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US shopping season starts with record high online sales

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According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), some retailers make their return policies more lenient during the holiday season, while many have begun to...

Some consumers have an unerring knack for buying unpopular products

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Gen Sou En to Open Japanese Tea House in Brookline

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Shopping Tips for Black Friday From Better Business Bureau

The day after Thanksgiving was originally dubbed “Black Friday” as a negative due to traffic, crowds and hostile behavior. It’s now a positive for...

When global retailers knocked at India’s fashion doors

By Nivedita NEW DELHI-- India's burgeoning appetite for foreign brands attracted a string of international brands to establish their presence in the country this year....

Bargain Hunters Beware: A Store’s ‘Original Price’ Might Not Be After All

By Michael Blanding Sale! Even the word is enough to send a flutter through the hearts of certain shoppers, who salivate in anticipation of scoring...

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