Gift cards are usually a high sales performer during the holiday season, but this year their retail numbers fell. That also means a smaller post-holiday bump when the cards are used. Jean Luc Renault reports.
In a survey conducted by Michaels craft store, nearly 60 percent of 1,000 respondents said they were more likely to make their own gifts this year. Andrea Gardner looks into the homemade trend that was popular this holiday.
While most retailers are experiencing a dismal holiday shopping season, Lego may see a record gain in U.S. sales this year. Mitchell Hartman explains why the construction toy company is building a profit.
It's been a dismal holiday season for retailers. Consumer spending is down, and the bad weather isn't helping matters. Mitchell Hartman reports on how business owners in Portland are coping with a chilly holiday shopping season.
To cut back on holiday spending, some people aren't even splurging for "season's greetings" cards this year. But Bob Moon reports a good percentage of people will likely continue to buy cards -- especially in the corporate world.
At the height of your economic frustration, you may have entertained the thought of avoiding debt altogether by not buying any holiday gifts. Some families are making that a reality in very positive ways. Jenee Darden reports.
Economic woes mean Christmas presents are a lower priority for some families. How should they break it to the kids that Santa may have to do some scrimping? Ashley Milne-Tyte talked to one family about how they're dealing.