Shoppers, Economy Race to Holiday Finish
Naughty or nice? Check those lists twice, because U.S. shoppers can expect significant retail discounts through December 25, along with round-the-clock hours and last-minute deliveries. Across the pond, Black Friday promotions yielded a surprising bump to the U.K. economy in November. Many American and British retailers expect a sales surge next week, so if you’ve been naughty and procrastinated with gift-buying, don’t despair: Nice holiday deals are still to be had.