Black Friday http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis-Area Lawmaker Plans To Try Again To Ban Mo. Retailers From Opening On Thanksgiving Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-lawmaker-plans-try-again-ban-mo-retailers-opening-thanksgiving-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is Black Friday, the biggest retail day of the year. &nbsp;But many large retailers were open yesterday, on Thanksgiving.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One Missouri lawmaker wants to limit that.</span></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31798 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis-Area Lawmaker Plans To Try Again To Ban Mo. Retailers From Opening On Thanksgiving Day No Retail Shopping On Thanksgiving, Other Bills, Prefiled In Mo. For 2013 Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-retail-shopping-thanksgiving-other-bills-prefiled-mo-2013-session <P>Today is&nbsp;the first full day that Missouri lawmakers in both chambers can prefile bills for next year’s regular session.</P> <P>One bill in particular comes in the wake of the annual holiday shopping surge that surrounds the Thanksgiving holiday weekend:&nbsp; <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB37&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">HB 37 </A>would make it illegal for retail stores to open for business on Thanksgiving Day.&nbsp; The proposal is sponsored by<A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=113&amp;year=2013">&nbsp;State Representative-Elect&nbsp;Jeff Roorda </A>(D, Barnhart).&nbsp; He says it’s in response to the ongoing push by retailers to open for business on nationally-recognized holidays. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:32:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7015 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No Retail Shopping On Thanksgiving, Other Bills, Prefiled In Mo. For 2013 Session Retailers Kick Off The Holiday Shopping Season http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/retailers-kick-holiday-shopping-season <p>Over the weekend, shoppers crowded area malls, big box stores and local businesses in search of holiday deals.</p><p>Saint Louis University Marketing Professor, James Fisher, says because the region is relatively unchallenged by another large retail market, its set up to benefit greatly from a strong holiday shopping season.</p><p>“Our isolated situation as a major metro area means that we have drawing power,” Fisher says.&nbsp; “The magnitude of this consumption ritual allows us to draw people into the St. Louis market.”&nbsp;</p> Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:58:54 +0000 Tim Lloyd 6772 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Retailers Kick Off The Holiday Shopping Season Mo. State Workers To Get Black Friday Off This Year http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-state-workers-get-black-friday-year <P><A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A> (D) has decided to let state employees take the day after Thanksgiving off work this year.</P> <P>The state’s latest general revenue report show that Missouri collected 7.5 percent more money last month than it did in October of last year, and State Budget Director Linda Luebbering says that’s part of the reason why state workers will get to stay home on November 23rd.</P> <P>“It does cost us a little bit to provide those holidays to state employees, and that’s why he didn’t authorize that in (20)10 and (20)11, because of that cost to th Fri, 02 Nov 2012 22:01:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 6055 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. State Workers To Get Black Friday Off This Year