Household debt is at an all-time high as holiday spending season arrives

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Nov 20, 2018
The total debt carried by Americans has reached yet another record high — $13.5 trillion in the last quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Household debt is now $837 billion higher than its previous peak in…

Feeling pressured? Americans pushed to overspend this holiday season

Nov 20, 2018
New survey finds nearly half of Americans feel pressured to overspend on gifts.
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Toys R Us is gone, but fret not, retailers say

Oct 22, 2018
They see a chance to grab the defunct store's share of sales.
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Toys R Us is gone, but fret not, retailers say

Oct 22, 2018
They see a chance to grab the defunct store's share of sales.
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How movies and TV are capitalizing on your holiday cheer

Dec 22, 2017
Are you the type of person who during the holidays wants to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” or debate which version of “A Christmas Carol” is the best? Or are you lining up to watch the new “Star Wars” movie for…

Inside New York City's 24-hour Christmas tree stands

Dec 22, 2017
A few days before Christmas, our reporter sets out to find a tree for the office.
Danny Abbott hangs lights for the night crew at Soho Trees in New York City.
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Will late holographic family members join us around the dinner table?
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Christmas has always been about consumption

Dec 8, 2017
And if you feel like the holiday used to be better, you're not alone.
Flanders says it's what we consume around Christmas that's changed over the years.
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Black Friday may not be best day for deals

Nov 22, 2017
More than half the respondents in a survey by WalletHub said Black Friday no longer offers the best deals of the year. The personal finance website analyzed ads from major retailers and found that there are a lot of deals…