Dec 25, 2012 More businesses are open on Christmas Day than before. So what's behind the working holiday?
Dec 24, 2012 Christmas is coming up and needless to say, Santa Claus must be busy. He is, after all, really the world’s ultimate personal shopper. And since Marketplace is a business program, we couldn’t help but wonder what sort of enterprise Santa runs.
Dec 21, 2012 Ebeneezer Scrooge seems the epitome of a bad boss. He keeps the thermostat low, you have to beg for a day off and forget about a holiday office party. But is Scrooge's bad reputation undeserved?
Dec 20, 2012 Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, meaning procrastinators get an extra day at the beginning of next week to finish up their shopping. And because Thanksgiving was as early as it could be this year, it's an extra-long holiday season for retailers.
Dec 24, 2012 Every December, millions of Americans spend their hard-earned money on Christmas trees. To find out why this tradition persists and how consumers decide which tree is right for their budget, Tony Cox visited a busy Christmas tree lot in L.A.
Dec 13, 2012 How would the economy be affected if we didn't have Christmas and other holidays to stimulate our spending?
Dec 12, 2012 What economists like to give (and get) as Christmas gifts. Spoiler alert: economists don’t think like the rest of us.
Dec 27, 2011 Two surveys out today have spenders and scholars upbeat about the health of the U.S. economy, for now at least.
Dec 26, 2011 Ten percent to 15 percent of holiday sales occur in the week after Christmas. Discounting is deep this year.