In the South, host to foreign-owned plants, there is little sympathy held for Detroit.
Last year, American bought more than 31 million cut Christmas trees.
Sales were better than expected this past Black Friday, but will it last till Christmas?
More consumers than last year say they'll look for bargains. Thrift shops are in.
A Russian immigrant learns what American Thanksgiving is all about.
Retail sales plunge a record 2.8 percent in October, suggesting a dismal outlook for holiday spending.
Even without plunging auto and gasoline sales, October's rate was still -0.5 percent – a gloomy sign for holiday shopping.
British retailer displays 'carbon footprint' label on everyday items. US retailers are hesitant to follow.
Shoppers should consider a retailer's financial health before buying its plastic.