Dec 26, 2011 An increase in extreme weather in 2011 has lead to one of the most expensive years for insurance claims. It's also turning out to be a record year for sheep rustlers on the lamb in the English countryside, where a record number of sheep have gone missing this year. Plus, China and Japan make a currency deal, Detroit girds for possible state takeover, and more top headlines from around the globe on this day after Christmas.
Dec 23, 2011 What is it about consumers that drives us to want so much stuff? You could blame Madison Avenue, but marketers alone can't make us open up our wallets to spend. Tess talks with author James Roberts about why we buy.
Dec 20, 2011 A recent poll has found Miami to be the vainest city in the U.S., but could that be a good thing?
Dec 16, 2011 Kai and crew broadcast live from the Citadel Outlets in sunny Commerce, Calif., to find out how shoppers are spending and how retailers are selling during this most-important holiday shopping season.
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?
Nov 25, 2011 The ability to conduct purchases on mobile devices is growing as apps develop, but traditional cash register companies are still making up the majority of the market.
Nov 24, 2011 With signs consumer spending is making a bit of a rebound, the website called Bundle did a little analysis. Which U.S. cities are the biggest fo...