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Black Friday losing its aura?

Black Friday losing its aura

Wondering why the jingles have started so early this season, well you might not be alone! Customers are happy and so are shopkeepers who are doling out deals. The bigger question is, whether Black Friday is losing its aura!

Is the dwindling retail business of US looking up again?

Is the American “money spending ability” bouncing back? Data put forth by the Commerce Department showed a profitable upswing in retail sales this July!!

Retail sales in Britain slide in September

London -- Retail sales fell for the second consecutive month in Britain, falling 0.2 percent in September following a 0.7 percent drop in August, the government said.

Sales at clothing and shoe stores dropped 0.8 percent, while Internet and catalog sales dropped 0.5 percent. Grocery store sales rose slightly, up 0.1 percent, The Guardian reported Thursday.

"The second successive fall in retail sales in September is surprising and particularly worrying given the importance of consumer spending to the economy," said economist Howard Archer at IHS Global Insight.

3 Potentially Undervalued Stocks

When it comes to stocks, I have a tough time labeling myself as one particular type of investor or another. As soon as I say I love a good story, then it isn't cheap enough. If it is a great value, then I don't see any growth potential.

Lindsay Lohan in legal soup over unpaid bills

The Mean Girls star has indeed been very mean for she has not paid for clothing, jewellery and other fashion accessories which she purchased from Tough as Nails Boutique.

Kiwi Industries infant clothing recalled

Washington -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Kiwi Industries infant apparel due to a choking hazard.

About 450 onesies and rompers were sold nationwide from March 2010 through May 2010 for about $26 each. They were manufactured by Holtrop & McIndoo LLC, doing business as Kiwi Industries of Albuquerque, N.M.

Snaps on the infant garments can detach, posing a choking risk, the commission said.

The onesies and rompers were sold in eight colors and prints in sizes zero through 3 months up to 12 to 18 months.

Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled clothing and contact Kiwi Industries for an exchange.

Consumers can call 877-509-84891 for information.

5 Ways To Impress Clients

When you meet new people for business networking, it is essential to make a good first impression as it influences the entire time period of the relationship.