Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 11, 2012 The Times Square celebration brings in a worldwide audience and millions of tourist dollars to NYC every year.
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 12, 2011 How important is it to turn off gizmos on a plane?
Dec 6, 2011 Sign early. Sign often. Your petition might even get read.
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?