The definition of Black Friday is officially outdated. Retailers extend doorbusters and holiday deals ahead of the shopping tradition more and more every year. The idea is to boost sales and attract more consumers, but whether that's been successful is debatable.
November 28, 2014

KJZZ News

Black Friday has been dominated by a lot of the big box stores with sales you can only get if you stand in line outside for hours.
November 27, 2014
It’s a time of giving. And a time of sharing with those who are less fortunate. In a recent interview with KJZZ, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said he’s focused on working with those who are near the brink of homelessness to provide them with a safety net.
November 27, 2014
You may have seen last week’s New York Times’ article "The United States of Thanksgiving.” It features a Thanksgiving recipe that evokes the unique flavors of each state.
November 27, 2014
Arizona Sen. John McCain says despite the claims of the Obama administration, the U.S. economy still trails other developed nations.
November 27, 2014
An artist best known for massive steel and concrete sculptures has an exhibit of smaller pieces in Phoenix.
November 27, 2014

NPR News

The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.
November 28, 2014
The video was posted to a Facebook page called My Stealthy Freedom showing Iranian women defying the country's strict laws on female dress.
November 28, 2014
Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices have fallen to a four-year-low before rebounding slightly.
November 28, 2014
A woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested nearly every day for two weeks for so-called "indecent dress." Cellphone video of the assaults have ignited condemnation, and copycat attacks.
November 28, 2014
Sure as the season, some toys that turn up on the most-popular lists are also considered a safety hazard. So best to skip the LED crossbow, eye doctors say.
November 28, 2014