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Mega Memorial Day Sale

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Money Medals

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Xmas

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Trojan Santa Claus

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War on Christmas

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Online Shopper

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Wall Street Santa

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Colbert Has a Better Idea for Amazon Than Delivery Drones

Amazon’s latest “Prime Air” plan to drop your orders on your doorstep in half an hour leaves a lot to be desired. But Stephen Colbert has come up with a brilliant way for people to get products instantly—all he needs is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ money.

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Holiday Shopping

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Black Friday Sales

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Oh Christmas Tree

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Black and Blue Friday

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Quashing the Arts

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Brown Thursday

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Thanksgiving Table

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War on Thanksgiving

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Too Soon

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Black Friday

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Wal-Mart

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Something to Be Scared of: Retailers Market ‘Sexy’ Halloween Costumes to Little Girls

Costumes for little girls are now firmly part of the trend toward an overly sexualized Halloween celebration.

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Water for a Thirsty World

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Care for Green

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Adam and Eve at Wal-Mart

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Shopping Meter

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Tax Evasion Lesson No. 1: Become a Russian Citizen

French actor Gerard Depardieu has resorted to becoming Russian in order to avoid paying taxes in France, with a little help from Vladimir Putin of course; Jane Harman is being considered for CIA director, despite her past involvement in an Israeli intelligence influence operation; meanwhile, the Obama administration has been compiling a database that helps it determine how to treat a suspected terrorist. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Ned Claus

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Bad Economy Christmas

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The Season of Our Disillusionment

During the December holidays I feel the urge to watch old black and white movies, preferably those starring Jimmy Stewart. This year, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is too painful, a reminder of what we used to be but aren’t anymore.

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Shop Till Ya Drop

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Multi Nightmare

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David and Christmas

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End of the World

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Christmas Failures

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Good Grief

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Black Friday Sets Record, Cyber Monday Looks to Follow

It appears the controversial decision by some retailers to start Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving has paid off.

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Black Friday

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Walmart’s Black Friday

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People Will Like Anything Called ‘the New iPhone’

Social scientist and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently conducted a classic experiment, asking unsuspecting pedestrians to comment on the new iPhone 5, which was actually an old iPhone 4S.

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The Economic Normalcy Bias

Many who are faced with imminent disaster instantly convince themselves that everything is normal and that they don’t have to modify their behavior.

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Post-Christmas

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Christmas Bills

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Santa Goes Shopping

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Black Friday: The Pepper Spray Holiday

Following the good example set by recent police activity in our great nation, a particularly determined shopper whipped out the pepper spray Thursday night in a bid to fend off competition for an Xbox at a Los Angeles Walmart. That set the tone for a Black Friday alive with holiday spirit.

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Anger Sowing Seeds of a New Consumer Movement

A new report shows that after years of rising anger, consumer rage has reached an all-time high.

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Marketing Masculinity in an Age of Male Anxiety

What better way to jack up men’s flagging sense of masculine prowess in these times of economic instability, with gender roles shifting by the minute, than by introducing a line of house paints that includes the colors “Bro Code” and “Zombie Apocalypse”? (more)

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A Call to Consume

Step right up and watch as one man in London with a megaphone and a cheeky sense of humor gives voice to the many narratives of consumerism—e.g., “Meditation is a waste of good shopping time!”—and has some fun at the local police’s expense while he’s at it.

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From Quality to Quantity—and Maybe Back Again

Amid last week’s flood of business news, one story stood out as reason to hope for more than just a momentary uptick in your 401(k): Apple, you may have heard, announced record first-quarter profits.

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Shopping Sprees From Hell

After a day of overindulgence in food and drink, many Americans observe the nutty consumerist tradition known as Black Friday around the country. Here’s a montage of some of the most frightening stampedes in recent history.

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The High Cost of Low Prices

Whereas Great Depression America valued well-made utilitarian products and understood the inherent danger of bargain culture, Great Recession America prioritizes discounts at the expense of everything else.

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Eat Pray Buy

Historically, the notion of cross-promotion in the film world has frequently involved plastic products optimized for Happy Meals—collect ’em all! But with changing times and audiences come all new ways to part moviegoers with their pocket money.

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