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November 20, 2018 | Michelle Queen

More Than 164 Million Consumers Plan to Shop Thanksgiving Weekend

An estimated 164.6 million consumers are planning to shop Thanksgiving weekend, according to a study by The National Retail Federation (NRF) released Nov. 16. The numbers include those planning to shop on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sunday, and Cyber Monday. While the survey indicates millions will shop each day, Black Friday will […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

137.4 Million Consumers Plan to Shop Thanksgiving Weekend

An estimated 137.4 million consumers are planning to shop Thanksgiving weekend, according to a study by The National Retail Federation. These numbers, which cover Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Sunday, are up 58.7 percent, or 135.8 million people from last year. “Black Friday remains one of the busiest shopping days of the […]

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August 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Comptroller Promotes Tax-Free Week in Takoma Park (VIDEO)

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is promoting Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which takes place from Aug. 14 – 20. During Tax-Free Week, qualifying clothing and footwear priced less than $100 or less, per item, will be exempt from Maryland’s six percent sales tax. On Thursday, Franchot visited Amano, a woman’s apparel store in Takoma Park, to […]

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July 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Home Improvement Tips (VIDEO)

In the latest Montgomery County Consumer Alert, investigator Kevin Simpson provides some tips for consumers considering home improvements this summer. Take a look: For more information, visit the Office of Consumer Protection’s website.

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June 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Consumer Alert: Drycleaners Eviction (VIDEO)

In this latest Consumer Alert, find out how the Office of Consumer Protection gets involved when a dry cleaning business is evicted.

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April 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

Connecting Farmers and Consumers Still Challenging in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Heather Bruskin, manager of Montgomery County Food Council, said Montgomery County has “beautiful farms and “amazing food is developed here.” The challenge is connecting consumers to the produce available in the county, Bruskin said.    

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