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A Black Friday shopper walks through Dolphin Mall on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Miami. Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts, and to take in the scene. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 24, 2018 - 2:44 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items online and pick them up at brick-and-mortar stores. Adobe Analytics reported Saturday that customers' online...
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This Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, image made from a video provided by ABC 33/40, authorities respond after reports of shots fired at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, a Birmingham, Ala., suburb. A man was shot and killed by police after a fight at the mall ahead of Black Friday shopping resulted in gunfire that injured several. (ABC 33/40 via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 12:07 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama on Saturday were searching for a gunman whom they believe was responsible for shooting two teenagers at a shopping mall on Thanksgiving night. The incident began with a fight and shooting in suburban Birmingham at the Riverchase Galleria, a mall crowded with...
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FILE- In this Nov. 14, 2007 file photo, pedestrians peer into Lord & Taylor's holiday window display at the retailer's flagship store in New York. For generations, the lavish, theatrical holiday displays in the windows of the Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue helped define Christmas in New York. Lord & Taylor plans to close its longtime Fifth Avenue flagship in January 2019 after one last blowout sale. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
November 24, 2018 - 10:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For generations, the lavish, theatrical holiday displays in the windows of the Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue helped define Christmas in New York. This Christmas season, the most notable decorations at the Manhattan store are signs saying "everything must go." Lord & Taylor...
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People wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 24, 2018 - 6:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, packages from Internet retailers are delivered with the U.S. Mail in a apartment building mail room in Washington. Shoppers going online to score after-Thanksgiving deals and begin their holiday shopping will increasingly find they’re being charged sales tax at websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko, File)
November 24, 2018 - 12:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they're being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren't before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now,...
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This Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, image made from a video provided by ABC 33/40, authorities respond after reports of shots fired at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, a Birmingham, Ala., suburb. A man was shot and killed by police after a fight at the mall ahead of Black Friday shopping resulted in gunfire that injured several. (ABC 33/40 via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 11:59 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A man killed by a police officer after a Thanksgiving night shooting at an Alabama shopping mall, was "likely" not the gunman who shot a teenager earlier that evening, police clarified Friday. The incident began with a fight and shooting Thanksgiving night in the glitzy mall...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014, file photo, a woman works on the dessert table prior to a dinner where wealthy New Yorkers will sit down with some of the city's homeless at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City. What's known as the "Fair Share Friday" dinner is marking its fifth anniversary at the church on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. About 330 people are expected. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)
November 23, 2018 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an elegant holiday dinner crafted by major hotel chefs and served on Manhattan's Park Avenue. And many of the guests are homeless. What's known as the "Fair Share Friday" dinner is marking its fifth anniversary at St. Bartholomew's Church, an Episcopal congregation. Hosted by...
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November 23, 2018 - 9:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an elegant holiday dinner crafted by major hotel chefs and served on Manhattan's Park Avenue. And many of the guests are homeless. What's known as the "Fair Share Friday" dinner is marking its fifth anniversary at St. Bartholomew's Church, an Episcopal congregation. Hosted by...
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People wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2018 - 7:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day...
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People wait in line to buy televisions as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Overland Park, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 23, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It would have been easy to turn on their computers at home over plates of leftover turkey and take advantage of the Black Friday deals most retailers now offer online. But across the country, thousands of shoppers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving or woke up before dawn the next day...
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