Several websites have popped up that allow people to swap the $26 billion worth of gift cards sold this holiday season. But Sam Eaton reports there are few guarantees and you can't always tell what you're getting.
Head to any of the big retailers and you're likely to find some crazy sales -- a short-term fix for a lackluster holiday shopping season. But are deep discounts good for the long-term health of these stores? Jeremy Hobson reports.
Ever been out shopping the morning after Christmas? It's kind of busy, actually. People sneaking out of work to spend gift cards and snap up a few post-holiday bargains. Amy Scott caught up with one shopper -- the kind retailers are counting on.
Last-minute shoppers helped boost retail numbers before the holiday, but overall buying was still weak. Jill Barshay reports women's clothing was a particularly big casualty, and tells us where to go for bargains now.
If you were getting in your last-minute shopping today, chances are you're either a hardcore procrastinator or you're looking for deep discounts just before Christmas. Jeremy Hobson took a look at the holiday's final retail rush.
Best Buy is going gangbusters. Circuit City's shares are down 75% so far this year, and things are expected to get worse. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on how two companies selling similar stuff have wound up in such different places.