Dec 13, 2012 Despite some worries about consumer demand this holiday season, U.S. retail sales rose 0.3% in November.
Dec 13, 2012 Hurricane Sandy sparked spending in the Northeast, but Black Friday is national and so has more impact on retail sales.
Dec 10, 2012 As holiday season heads into the last stretch, retailers are gauging just how much they have to give away to get skittish shoppers to spend.
Dec 4, 2012 Retailers could lose $9 billion this holiday season to thieves. So stores are trying to stay one technological step ahead of the crooks.
Nov 28, 2012 A growing number of U.S. companies -- including Wal-mart, Sears, Disney, Dickies, and hip-hop star Sean Comb's clothing line -- have been linked to the deadly garment factory fire in Bangladesh.
Nov 29, 2012 Critics say a system of contracting out warehouse operation and hiring allows discounters to avoid responsibility for workers.
Nov 26, 2012 Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But does the weekend binge mean we are actually spending more?
Nov 23, 2012 True or false: Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Purdue University professor Richard Feinberg says false. He debunks some common assumptions about the holiday shopping season and offers sound advice.
Nov 23, 2012 A study says rather than lining up for those doorbusting deals today, you could do just as well by shopping at other times of the year.
Nov 22, 2012 Most people don't go to Black Friday's early store openings. But for retailers, it's like an arms race. If their competitors open early, they have to respond.