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Black Friday is here and Cyber Monday is coming up, which means many consumers are holiday shopping or prepping their lists. University of Louisville pediatrician Heather Felton said those shopping for children should be aware of potential hazards. 

Kentucky retailers are hoping for an ‘end of the year’ rush between now and Tuesday.  The 2012 holiday shopping period is certainly not one for the record books.  Laura Leigh Goins with the Kentucky Retail Federation says businesses gauge sales from November through the end of December.  

From NPR: Those yearning for a more homemade Christmas might turn to the online shop Etsy to find the perfect handmade gifts. But the website that was built as an alternative to mass production is now turning to the retail chain West Elm, connecting local Etsy sellers with the big name store. Every time a new West lm opens, it sells items wholesale from local Etsy sellers.