Does buying local actually make me a Republican now? Uh oh.
Oh, it's on! Black Friday is in full swing -- but do you really even need to leave the house anymore? Only 23 percent of Black Friday shopping took place online in 2006. Last year? 40 percent. Hey, why brave the crowds when you can shop in your PJs?
Black Friday may have just passed, but I wish Los Angeles were seeing more green today. The solution to our city's budget shortfall is not to tax or cut, but to grow our economy. That's why I'm leading the charge to eliminate Los Angeles' gross-receipts tax on businesses.
This week brought what we hope will be a lasting ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict, the promise of looming conflict in Congress over the fiscal cliff and out-and-out hostility in stores and malls across America as shoppers heckled, scuffled and even wielded weapons in search of Black Friday bargains. Thanksgiving football, meanwhile, served up some early holiday treats: viral gifs of Ndamukong Suh's "accidental" groin kick, and Mark Sanchez's epic face-in-butt fumble. We were also treated to the decidedly less humorous spectacle of Iraq war cheerleaders like John McCain and Lindsey Graham trying to score political points attacking Susan Rice and demanding "an accounting" and answers to "the basic questions" surrounding Benghazi. If only McCain and Graham (bellicose backers of a different -- and truly misleading -- serving of Rice) had shown a similar fervor in demanding "an accounting" and answers to "the basic questions" about how they and their fellow cheerleaders got it so wrong on Iraq.
If you can't be bothered with hitting a mall and you love a great deal, the internet is truly your BFF. I don't do Black Friday, but I do love Cyber Monday.
Consumers who are willing to give brands a peek into their private lives by following them on Twitter or becoming their Facebook fan should be able to use their data in their favor.
Unlike many, who literally fought their way to savings on Black Friday, I chose to shop online and visit local merchants. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great but these days seem to pass local stores by -- well, not anymore!
The Thanksgiving dishes were in the dishwasher. It was 11 p.m. and Black Friday was just an hour away. I was standing in front of the Best Buy in Wilton, New York. I had come to witness the sport of shopping.
We never fully understood Black Friday. People travel across the country to spend Thanksgiving with the people they love. And then the next day, they get up at 6 a.m. to find the best deal and go on autopilot. Isn't there so much else we can do on this day, surrounded by our families?
My brother loves to make predictions. Six years ago Alex predicted that we were moving towards a sharing economy. I thought that sounded like a perfec...
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As the celebration of American consumerism once again draws near, there's a question we need to ask of ourselves: Which religious Friday are we going to celebrate this season?
"You have to decide whether you want to make money or make sense, because the two are mutually exclusive." -- Buckminster Fuller As we move into the ...
Is Black Friday really all about bargains? While it's possible to save some green on Black Friday, researchers say the retailing riot that defines the day after Thanksgiving may be less about dollars than about basic psychology.
Now that we get our food from Fred Meyer, Rosauer's, or Walmart, we often forget that many people were involved in bringing our food to the table. So take a little time this Thanksgiving to send a quiet "thank you" to them and to anyone else who's done something special for you lately.
Love it or hate it, Black Friday is here. It isn't going to shrink; it's only going to get bigger. Any question about how to manage that natural and inherent expansion has to focus on making the experience better for everybody.