Stocks are down, giving back some of the 4% advance seen last week by both the S&P and Nasdaq.
The growth in seasonal spending is slowing as economic uncertainty looms.
The electronics chain hopes some mobile trickery will get customers to the store to actually buy something.
Did the strikes threatened by frustrated employees make a difference? Perhaps over the long run.
Despite the come-on deals and advertised low prices, buying a TV on Black Friday may not yield complete customer satisfaction.
Two-thirds of workers earning under $10 an hour work for large corporations. Here are the biggest employers in low-wage industries.
If shoppers are standing on line for TVs, tablets and jewelry, they're wasting time and money.
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