Online shopping surges in US holiday season

Americans were expected to spend $1.5 billion, up 20 percent from last year on Cyber Monday, as retailers have expanded their deals to get shoppers to click on their websites…

Earlier Black Friday kicks off shopping season

The shoppers are coming in waves after some retailers opened their doors for Black Friday on Thanksgiving…

Mass. bargain hunter took home TV, left tot

Police say a Massachusetts man left his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in a car while he went shopping for Black Friday bargains…

Black Friday is now Black Thursday

Some say Thanksgiving is a time for family, football and food. Some stores though, say it’s for shopping. Big retail chains are opening their doors on Thanksgiving night, starting Black Friday early…

Thanksgiving weekend travelers pack roads, airports

With the Thanksgiving holiday weekend getting under way Wednesday, more travelers than last year are expected to take to the roads, rails and runways…

Best Buy shoppers line up for Black Friday deals

Best Buy shoppers have begun lining up for great sales on Black Friday since Sunday morning…

Research firm: Holiday buyers willing to spend

Shoppers are again doing some holiday spending after taking a break following their spree over the Thanksgiving weekend…

Online shopping safety tips

Here comes Cyber Monday. An estimated 122 million Americans are expected to shop online for their holiday shopping list….

Black Friday isn’t the only game in town

Cyber Monday. Green Tuesday. Black Friday. Magenta Saturday…

It’s time to get out the winter coats

As the temperature drops, most people reach for their winter coats. But not everyone has that luxury…

BART beefs up patrols to thwart holiday crimes

Passengers traveling on BART trains today might notice more police at downtown San Francisco stations…

Earlier deals, longer hours woo Friday shoppers

Early signs point to bigger crowds at the nation’s malls and stores as retailers…

A cancer survivor expresses gratitude to his wife

Vincent Lo, an immigrant from Hong Kong, learned about two years ago that he had liver cancer…

Shoppers endure the cold weather for holiday sales

People line up in front of merchants before Black Friday, hoping to secure door buster deals…

Self-Help for the Elderly Thanksgiving Luncheon

Self-Help for the Elderly Thanksgiving Luncheon draws 3,000 seniors and children to participate…

Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot

It’s a rainy day on Thanksgiving. But rain didn’t stop people from running or walking for charity….

Online purchases cost state billions unpaid taxes

State officials are reminding those who chose to shop online that some purchases may require payment of use tax…

Thanksgiving Day parade in New York

A festive mood prevailed on Thursday as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…

Food for Thanksgiving

The day before Thanksgiving, many people come to San Francisco Chinatown for their holiday feast…

Mayor Ed Lee carved turkey for Salvation Army

San Francisco city officials wielded knives Wednesday in the name of charity…

Giving thanks helps psychological outlook

Count your blessings this holiday season. It’s good for you…

New immigrant students celebrate first Thanksgiving

Many new immigrant students at the Chinese Education Center in San Francisco celebrated their first Thanksgiving holiday…

Salt hidden in your Thanksgiving menu

No need for a salt shaker on the Thanksgiving table: Unless you really cooked from scratch…

Used Cooking Oil and Grease Disposal

Do you wonder what to do with your used oil and grease from your holiday feast…

More Californians expected to travel this Thanksgiving

More Bay Area residents will spend Thanksgiving away from home this year, according to a recent travel survey conducted by AAA of Northern California…