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Top 10 Apps for Black Friday 2011

Last year, we brought apps to your notice to beat the deluge of shoppers that is an inevitability on Black Friday. Given that a year is enough time in the tech world for those apps to become obsolete, we checked the app markets again, and found these 10 apps to be the best to help you save your money, your time and, most importantly, your sanity this Black Friday.

Spendthrift Wife? Here's How to Control Her

Money conflicts are common to all households. But if your wife is splurging your hard earned money on things that you don’t even require, perhaps its time you draw the line.

7 Best Winter Deals

If you are still trying to figure out how to increase savings, brave the winter winds to steal some of the best deals that the season can offer, The Money Times suggests.

This Could Be the Brand of the Century

 Good companies make great products. Better companies build a strong, recognizable brand around those products. And the very best companies receive that rarest of honors: becoming a verb.

 

5 Safety Tips for Online Shopping

Shopping in the virtual world involves a few risks. To avoid financial mishaps it is imperative that you get savvy of the ways you could be duped online.

Bigger crowds expected on Black Friday

Milwaukee -- A Milwaukee manager is expecting the biggest crowds ever when Black Friday shoppers begin their annual pilgrimage to the malls.

"The retailers are very optimistic heading into Friday," says Chris Jaeger, manager of the Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, Wis.

Jaeger told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel indications are "they're going to pull out all the stops for Black Friday."

Surveys by the Conference Board point to bigger crowds but lower spending.
Average per-household holiday gift spending is expected to be $390 this year, down from an average of $418 in 2008.

For the first time ever Wal-Mart will stay open round the clock from 7 a.m. on Thursday until 11 p.m. on Black Friday, the Journal Sentinel says.

What's in stores this Black Friday?

New York, November 25 -- According to a recent poll by National Retail Federation, more than 134 million U.S. customers are expected to shop this coming Thanksgiving weekend.

Retail beat expectations in October

Washington -- Retail sales rose more than expected in October from September, although sales were down from a year ago, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday.

October sales hit $347.5 billion, up 1.4 percent from September and 1.7 percent lower than October 2008.
Economists predicted a 0.9 percent month-to-month increase. The department, however, revised September's figure from a drop of 1.5 percent to a 2.3 percent decline.

In October, automobile sales jumped 7.4 percent after skidding 14.3 percent in September with the cessation of the "cash for clunkers" federal rebate program.

5 Top 3-Digit Stocks

True penny stocks are a minefield, but small-cap copper beauties can be one way to easily double your money.

Gay books disappear from Amazon catalogs

Seattle, April 15: Amazon.com has claimed that an internal 'glitch' in its book cataloguing process caused the deletion of 57,310 titles from its sales rankings and search pages over the past few weeks.