Topic: Black Friday
Fathers and other pre-Christmas procrastinators are expected to hit the stores in force on Friday, kicking off a calendar-enhanced flurry of holiday shopping that should warm retailers' hearts.
12/23/2011 10:23 am
Friday, December 16, is Free Shipping Day, where online merchants offer free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Here are some of the best deals.
12/16/2011 12:54 pm
The Xbox 360 beat out the Nintendo Wii in November, one analyst said. Meanwhile, Microsoft has launched a new Xbox software package, and both Nintendo and Microsoft edge closer to issuing new gaming platforms.
12/05/2011 01:25 pm
Credit card debt is burdening mother, so how should responsible daughter respond? Also, contribute to charity or pay off credit card debt? Questions 10 and 4 in this reader mailbag.
12/03/2011 11:44 pm
Status-seeking drives a lot of human action, but this weighs in favor if the free markets rather than against them
12/02/2011 02:00 pm
A candy cane treat to put you in the holiday mood.
12/01/2011 03:30 pm
Consumer spending can drive economic recovery, but a recession created by a culture of excess can't be healed by more excess. As my kids learned by cleaning up their rooms, sustained economic health comes from knowing what we really need and what we can do without.
11/30/2011 09:26 am
Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend sales rose 23 percent from last year for America's smallest businesses, according to a new survey. 'Small Business Saturday' helped sole proprietors, but Black Friday was where they saw the biggest gains.
11/29/2011 04:45 pm
A record 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites over Black Friday weekend, up from 212 million last year. But the mood remains one of caution and strategic buying for the rest of the holiday season.
11/29/2011 12:58 pm
Cyber Monday deals are driving many Americans to shop online at work. Some workplaces are looking the other way, with online shopping for Cyber Monday deals up 20 percent over last year.
11/28/2011 03:33 pm