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How Wal-Mart, Other Stores Are Trying to Make Holiday Shopping Cheap, Easy

by Associated Press 11/22/2012 9:16 am

Retailers from Wal-Mart to Macy's are doing everything they can to make it easier for more finicky shoppers to spend during the holidays. Several are opening on Thanksgiving Day. Some are offering free layaway and shipping. Many are matching in-store prices with cheaper online deals.

Report: 'Showrooming' Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases

by Lance Turner 11/20/2012 7:18 am

The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights.

Wal-Mart Waits While Other Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Match Online Prices

by Lance Turner 10/18/2012 12:57 pm

This holiday season, Best Buy and Target Corp. plan to price-match their rivals, including online competitors like Amazon. But Wal-Mart Stores Inc. still hasn't decided what it will do.