Music is appreciated throughout the year and makes a great holiday gift for family and friends. Here are some suggestions – ranging from Ken Burns' 'Baseball' soundtrack to Dave Brubeck – recommended by the Monitor staff. Click on the link at the end of each item to purchase on amazon.com, and a small percentage will go to support the Monitor.
Wal-Mart, the longtime price leader, can't undercut online retailer Amazon this holiday season, an analyst says.
Now that we're fully into the holiday shopping season, Monitor staff writers have compiled a list of items you might consider as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts. We begin with some family-friendly DVDs. Each item has a link to amazon.com, where you can purchase the item and help support the Christian Science Monitor at the same time.
Some 45 percent of online shopping carts don't lead to sales, a US survey says.
Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day of the year, according to some analysts.
The lines between Black Friday and Cyber Monday have blurred as retailers promote both at once. More retailers are having web-only specials, and more are offering free shipping.
Amazon Black Friday is again beating the competition with lower prices on selected merchandise. But it's the extras, like low-price guarantees, which make some deals really compelling.
HD TVs: Plan ahead for Black Friday deals with these ways to save.
Stock prices mostly recover from a 149-point decline that traders attributed to an FBI raid on two hedge funds and worries about Ireland's bailout.
Black Friday ads are working their magic. A new survey says slightly more Americans will shop during the three days after Thanksgiving this year compared with last year.