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Spirit of the (cyber)season

Dec 13, 2012
Does the embrace of online shopping lessen the meaning of the holiday season?
Posted In: gift giving, gifts, holiday shopping

Imagine a calendar without a holiday shopping season

Dec 13, 2012
How would the economy be affected if we didn't have Christmas and other holidays to stimulate our spending?
Posted In: Retail, Christmas, holiday shopping, shopping

Retailers could step up freebies for shoppers

Dec 10, 2012
As holiday season heads into the last stretch, retailers are gauging just how much they have to give away to get skittish shoppers to spend.
Posted In: Retail, holiday discounts, holiday shopping

The Furby: Creepy and in demand

Dec 6, 2012
The Furby is back this holiday season, and it's as strange and coveted as it was in 1998.
Posted In: toys, furby, holiday shopping

How to spend smart this holiday season

Nov 27, 2012
With holiday season upon us, we're likely all going to be spending a little more over the next month. How can you prepare for the holiday dent in your wallet?
Posted In: holiday shopping, Personal Finance

Black Friday may not reflect overall holiday shopping

Nov 26, 2012
Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But does the weekend binge mean we are actually spending more?
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Black Friday

Black Friday myths busted

Nov 23, 2012
True or false: Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Purdue University professor Richard Feinberg says false. He debunks some common assumptions about the holiday shopping season and offers sound advice.
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, shopping, holiday shopping

How Americans feel about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday

Nov 22, 2012
You don't need to wait until Black Friday -- shopping will start today in many places. But are consumers ready to spend?
Posted In: holiday shopping, Food, Gallup

Beginning a critical season for U.S. retail

Nov 21, 2012
It's no surprise that this time of year marks the beginning of an important period for the strength of retail in America. But is the outlook full of holiday cheer?
Posted In: Retail, online shopping, holiday shopping

Black Friday spawns novel shopping days

Nov 20, 2012
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are Thanksgiving shopping fixtures. But don’t overlook Black Wednesday and Small Business Saturday.
Posted In: Black Friday, Retail, holiday shopping

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