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Have a very Homo Economicus Christmas

Dec 12, 2012
What economists like to give (and get) as Christmas gifts. Spoiler alert: economists don’t think like the rest of us.
Posted In: economists, Christmas, gifts

Feel-good end to 2012

Dec 27, 2011
Two surveys out today have spenders and scholars upbeat about the health of the U.S. economy, for now at least.
Posted In: consumer confidence, Christmas

How did you spend Christmas?

Dec 26, 2011
Two families, from two different economic backgrounds, on how they spent one of the biggest holidays of the year.
Posted In: Christmas

Final retail rush kicks off today

Dec 26, 2011
Ten percent to 15 percent of holiday sales occur in the week after Christmas. Discounting is deep this year.
Posted In: Retail, Christmas

A true holiday tradition: The NBA on Christmas

Dec 23, 2011
The NFL has its Thanksgiving tradition, and the NBA has Christmas. Ever wonder why?
Posted In: Sports, NBA, Christmas

Investing for a long weekend

Dec 23, 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.
Posted In: Christmas, market volatility, Tweet

Germany OK in tough European holiday season

Dec 22, 2011
Austerity is the rule as many European nations deal with the continent’s debt crisis. Germany is doing relatively well.
Posted In: Christmas, Germany

Buy from Best Buy? Your presents may be late

Dec 22, 2011
The country's biggest electronics chain is saying that "overwhelming demand for some products" could mean a late Christmas for some.
Posted In: Christmas, holiday shopping

Spending on Christmas 'bling' is up

Dec 6, 2011
Consumers will almost $6 billion dollars on holiday decorations this year - the most in seven years - according to new data from the National Retail Federation
Posted In: Christmas, spending, decorations

Secret Santa in the Senate

Nov 30, 2011
For the first time ever, U.S. senators are doing a Secret Santa gift exchange.
Posted In: Christmas

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