Cyber Monday Deals Help U.S. Retailers Sustain Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Gains
U.S. retailers are extending deals into Cyber Monday and beyond to try to sustain a 13 percent gain in Thanksgiving weekend sales. Spending in stores and online rose to $59.1 billion in the four days starting Nov. 22, the National Retail Federation said in a statement Sunday. A year ago, sales advanced 16 percent over the holiday weekend. Retailers have turned Black Friday into a week's worth of deals, with earlier openings and online offers.