The truth about why we buy

Nov 25, 2011
Author James Roberts discusses the motivations behind our shopping habits, and the relationship between money and happiness.

Retailers hope to get into your wallets sooner

Nov 25, 2011
Black Friday is not just a single day anymore, and neither is Cyber Monday. Retailers are rolling out promotions earlier.

TV sales likely to drop this holiday season

Nov 25, 2011
Among the most discounted items this holiday season will be television sets, despite new technologies designed to increase demand.

Workers fight back against early Black Friday openings

Nov 18, 2011
Big chain stores like Best Buy, Walmart and Target have plans to open on 'Black Thursday' this year, which has drawn backlash from workers.

Mid-day Extra: One-stop holiday shopping

Nov 3, 2011
Banana Republic has teamed up with the California winery Clos du Bois to sell two limited edition bottles.

Happy Holidays, FedEx!

Oct 24, 2011
The Pulse today starts with a riddle: Why would good fortune for FedEx also be good for one of its arch-competitors, the U.S. Postal Service? Fe...