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Holiday Retail Sales Soared, With E-Commerce Notching Huge Gains

Retail sales in the United States jumped nearly 11 percent this season compared with the holiday period in 2019, the year before the pandemic upended the global economy, according to […]




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Four Resolutions for a Healthier Tech Life in 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has been packed with plenty of nasty tech surprises.We ran into the problem of a perpetual scarcity of hardware, like game consoles and graphics cards. Apple this […]




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The Holiday Shopping Season Is Here, but Is It Back?

The pandemic is not over but with the help of vaccinations and Covid-19 safety precautions, Santa Claus is feeling much better about coming to town this year.Stephen Arnold, president of […]




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The Tech Gifts That Are Hard to Buy This Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year when our inboxes are flooded with discounts galore for Black Friday, Cyber Week and all the sales promotions that follow.But this year, we’re in […]




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Global Shipping Delays Loom Over Retailers for the Holidays

WASHINGTON — It was 73 days until Christmas, and the clock was ticking down for Catch Co.The Chicago-based fishing company had secured a spot to sell a new product, an […]




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With 3 Billion Packages to Go, Online Shopping Faces Tough Holiday Test

“I don’t know how it could be as unexpected as it appears to have been,” said Tom Nolan, the brand’s president. “We are not getting what we were told we […]




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‘Bleak Friday’ for Stores as Pandemic Pushes Holiday Shopping Online

The 2020 edition of Black Friday did not offer the usual scenes of bustling stores and shoppers lined up outside discount chains and electronics retailers. Instead, most people bought online, […]




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This Year’s Black Friday Designer Fashion Sales May Not Be What You Think.

Fashion designers and luxury retailers have always had a complicated relationship with Black Friday.The super sale extravaganza doesn’t always fit right (no pun intended) with companies that make $890 shoes […]