Nov 25, 2011 Black Friday is usually a good day for the markets. It's a short trading day and there's generally lots of excitement about the start of the holiday shopping season. Today, not so much.
Nov 28, 2011 Black Friday is not just a single day anymore, and neither is Cyber Monday. Retailers are rolling out promotions earlier.
Nov 23, 2012 Historian Nancy Koehn describes the origins of Black Friday -- before it became known as a retail bonanza.
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 25, 2011 Author James Roberts discusses the motivations behind our shopping habits, and the relationship between money and happiness.
Nov 25, 2011 Among the most discounted items this holiday season will be television sets, despite new technologies designed to increase demand.
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 24, 2011 Cornell economics professor Robert Frank is proposing a national sales tax on all purchases made between 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. on the following Friday. Would you support it?