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WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Yet its unorthodox business structure has raised eyebrows, it's been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting group, and now U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.

  • The Associated Press / 2015

A high-speed scanning conveyor belt at one of’s fulfillment centers. Tucson is now among 27 metro areas where Prime members can rec…

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  • By Linda A. Johnson The Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. — Online retailer Amazon has been a prime beneficiary of more consumers doing their holiday shopping online and procrastinating.

  • By JANICE PODSADA Omaha World-Herald


TVs, wearable tech and more -- gifts for the gadgeteer on your CyberMonday list.

  • By Ann Brown Arizona Daily Star

Autumn in Tucson: El Nacimiento opens in the museum's historic Casa Cordova.

Kohl's announced yesterday, that its stores will open be open for more than 100 hours straight from 6 a.m. on December 19 through 6 p.m. on Ch…

  • Jeanne Phillips Universal Press Syndicate

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 …

  • By Angela Pittenger Arizona Daily Star

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…

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

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. 

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. 

  • Benjie Sanders/Arizona Daily Sta

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  • Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star

The Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided on Tuesday to make the day after Thanksgiving - better known as Black Friday - a paid…


Hermosillo, Sonora, residents Odila Felix and her daughter, Claudia Larios, do some post-Christmas shopping at Park Place. Despite a brighter …

  • Angela Pittenger Arizona Daily Star

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

  • Susan Salisbury The Palm Beach Post

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…

  • Angela Pittenger Arizona Daily Star

Shopping the after-Christmas sales is as much of a tradition as Black Friday shopping for many consumers. Last year, shoppers spent $7.1 billi…

  • Angela Pittenger Arizona Daily Star

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

  • Anne D'innocenzio The Associated Press

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