Black Friday http://www.kunc.org en 'Cyber Monday,' 'Giving Tuesday;' Then 'Weeping Wednesday?' http://www.kunc.org/post/cyber-monday-giving-tuesday-then-weeping-wednesday After <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shruti-saini/early-black-friday-_b_2161492.html" target="_blank">Grey Thursday</a>, <a href="http://business.time.com/2012/11/26/black-friday-results-are-in-centerpiece-of-a-huge-multi-day-bricks-and-clicks-shopping-spree/?iid=tsmodule" target="_blank">Black Friday</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/11/24/165794352/more-shopping-small-retailers-want-your-business" target="_blank">Small Business Saturday</a> and No Clever Name For It Sunday, we're on to <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=165863465" target="_blank">Cyber Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:36:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 36892 at http://www.kunc.org 'Cyber Monday,' 'Giving Tuesday;' Then 'Weeping Wednesday?' 'Giving Tuesday': The Start Of A Holiday Tradition? http://www.kunc.org/post/giving-tuesday-start-holiday-tradition First, there was the post-Thanksgiving sales spectacle Black Friday and then the online version, Cyber Monday. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:34:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 36895 at http://www.kunc.org Retail Arms Race Escalates To New Level http://www.kunc.org/post/retail-arms-race-escalates-new-level Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>In American retail history, this may be the year that Black Friday shaded into Thursday night. Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, several other retailers opened on Thursday night, Thanksgiving night, and on Friday, many other online retailers offered flash sales - special deals lasting just a couple of hours. Patty Edwards is the chief investment officer for Trutina Financial, a financial services firm in Washington state. She joins us from member station KUOW in Seattle. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 11:34:00 +0000 36856 at http://www.kunc.org Why 'Black Friday' Has Dark Roots http://www.kunc.org/post/why-black-friday-has-dark-roots <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/11/23/165766048/on-this-years-black-friday-minutes-matter">Black Friday</a> may not yet be a bigger holiday than Thanksgiving, but it certainly has a bigger marketing budget. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:21:00 +0000 36834 at http://www.kunc.org Why 'Black Friday' Has Dark Roots The Last Word In Business http://www.kunc.org/post/last-word-business-257 Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Today's last word in business is busting the doorbusters.<p>Shoppers are heading out to stores today. Many went shopping overnight to seize those Black Friday bargains. But are the deals really unbeatable?<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>No. Not according to an analysis by pricing research firm Decide Incorporated and The Wall Street Journal. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 09:35:00 +0000 36828 at http://www.kunc.org