Black Friday 2011 offers huge savings on popular holiday gift items, like televisions, gaming systems, laptops, clothing, and so on. But some retailers are using the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season to offer deals on stuff that's on (practically) no one's gift list. Here are our Top 6 wackiest product deals for Black Friday 2011. Have you got a better one? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook:
Walgreen Co. may move its corporate headquarters to Switzerland as part of a merger with European drugstore chain Alliance Boots. But if Walgreen's becomes a Swiss corporation – and gets to pay less taxes – then Walgreen's shouldn't be able to influence US politics, writes Robert Reich.
CVS is poised to become the first national pharmacy to pull tobacco products from its sales roster. The move could cost the retailer an estimated $2 billion in annual sales.
Washington Mayor Gray vetoes legislation that would have forced large retailers to pay workers at least $12.50 an hour, a huge boost to the city's $8.25 minimum wage. Several companies lobbied against the targeted minimum wage bill, including Wal-Mart, which threatened to scrap plans for six stores in the area.
Walgreens and now a report by the National Governors Association show businesses can benefit by seeing disabled workers not as charity cases but employees with uncommon qualities that can enhance profits.
The image of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in what many see as a rock-star pose has drawn a firestorm of criticism. At least six retailers have vowed not to sell that issue of Rolling Stone.