holiday shopping


PODCAST: Holiday sales up, the price of fake snow

Dec 27, 2011
While a temporary deal has been reached in Washington, 2012 doesn't look much better in terms of bipartisanship. FedEx is set to raise its rates beginning in January. In Arizona, many non-industrial businesses are taking up space in warehouses.
Posted In: holiday shopping, snow, football, Music

Sears to close dozens of stores in U.S.

Dec 27, 2011
A good holiday shopping season for most retailers wasn't enough to help ailing Sears, which will close around 100 stores in the coming months.
Posted In: Sears, holiday shopping, appliances

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

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

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

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.
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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