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  • Earlier deals, longer hours woo Friday shoppers


    Big crowds on Black Friday can be both a blessing and a curse. Early signs point to bigger crowds at the nation's malls and stores as retailers like Target and Macy's opened their doors at midnight on the most anticipated shopping day of the year and a few others opened on Thanksgiving Day. Shoppers were mostly peaceful across the country, but a few violent incidents broke out as millions of shoppers rushed into stores and tensions flared. AP Photo/Matt Stamey, The Gainesville Sun A shopper walks to his car after purchasing...

  • Abercrombie asks 'The Situation' to shop elsewhere

    MAE ANDERSON, AP Retail Writer

    NEW YORK — The Situation doesn't usually require a lot of motivation to lose the shirt. But Abercrombie & Fitch wants him to go one further — the company has offered to pay "Jersey Shore" cast members to stop wearing clothes carrying their brand. The preppy teen retailer said Tuesday it would pay a "substantial payment" to Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino or any cast member who stops wearing its clothing on the popular MTV reality show because the series is "contrary to the aspirational nature of the brand." AP Pho...