Shoppers clinging to pre-recession pricing deals

Although gas prices are down and the jobless rate is at a six-year low, consumers are clinging to recession-era behavior when it comes to shopping: hold out for the biggest deals. This mentality leaves retailers no choice this holiday season but to put forth amazing deals and start them early. Though Black Friday deals have always been a tradition, promotions rose to new heights during the recession. And experts say that these holiday traditions may be lingering as wages have largely remained stagnant. Story