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Sears, Kmart to close stores after disappointing sales

Dec 27, 2011
Following dismal holiday sales in a year that was strong for other retailers, Sears and Kmart will shut down over 100 stores.
Posted In: Sears, retail sales, holiday shopping

Deep holiday discounts persist

Dec 23, 2011
Retailers are sweetening their offers in the final days before Christmas, which could hurt their bottom lines.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail

Mid-day Extra: Does holiday music make you buy more?

Dec 23, 2011
Does Christmas music help you get into the holiday spirit? It may also affect your wallet.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Music

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

When the holiday season means more waste

Dec 21, 2011
During the holidays, consumers generate about 25 percent more waste than the rest of the year -- that's a million tons a week of extra stuff. Here are some tips on how to try and keep the waste low.
Posted In: green, holiday, holiday shopping

The rise of the everywhere mall

Dec 16, 2011
Retailers and mobile apps are making it easier for consumers to shop anywhere and everywhere this holiday season.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping

This holiday season, think outside the big box

Dec 16, 2011
"Buy Local" campaigns across the country have raised awareness about why it matters where we shop.
Posted In: local, spend, holiday shopping, Shop

Americans spending more on cars, clothing and furniture

Dec 13, 2011
American consumer spending is up, but shoppers are more conscious this time around -- and Black Friday might have been the high point of spending for a while.
Posted In: holiday shopping, retail sales, holiday discounts

Mid-day Extra: Presents might not be worth what you think

Dec 13, 2011
A new study shows that gifts that cost more, or take more time to pick out, might not be appreciated anymore than their less-thought-out counterparts.
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Mid-day Extra: Streamlining holiday shopping

Dec 8, 2011
With increased competition from online retailers, stores across the country are taking steps to make the holiday shopping experience a bit faster.
Posted In: holiday shopping, retail sales, consumer

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