Instead of marking down items to clear inventory, retailers are using discounts to draw customers away from competitors.
Despite retail promotions and a longer shopping season, inflation may make consumers pay more but get fewer gifts. Fa la la la la.
Consumers can expect early and steep sales as retailers try to offload excessive inventory. Online shopping is expected to cool.
Christmas trees are in short supply, but deals are still doable.
Before smartphones or super fast at home Internet, millions of Americans would return from their Thanksgiving weekends to high-speed Internet at work and get busy shopping.
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.
U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter. Stacey Vanek Smith spoke to Richard DeKaser, who explained while this is a good...