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Holiday Shopping 2011

Bonnie Kavoussi

An Illusory Holiday Shopping Season: Americans Spent Less In December | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

The boost that the holiday shopping season was supposed to have given the economy proved to be mostly an illusion. Consumer spending actually decli...

The Latest Sign That The Wealthy May Be Cutting Back

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. said Tuesday that its sales growth weakened in the U.S. as shoppers pulled back on buying pricey baubl...

Alice Hines

Retailers Seduced Shoppers With Deals In December, In Spite Of Economy | Alice Hines | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

Shoppers didn't hold back this holiday season -- at certain stores, that is. According to data released Thursday, luxury and mid-range retailers seduc...

Discounts Lured Shoppers This Holiday Season, But Crimped Retailers' Profits

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The 2011 holiday shopping season will go down in the record books as the year the Grinch stole stores' profits. Many retailers sacri...

Sears Lists 79 Of Its Planned Store Closures

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Sears Holdings Corp on Thursday identified 79 of the 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it said earlier this week it would close, with the list split a...

Bargain Hunters Divided Holiday Shopping Season Into Two

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The holiday shopping season turned out to be two seasons: the Black Friday binge and a last-minute surge. Together, they added up to dece...

Procrastinating Shoppers Gave Retailers A Boost In Lead Up To Christmas

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A mall trade group says that last minute shoppers gave merchants a solid lift during the final week before Christmas. Sales at stores ope...

'The Returner' And Other Types Of Shoppers That Emerged This Holiday Season

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

-- Four types of American shoppers have altered the shopping landscape this holiday season. There's the bargain hunter who times deals. The midnight...

Retailers Hoping For 'Mega Monday' Of Huge Sales

Posted 12.26.2011 | Business

Retailers were bracing for a busy day on Monday, as a day off for many Americans and warm, dry weather were expected to entice shoppers looking f...

The Calendar May Help Boost Sales This Holiday Season

Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Retailers saw a steady flow of last-minute shoppers on Saturday, the day before Christmas, putting a moderate cap o...

Procrastinating Shoppers Give Holiday Season A Last-Minute Boost

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

It's that time for caroling, eggnog, holiday cheer – and for some, a frantic dash to the mall. Last-minute shoppers hit stores on Christmas Eve...

Janell Ross

Holiday Sales Up, But So Are Customer Returns | Janell Ross | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

At the start of the holiday shopping season, retailers breathed a collective sigh of relief. Unemployment has remained stubbornly high and consume...

Cities With The Most Money To Spend On Christmas Gifts

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Looking for an expensive Christmas gift? Track down family and friends living in the Washington, D.C. metro area. D.C. tops the list of cities wit...

Consumers Stretching Every Dollar This Holiday Season

Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

For many kids this holiday season, the gifts under the tree may look similar to those their parents got when they themselves awoke on Christmas mornin...

Holiday Shopping Boosted Retail Sales Last Month In Sixth Straight Rise

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — The start of the crucial holiday shopping season in November helped fuel the sixth straight monthly increase in retail sales. Gift-...

Poor Looking For Bargains, Rich Opting For Luxury As Christmas Nears

Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Adriana Garcia won't be buying her family Christmas gifts this year. The 26-year-old from Huntington Park, California lost her job as a teacher...

Many Consumers Say They're Already Done With Holiday Shopping

Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

More than a third of U.S. shoppers are already done with most of their holiday shopping, a survey showed on Monday, signaling that retailers need ...

Madhuri Parson: Holiday Shopping

Hayley Griffith | Posted 01.30.2012 | Style
Hayley Griffith

I have made my list and checked it twice. On it you will find Madhuri Parson's collection that is ever so nice!

Stores Aim To Continue Shopping Momentum After Black Friday

Posted 11.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba and Jessica Wohl) - U.S. retailers moved from the frenzied start of the holiday shopping season to the next phase on Saturday...

Obama Takes His Daughters Shopping

AP | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has pitched in to help small businesses get into the holiday shopping season. The president took his daughters, ...

Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Recession-Friendly Gift Ideas

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Wait, I have to buy you a gift? And you too? Didn't anyone get the memo? Money is tight these days. In an effort to stick to the ol' budget I've...

Why You NEED A Prenup NOW

Jacoba Urist | Posted 01.24.2012 | Weddings
Jacoba Urist

Don't let all those tiny lights and tinsel cloud your vision this holiday season. Think sensibly about what a financial union means, and how your marriage could impact your earnings and your nest egg.