Dec 10, 2011 From July to September, American families purchased more, even as their net worth shrank faster than it has at any time since the worst of the financial crisis.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Dec 8, 2011 With increased competition from online retailers, stores across the country are taking steps to make the holiday shopping experience a bit faster.
Nov 29, 2011 Tonight, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs on TV. What does the company gain by putting on such a show?
Nov 28, 2011 Today is Cyber Monday, and it follows on the tails of a very promising Black Friday sales weekend. But what do customers, and companies, have to lose from the surge in mobile shopping?
Nov 25, 2011 Among the most discounted items this holiday season will be television sets, despite new technologies designed to increase demand.
Nov 25, 2011 The National Retail Federation says 152 million Americans will be hitting the stores this weekend, which seems odd in an economy that's saddled with high unemployment and lots of consumer debt.
Nov 29, 2011 More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
Nov 17, 2011 Some stores have resisted the trend to start Christmas before Thanksgiving. Retailer Nordstrom won't even put up decorations until the day after Thanksgiving and is emphatically closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Nov 30, 2011 The Commerce Department announced retail sales jumped half a percent last month.