Market and Garden Center in La Crescent bounces a Fraser fir Christmas tree Wednesday after a load of about 400 trees arrived.