While several stores still open early in the morning on Black Friday, some say Thanksgiving has been "Black Thursday." Several stores like Walmart opened at eight last night and others at nine, but many chose to open at midnight, and we went to find out about the excitement.
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Black Friday was off to a healthy start in the Springs.
Starting at 4:30 am, News 5 headed over to the Southgate Shopping Center in Colorado Springs to check out the crowds and lines outside two of the stores. Both shopping experiences were a little different.
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Americans bought electronics and back-to-school clothes in September but held back on luxuries.
Data released Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse show careful spending, erratic weather and tepid economic news dampened sales last month. The figures include transactions in all forms including cash.
Clothing sales rose 3.8 percent, helped... more »
Travelers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle are finding more of the same at Colorado Springs camp sites.
"We've called probably four different campgrounds before we came upon this one," says Sherry Rheinhart. Her family is visiting from Arizona.
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You may be used to seeing "closed" signs in doors on holidays, but in Old Colorado City many are staying open this Fourth of July. Those store owners are hoping to catch some shoppers like the Cadarettes, who came into town from Evergreen.
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Firefighters have put out a fire at Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs. Electricity has now been restored and the entire mall has reopened. The fire broke out in an electrical conduit, catching to some insulation in the roof, over the Clerk and Recorder's office. It was discovered by mall... more »
Some familiar bells will be ringing next week as the Salvation Army's Kettle drive gets underway for the 2009 holiday season.
The recession has hit the El Paso County chapter pretty hard and coordinator Major Don Gilger hopes that shoppers will be extra generous with this year's drive.
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Retailers are reporting sales declines for August as shoppers continue to hold off on back-to-school purchases and continue to focus on necessities.
As merchants report their sales figures Thursday, teen apparel stores reported weakness. Wet Seal Inc. and Hot Topic Inc. both said sales dropped. Labor Day falls a... more »