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Best Cities For Black Friday Shopping

While many other consumers will simply avoid holiday crowds at shopping malls or even wait until Cyber Monday, retail stores across the nation will be buzzing with activity on the day after Thanksgiving. The following are five of the best American cities for Black Friday deals.

11/05/2013

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VIDEO: Bottle-Smashing Attack In Walmart

Jeremiah Rogers suffered extensive injuries when he was attacked at a Waukegan Walmart. He lost his front teeth and suffered nerve damage to his face.

09/05/2013

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Man Sues Walmart, Claiming Security Failed To Stop Attack

The suit alleges Jeremiah Rogers and his girlfriend were at the Walmart in Waukegan in January, when a man hit him with a wine bottle, but security guards failed to stop the attack after kicking the man out earlier.

08/21/2013

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Veterans Courted By Walmart

One of the biggest companies in America is marking this Memorial Day by kicking off a major campaign to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

05/27/2013

Well-kept government secret: Michelle and Barack OBUMMER met at Walmart. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Cancer

The stars know where you can find love, Cancer. Somewhere large and indoors. A place of perpetual sales and bright fluorescent lights. They employ your grandfather–a man who put in 40 years at the plant and deserves a break, dammit–as a door greeter making minimum wage. The amount of misery their employees go through is only rivaled by the amount of money you can save by shopping there.

03/11/2013

An anti-gun rally was held outside a Chicago Walmart.
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Anti-Gun Rally Held Outside Chicago Walmart

Residents of the Austin neighborhood say they are touched by violence every day and on this Gun Appreciation Day, they held a counter rally in front of a North Avenue Walmart.

01/19/2013

Adolfo Gomez, 52, and his wife Deborah Gomez, 43, were arrested in Lawrence, Ks., after allegedly leaving two of their five children bound and blindfolded in an SUV in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store. (Credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Northlake Mom Gets Probation For Binding, Blindfolding Kids In Kansas

Deborah Gomez, 43, and her husband, Adolfo Gomez, 52, of Northlake, Ill., have been in custody since they were arrested June 13. Police found two of their children, ages 5 and 7, bound by their hands and feet in a Walmart parking lot in Lawrence.

01/16/2013

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Opinion: Walmart Bribery And Mexico

According to news reports, the allure of building a Wal-Mart near ancient pyramids in Mexico, and thus gaining access to global tourists nearby, was so strong that Wal-Mart circumvented democratic institutions and bribed the right people to get their way.

12/19/2012

Groups supporting Walmart workers protest working conditions at the company in front of a Walmart Superstore on Nov. 23, 2012, in Secaucus, N.J. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Michigan’s Brain Dead GOP

The curse of brain dead Republicans is not limited to Washington, DC. It turns out that GOP leaders in state capitols have also been unable to digest the results of November’s elections.

12/12/2012

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Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

Job seekers wait in line outside Kennedy-King College, where the city of Chicago and its sister agencies were hosting a job fair on Nov. 9, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process

Thousands of people waited in line for hours Friday morning at Kennedy-King College, to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago, but many of those people left upset, when they found out the job fair wasn’t quite what they were expecting.

11/09/2012

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Temp Workers File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Walmart

A lawsuit claims Walmart and its staffing agencies failed to follow federal minimum wage and overtime laws when it required temporary workers to appear early for work, stay late to complete work and work through lunches and breaks.

10/22/2012

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Workers Walk Out At Walmart Plant In Elwood

Workers at the Walmart distributions center in Elwood went on strike Saturday to protest alleged illegal retaliation and other labor abuses.

09/17/2012

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Benefits Of Back-To-School Sales

How can back-to-school sales benefit you? Let me count the ways! Just because you might not have a child or a kid heading off to college doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of all the great deals that are out there.

08/20/2012

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North Chicago Accuses Alleged Battery Victim Of Slandering City

North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham is fighting back on a recent allegation of police brutality by a woman who claims she was battered by a North Chicago police officer on two occasions.

07/29/2012

Adolfo Gomez, 52, and his wife Deborah Gomez, 43, were arrested in Lawrence, Ks., after allegedly leaving two of their five children bound and blindfolded in an SUV in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store. (Credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Northlake Parents Bound, Blindfolded 2 Kids In Kansas

A couple from west suburban Northlake is charged with child abuse, after two of their five children were found bound and blindfolded in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in Kansas.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

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Controversial East Lakeview Wal-Mart Going Ahead; World Market To Close

Nearly a year after plans for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store generated an uproar in the East Lakeview neighborhood, those plans are officially set to go ahead.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

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Wal-Mart Now Open Near Boystown Strip

A Wal-Mart store is now open in Lakeview, although not the one that generated a flurry of controversy among neighbors earlier this year.

12/01/2011

Second Hand Boutique Store Sees Boom In Business Despite Recession

Frugal Fashion: Back to School on a Budget

Deciding on a school outfit is a tough decision. This is how to look like a million bucks while spending a lot less.

07/13/2011

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Two Charged In $1.7M Wal-Mart Check Scheme

Two people are accused of running a check fraud scheme that attempted to bilk Chicago area Wal-Mart and K-Mart stores out of more than $1.7 million.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

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