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I have a lot of underwear but I still need more

Some people love shoes. For others, it’s handbags, sweaters, skinny jeans, crop tops, whatever. While I have fallen victim to all of these shopping addictions at one point or another, there is one crime of the heart I am always ...

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Should I shop at thrift stores?

Once I heard a man on a podcast explain that he didn’t grow up in a family with excessive disposable income and often wore clothes from thrift stores. This piqued my interest. Logically, it makes sense for someone with parents ...

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Christmas shopping on a student budget

With Christmas approaching, college students everywhere are scrounging up their loose change in attempts to pay for all of the gifts they still need to buy. Considering students are notorious for not having enough money to buy themselves a proper ...

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Black Friday Success!

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Black Friday turnout decreases from previous years

Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, of the Chicago Tribune, contributed to this report.   After growing for several years, the all-important Black Friday shopping weekend took a double-digit tumble, recent figures from the National Retail Federation show. With retailers offering steep discounts early ...

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Is Gray Thursday the new Black Friday? Holiday shopping season starting earlier than ever

Many businesses nationwide will open their doors for shoppers as early as Thanksgiving morning this year, stirring different opinions about whether the decision is appropriate. Prominent stores in Fresno including Macy’s, Best Buy, Target and Wal-Mart will be opening for ...

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The holiday shopping season: Don’t be one of ‘those’ customers

  Dear holiday consumers, As you may know, we are barreling toward the fourth-quarter-holiday-retail extravaganza. As someone who has worked in retail for more than 10 years, there is some valuable advice that you, as the customer, need to hear. ...

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Reckoning: The true economic toll of Black Friday

Is it just me or was Black Friday not the news fodder that it was last year? I mean, in years past, the antics of shoppers were front and center on the 6 o’clock news. Journalist and columnist wrote about ...

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Fashion Forecast: Men’s trends, Summer 2012

Summer 2012 male fashion trends are a perfect match for the adventurous young man in the San Joaquin Valley. Fashion is an on-going business. There are always new designs, trends and fads coming every season. Fashion trends come and go and depending on the season, you can always find a way to wear all your clothes through out the changing seasons.

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Student employees affected by Black Friday

While many families are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, some people are looking forward to what happens after the feast: Black Friday. Some people love it and others hate it.

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Are blood diamonds a thing of the past?

Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about buying gifts for loved ones. A popular gift is jewelry, preferably diamonds. The thought of buying, or receiving one, from a loved one may momentarily excite you, but considering the incidents those diamonds may have encountered on their way into your hands might make you think twice.

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Halloween has evolved through the ages

Halloween is typically associated with costumes, candy, horror and trick-or-treating, but the pre-Christian Celtic holiday has been traced to have begun 2,000 years ago.

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Biggest shopping day of the year nears

The last Thursday of November is dedicated to a holiday where friends and family come together to give thanks. Although a lot of students are looking forward to spending time with family and friends while feasting on their favorite meals on Thanksgiving Day, they are preparing themselves for the biggest shopping day of the year—Black Friday.

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Holiday cutbacks

The holiday season is just around the corner and some students are not shopping like they used to.

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Fresno’s new Macy’s

The grand opening of Macy’s at River Park on Wednesday Oct. 28 was a tremendous success as customers swarmed the store with excitement.

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When the desperate attack

This recession may have changed my spending habits, but not my haunting habits.

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A Neon Heaven

It’s the music that first catches your attention, with its eeriness reminiscent of the show Star Trek – the original Shatner version. Then you see the flashing neon lights and curiosity lures you in.

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Perks of dumpster diving

My friend Bear calls it the “wristband theory.” Imagine a couple of college girls at the Fresno Fair, fresh out of cash, longing to go on just one more ride.

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