Consumer confidence for October plunged to its lowest level ever, and some predict the worst holiday shopping season in more than two decades. Sam Eaton reports some retailers may be hurt more than others.
Organic food might be good for your health but, as a consumer, it's not so good for your budget. High-end Whole Foods market is cutting expansion plans in response to a more frugal shopping public. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Kmart has made it so you no longer have to wait for the busiest shopping day of the year. "Early Black Friday" will include big price cuts on electronics and more hopes for a leg up on the economy. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Holiday shopping may look grim towards the end of the year, but Halloween-related spending is actually up. Julie Rose looks into how the holiday is allowing consumers to dress down their economic woes.
Foreclosures, gas prices, Wall Street wipeouts -- the daily barrage of bad news has taken a toll on the American consumer, whose confidence in the economy has dropped to almost 50%. Steve Henn reports.
The economy is keeping shoppers out of stores and retail numbers prove it. They dropped to a three-year low. The downward trend is likely to keep holiday shopping lists on the small side this year. Danielle Karson has more.
September saw a third straight month of declines in retail sales in almost every category -- from cars to groceries. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports why this holiday shopping season could be the worst in years.