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OSHA recently released a list of ways retailers can maintain order on Black Friday. Some stores will also implement more subtle methods of crowd control in the name of profits.
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Charity should be measured more by restored lives than good intentions, some experts suggest. Perhaps we should be going about 'helping' differently.
The struggling economy did much to boost the popularity of gift cards, once a last-minute go-to present. For recipients, the cards became licenses to spend on luxuries they had denied themselves.
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