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It’s becoming Black Thursday night

This holiday season, many big box retailers are hoping consumers will overcome the tryptophan-induced lethargy after their turkey dinners and hit the stores Thanksgiving night. Thousands of retail locations are opening that evening to capitalize early on the weekend shopping craze and capture sales from consumers who would otherwise spend those hours buying items online.

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UPS sees delivery of 527 million holiday packages

NEW YORK — UPS expects to deliver 527 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, surpassing last year’s record high by 10 percent. The world’s largest package delivery company estimates 28 million of those will be delivered on Thursday, ...

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Retail group predicts growth in holiday sales

NEW YORK — Americans are expected to spend more during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they’re not exactly ready to shop ’til they drop like they have been in the past two years. The National ...

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Memorial Day crowds raise hopes for O.C. businesses

An estimated 400,000 people went “downy ocean” Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest in Ocean City’s recent history. Employees at several small businesses off Coastal Highway talked about their holiday weekends and the overall business climate this year. (Hint: ...

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