Cyber Monday


Mon December 2, 2013

Attention Cyber Shoppers: Did You Pay Colorado Sales Tax?

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If you ventured online Monday for that deal on a great gift, you joined millions of Americans on Cyber Monday.  Analysts are calling it the busiest online shopping day of the year. Many companies include Colorado sales tax on that purchase. But if they don’t, it’s up to you to pay the state directly.

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Mon November 26, 2012
The Two-Way

'Cyber Monday,' 'Giving Tuesday;' Then 'Weeping Wednesday?'

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 9:15 am

The scene at the registers in a Braintree, Mass., Target store on Black Friday.
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Mon November 26, 2012

'Giving Tuesday': The Start Of A Holiday Tradition?

Originally published on Mon November 26, 2012 2:50 pm

First, there was the post-Thanksgiving sales spectacle Black Friday and then the online version, Cyber Monday. Now, charitable groups want to start a new holiday tradition — it's called Giving Tuesday and the first one is tomorrow.

It may seem a little surprising that no one came up with the idea before of designating a specific day to help launch the holiday charitable giving season.

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Sat November 24, 2012

Retail Arms Race Escalates To New Level

Originally published on Sat November 24, 2012 8:30 am



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. Thanks so much for being with us.

PATTY EDWARDS: Absolutely my pleasure.

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Thu December 1, 2011
Holiday Retail

Don't Get Hooked by Phishing this Holiday Season

Consumers are urged to be leery of emails or texts claiming there is a problem with their financial accounts.
Erin O'Toole

This year on Cyber Monday, retail and banking officials are urging online shoppers to be especially wary between now and the end of the year.

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