BLACK Friday hit a record US$7.4 billion in US online sales as many shoppers spent the day clicking instead of lining up to buy.

[NEW YORK] Fewer people lined up outside stores as Black Friday shopping kicked off, suggesting early discounts offered by retail chains and a surge in online buying may have taken the shine off...

[FRANKFURT AM MAIN] More than 2,000 Amazon workers in Germany walked off the job as the US online retailer kicked off its "Black Friday" sales bonanza, escalating a long-simmering battle for...

[PARIS] Climate activists staged protests across Europe on Friday to denounce the environmental toll of mass consumption, while shoppers hit the streets and the internet as retailers of all...

[NEW YORK] US consumers splurged more than US$2 billion online in the first hours of Thanksgiving shopping on Thursday, while crowds were largely thin at retailers on the eve of Black Friday,...

CASEY Scott refuses to shop on Black Friday and, he says, there's no discount deep enough to change his mind.

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THE annual Singles' Day sale on Nov 11 has passed but coming up soon is the next major shopping affair - Black Friday - on Nov 29.