Category: Shopping News

Back-to-school shopping in 2020: How to save amid uncertainty | Tulsa National News

Back-to-school shopping is an expensive chore in a normal year; this year is anything but normal. But with August upon us, stores are putting out back-to-school displays in anticipation of children needing to learn, whether in the classroom or at home.

Two-fifths (40%) of parents with children in K-12 or college anticipate their children will be attending classes in a hybrid environment (both in-person and remote) in the fall of 2020, according to a new NerdWallet survey conducted online July 16-20 by The Harris Poll among over 600 parents. Planning for multiple scenarios could result in the need for increased

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Big Tech Goes on Shopping Spree, Brushing Off Antitrust Scrutiny


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The biggest U.S. technology companies have gone on a buying spree this year, waving off intense scrutiny from competition watchdogs and critics who say they’ve bolstered their power by snatching up nascent rivals.

The number of acquisitions by the five largest companies — Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., and Microsoft Corp. — came at the fastest pace through June since 2015, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Tech deals are accelerating even in the face of stepped-up antitrust scrutiny under the Trump administration. Federal

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Black Friday and Thanksgiving shopping 2020: What we know so far


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Black Friday 2020 is shaping up to be a very different kind of shopping experience than any holiday shopping weekend in recent memory. With ongoing inventory issues due to the extended global pandemic — not to mention the need for retailers to maintain a safe environment for customers and employees — it’s likely that there will be no throngs of expectant customers lining up for hours ahead of massive doorbuster sales. But as we head toward fall, it’s possible to piece together a picture of what to expect on Black Friday this year. Here is what we

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The Shopping News of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

  • Drive Through Book Sale To Help Ephrata Public Library

    (Shopping News Photos by Donald Reese)

    Shown in the photo is Lauren Fisher, Development Coordinator of the Ephrata Public Library, with sample book sale bags that will be part of the reimagined Drive Through Book Sale. All library staff involved in this event will be wearing masks in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

    Due to …
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    “Pieces From The Past” – Featuring Lititz Historical Foundation

    (Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

    Shown in the photo is Lowell Wenger, a tour

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    America just had its biggest monthly surge in retail sales. But that’s not the full story

    The increase was far better than economists had expected. Industry sales in May were expected to climb 8% from April, according to consensus estimates from Refinitiv.

    This was the biggest one-month surge in history, dating back to 1992. Still, sales in May were down 6.1% compared with last year, according to the Census Bureau.

    Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Kroger (KR), Costco (COST), Dollar General (DG) and others are benefiting from Americans buying more groceries and home essentials as they are sheltering in place. In recent weeks,
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