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Dear Abby for Dec. 13

Dear Abby for Dec. 13

DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Er…

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Black Friday remains biggest shopping day

There are 25 days between Black Friday and Christmas this year, compared with 31 days last year. That gives shoppers who waited until today or Black Friday to start shopping six fewer days to mark gifts off their lists.

November 27, 2013 5:30 pmLoading…
Tell us about your Black Friday or Thanksgiving shopping experiences

Tell us about your Black Friday or Thanksgiving shopping experiences

If you're going out shopping tomorrow or Friday, let us know what deals you find and how it is out there.

November 27, 2013 2:00 pmLoading…
Predictions on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Predictions on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Love it or hate it, it's become the norm for stores to open on Thanksgiving Day to get a head start on holiday sales. 

November 01, 2013 4:00 pmLoading…
Toys R Us' predictions for top selling toys over the holidays

Toys R Us' predictions for top selling toys over the holidays

Toys R Us recently put out its Fabulous 15 list, which are the toys the company thinks are going to be the top sellers of the season. 

October 16, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Pima trades Columbus Day for Black Friday

Pima trades Columbus Day for Black Friday

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Pima trades Columbus Day for Black Friday

Pima trades Columbus Day for Black Friday

The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided on Tuesday to make the day after Thanksgiving - better known as Black Friday - a paid county holiday rather than Columbus Day.

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Some local shops buck US trend of weak holiday sales

Some local shops buck US trend of weak holiday sales

Hermosillo, Sonora, residents Odila Felix and her daughter, Claudia Larios, do some post-Christmas shopping at Park Place. Despite a brighter picture in Tucson, the growth in U.S. holiday sales has been the weakest since 2008, when the nation was in a deep recession.

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Some local shops buck US trend of weak holiday sales

Some local shops buck US trend of weak holiday sales

Despite the weak retail sales nationally this holiday season, some Tucson businesses were pleasantly surprised by their numbers.

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Know rules before you return unwanted gift

Once the gifts are opened, if you're left staring at a scratchy sweater that's a hideous shade of green or a weird kitchen gadget you'll never use, you could be headed to a dreaded return line.

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Stores, malls extend their hours to handle returns - and sales

Shopping the after-Christmas sales is as much of a tradition as Black Friday shopping for many consumers. Last year, shoppers spent $7.1 billion the day after Christmas, according to ShopperTrak, a retail traffic data company.

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Centsible Mom: Layaway can bridge cash gap, but watch the fees and terms

Sometimes it's hard to cough up enough cash for big-ticket items all at once.

October 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Kmart waives layaway fee, joining rivals

The layaway wars are heating up ahead of the winter holidays.

September 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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