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Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending.

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Deadlines you need to know for holiday shipping

How to get the best Apple Black Friday 2020 deals

What to buy (and skip) on Black Friday 2020

How to shop Black Friday deals online

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How to get the best Walmart Black Friday 2020 deals

Walmart to spread out deals to avoid Black Friday crowds

Target to close on Thanksgiving, ending Black Friday kickoff

NerdWallet: Black Friday shopping could look very different this year

Gun sales expected to increase for Black Friday

Thanksgiving, Black Friday store hours 2019

SLIDESHOW: Black Friday ads 2019

Several major retailers have already released their Black Friday ads or previews of the Black Friday ads.

Tips to help donors give wisely on Giving Tuesday

Donors are urged to research charities before giving to ensure that their contributions are going to trustworthy organizations.

  Tips for Black Friday success

Better Business Bureau has some tips to make your Black Friday shopping experience productive.

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A total of 56 percent of holiday shoppers plan on clicking to shop.

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Toy Testers: Pictionary Air

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WalletHub’s best stores for Black Friday

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Arm yourself with information before Black Friday shopping

  Toy Testers: Orangutwang Game

Miss Nolen's kindergarten class rates the Orangutwang Game.

2019 holiday shipping deadlines

If you plan on sending gifts to your loved ones, make sure you make the shipping deadline.

Holiday shopping season starts Friday at Walmart

We haven't yet celebrated Halloween, and already the retailer is getting ready for the holidays.

  Toys R Us teams up with Target for online holiday sales

Tru Kids Brands, the parent company of Toys R US, is teaming up with discounter Target Corp. to relaunch Toysrus.com, according to a joint release.

Here’s your 2018 USPS, FedEx and UPS holiday shipping deadline guide

According to the National Retail Federation, Black Friday will remain the busiest shopping day this holiday season with 116 million planning to shop.

BBB: Understand layaway agreements before you buy

The Better Business Bureau recommends customers read and understand a store’s layaway contract before agreeing.

Black Friday shoppers frantically fill shopping carts with TVs at Myrtle Beach Walmart

As Black Friday is winding down, videos taken from the shopping frenzy that filled stores are beginning to be posted on social media.

For the best Black Friday deals, shop clothes and electronics

Those braving the long lines this weekend should look for sales on electronics, designer handbags, winter gear and sneakers.

SLIDESHOW: Black Friday ad previews 2018

Several major retailers have already released their Black Friday ads or previews of the Black Friday ads.

  BBB: Be aware of these holiday scams

t’s officially the season of shopping and giving and the Better Business Bureau has some tips on things you need to look out for.

Scratch your gift cards: Police warn of bar code scam ahead of holidays

When a shopper goes to purchase a gift card without realizing a change has been made, the bar code scanned will send the buyer’s money directly to a card belonging to the crooks.

Safety tips for shopping during the holiday season

'Tis the season to shop and celebrate the holidays with your family.

Proceeds from Christmas sweater coloring book to benefit Toys for Tots

A coloring book inspired by vintage Christmas sweaters is being sold to benefit Toys for Tots

Apps that help save money on holiday shopping

As you prepare to hit the stores, whether in person or online, sometimes the right apps can save you money on Black Friday.

Missouri state parks encourage people to #OptOutside on Black Friday

Missouri State Parks is offering the outdoors as a healthy, carefree, natural alternative to the Black Friday crowds of holiday shoppers.

Jacket with heater built in called ‘must have’

A line of heated jackets, vests and windbreakers is becoming a literal “hot item” on peoples' Christmas lists.

Top Black Friday search trends by state

Black Friday is just around the corner. Which products and stores are consumers most interested in?

  10 ‘worst toys’ named by toy safety group

From stuffed unicorns to purple tou-tou-wearing Cabbage Patch Dolls or Nerf ring launchers, gifts that you think may be great under the tree this year may actually pose a potential risk for children, the group said.

BBB: Think of your budget before Black Friday shopping

BBB shares tips for holiday shopping and safety

  Toy Testers: Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hungry Hippos is a family fun game that's proved itself to still be a hit among some first graders at Blanchard Elementary.

  Toy Testers: Chow Crown

We tested Chow Crown out on some second graders at Perryville Elementary school.

Toy Testers: Crystal Growing Kit

We tested this crystal growing kit with some fourth graders at Shawnee Elementary school.

Toy Testers: Ozobot

The first toy we’re testing this year is the Ozobot.

Toy Testers: Air Hogs Orb

We tested the Airhogs Supernova at O'neal Elementary in Poplar Bluff.

Black Friday: Costco, Target, Kohl’s ads leaked

Once Costco’s Black Friday deals were “leaked” online, several other retailers leaked theirs.

Walmart has a new plan to help you avoid holiday lines

The retailer plans to allow customers buying bulky items, like TVs and Christmas trees, to complete transactions without navigating cash register lines at the front of the store.

UPS raises prices before holiday season

The United Parcel Service prepares for busy holiday shipping demands by raising its prices.

Survey: Consumers to spend 4.1% more than 2017 during winter holidays

The National Retail Federation reports consumers will spend more than $1,000 during the holiday season in 2018 compared to 2017.

  Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.