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Dec 1, 2014

Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump

Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy holiday shopping weekend.

Dec 2, 2013

Americans click for deals on Cyber Monday

Millions of Americans took advantage of online deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off electronics and half-price clothing Monday, which was expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Nov 12, 2013

Small Business Saturday popular with state’s main streets

Going small is getting big on Maryland’s main streets. In its fourth year, Small Business Saturday seems to be building momentum.

Nov 12, 2013

More and more, Thanksgiving becomes another shopping day

NEW YORK — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for her relatives again. “They barely finished,” says the 28-year-old who lives in Boone, N.C. “They thanked me and left their plates […]

Nov 1, 2013

Wal-Mart not waiting on Black Friday or Cyber Monday to offer deals

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping. The world’s largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that were originally reserved for the day after Thanksgiving and so-called Cyber Monday. Shoppers were able to purchase the items online starting […]

Nov 26, 2012

Cyber Monday puts spotlight on Md. firms that keep it all secure

As consumers feverishly clicked from website to website and filled their virtual shopping carts with heavily discounted items, teams of Maryland cybersecurity professionals spent Cyber Monday monitoring their activity behind the scenes.

Nov 26, 2012

Feds seize 132 domain names to stop knockoff sales

Homeland Security agents in Baltimore joined colleagues in six other states and several foreign countries in a Cyber Monday crackdown to seize 132 domain names to stop them from selling counterfeit merchandise online. Authorities said it was the third consecutive Cyber Monday that they had targeted websites selling knockoff sports jerseys, DVDs and other goods. […]

Nov 26, 2012

Cyber Monday sees busy online sales

NEW YORK — Americans clicked away on their computers and smartphones for deals on Cyber Monday, which is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in history. Shoppers are expected to spend $1.5 billion on Cyber Monday, up 20 percent from last year, according to research firm comScore. That would not only make it […]

Nov 25, 2012

Cyber Monday: $200 million that Maryland won’t ever see

As Marylanders join millions of others nationwide in the computer shopping blitz that’s become known as Cyber Monday, they should think about this: If they paid the sales tax they owe to the state for such purchases, Maryland would be $200 million richer. The problem is, virtually no one pays, and the state’s top tax […]

Dec 19, 2011

U.S. online holiday shopping climbs 15 percent

U.S. shoppers spent 15 percent more in online holiday buying compared to last year, after what may have been the busiest week of the season, said research firm comScore on Sunday. Shoppers have spent $30.9 billion online from Nov. 1 through Dec. 16, up from $26.9 billion at the same point last year, said the […]

Dec 1, 2011

Data shows robust start for holiday retail sales

NEW YORK — Retail sales for the four-day holiday weekend, starting with Thanksgiving Day, rose 8.7 percent from a year earlier, a key data service said Thursday. The figures from MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse show the holiday shopping season got off to a robust start with help from midnight openings Thanksgiving evening and deep discounting. Retailers […]

Nov 29, 2011

Sales tracker says ‘Cyber Monday’ sales up 33 pct

NEW YORK — Online shoppers spent record amounts on the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, making it the biggest online shopping day in history. Online sales rose 22 percent to $1.25 billion on “Cyber Monday,” when retailers ramp up online promotions, according to research firm comScore Inc. That makes it the biggest online shopping […]

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