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 Two families, from two different economic backgrounds, on how they spent one of the biggest holidays of the year.
Dec 26, 2011 Ten percent to 15 percent of holiday sales occur in the week after Christmas. Discounting is deep this year.
Dec 23, 2011 The NFL has its Thanksgiving tradition, and the NBA has Christmas. Ever wonder why?
Dec 26, 2011 In volatile times, traders become extra sensitive to news or rumors that could put them on the wrong side of a trade...even when the markets are closed for Christmas.