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Tag: Consumerism

Deferred interest deals and store credit cards could cost you big time

Holiday shopping doesn’t need to break the bank. As shoppers scramble to take advantage of seasonal deals, there’s one offer you probably don’t want to jump on. Store credit card deals may sound like a steal. However, beware the fine print that can cost you more than you bargained for, according to recent research from …

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What to watch out for when shopping online from work this Cyber Monday

Pictured: (l-r) Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute and Steve Carell as Michael Scott in an episode of “The Office.” Justin Lubin | NBCU Photo Bank If you’re like many workers, you’ll be shopping online while you’re working today. A recent survey from Robert Half Technology, a human resources consulting company, found that 52% of employees …

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Black Friday is ‘bigger than it ever was,’ former Toys R Us CEO says

Black Friday is “bigger than it ever was,” although consumers are shifting when, where and how they shop, former Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch told CNBC on Wednesday, dismissing those who say the frenzy is dying down. In an appearance on “Power Lunch,” Storch pointed out that the after-Thanksgiving extravaganza has become a three-day …

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European markets mixed amid US-China trade developments

European markets opened mixed on Tuesday as investors await updates on a potential U.S.-China trade deal and monitor economic developments. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered fractionally below the flatline in early trade, with basic resources stocks jumping out to 1% gains while utilities fell 0.9% to lead losses. Asian shares rose during Tuesday’s session, following …

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