Dec 13, 2011 A new study shows that gifts that cost more, or take more time to pick out, might not be appreciated anymore than their less-thought-out counterparts.
Dec 14, 2011 American consumer spending is up, but shoppers are more conscious this time around -- and Black Friday might have been the high point of spending for a while.
Dec 13, 2011 The Federal Reserve officials meet today to discuss the slow domestic recovery, the ongoing crisis in Europe, and a plan for better communication surrounding its actions. In Russia, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced he will run for president against Vladimir Putin in next spring's elections. Wall Street types can expect smaller bonuses this year, but many are thankful to just have a job.
Dec 14, 2011 For all the breathless coverage of Black Friday sales this year, the official retail sales data for November came out today and it was, in a word, 'blah.'
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.
Dec 5, 2011 The list of the top five malls in America was recently released. But with booming online shopping sales, are malls still relevant?