It's that time of the year again - monster sales in stores across the US as Black Friday opens. Almost 136 million consumers will be shopping this weekend, two million more than last year.
Searching for bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday is quickly spreading across the globe as retailers are using what was once a truly American tradition for their advantage.
Worker's at Amazon's main hubs in Germany and Italy have launched walkouts to hit the US e-commerce giant at a time when it hurts most — Black Friday and Cyber Monday — the busiest online shopping days of the year.
Cybersecurity experts and consumer advocates warn online shoppers about "Black Friday" risks. Clicking on that "too good to be true" offer could bring a virus, not a bargain.
Chinese consumers have opened their virtual purses wide in the world's biggest e-commerce binge. The amount spent tops the combined sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the US.
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