Millions of Americans are still shopping like crazy. But retailers worry their voracious appetite won't last much longer.
Three small-business owners weigh in on how the shopping season went for them.
An early picture of the all-important selling season looks decent.
Many Americans are in better financial condition this year but remain cautious, says Wall Street Journal reporter Veronica Dagher.
Gift-givers seem to be paying attention to messages urging them to ship early.
There's a gaming console shortage thanks to the computer chip shortage and high pandemic demand.
Consumers appear to be spreading their holiday spending across more days, heeding advice to get their orders in early.
The project is a hyperlocal gift economy where neighbors give and receive freely. For some, it's a chance to jump off the consumer hamster wheel.
Smaller businesses that sell locally sourced goods, or provide services, don't always need faraway suppliers.
E-commerce and consumer habits of younger shoppers have made them increasingly popular.