SHOPPING! Black Friday style! We find out who's buying what, where, and how much they're spending. Plus we recap the Bears vs. Lions, talk to students doing a Holocaust archive project, and look at the damages sleep deprivation does to our mental and physical state.
The biggest shopping day of the year kicks off the Holiday season and Morning Shift is taking a real-time look at the decisions consumers are making. We also hear about Chicago artists that will be featured in the prestigious Whitney Biennial.
IBM Benchmark is reporting Cyber Monday sales are up Monday afternoon by 20 percent compared to a year ago. Department store online sales have gone up 39 percent compared to last Cyber Monday.Andrew Lipsman is the vice president of marketing at the online research firm ComScore."
Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping strip is teeming with Black Friday shoppers Friday. But if Chicagoans were shopping downtown, they were certainly hard to find.The majority of people polled were from not just out of state, but from overseas - here to take advantage of a recession and good deals.
Shannon Cason is a real live Macy's employee (he sells women's shoes).So the Former Moth GrandSLAM champion is more than equipped to give you his thoughts on Black Friday's move to Thursday, in his Paper Machete Consumer Reports Report.Below, the beginning of his diatribe.