DVDs on sale for Black Friday at Best Buy in Chicago
A sign advertising a bin filled with DVDs on sale for 'Black Friday' is displayed at a Best Buy store on November 25, 2011 in Chicago. Best Buy along with Target and other retailers opened their stores at 12 a.m. or even Thursday night for the first time in years hoping to get an early start on 'Black Friday', the traditional start of the holiday shopping season.
U.S. retail receipts fell in the week ending Friday as consumers pulled back from a record sales day on Black Friday, a trade group said.
Three more syringes were found in clothes purchased at a Georgia Walmart, bringing to eight the total number of needles found since last week, officials said.
Consumer enthusiasm last weekend has U.S. retailers crossing their fingers that spending momentum will keep up through the holiday season.
The FBI says it was inundated with requests for background checks from prospective gun buyers during last week's Black Friday holiday shopping crush.
Some U.S. online retailers extended Cyber Monday sales through the week as shoppers spent a projected $1.2 billion on the year's biggest online shopping day.
The woman who used pepper spray during a Black Friday stampede at a Los Angeles Walmart store may have feared being crushed, police said.
Gold prices rose 1.2 percent Monday, as equities soared on Wall Street following a record Black Friday sales day with receipts estimated at $11.4 billion.
U.S. shoppers spent a record $11.4 billion on Black Friday with sales up 6.6 percent from last year, a retail research firm said.
U.S. authorities said they were out in force on Cyber Monday, cracking down on Internet companies selling counterfeit merchandise.
Cyber Monday sales will likely set a record, analysts say, after a Thanksgiving weekend when a record 226 million U.S. shoppers spent $52 billion.