holiday shopping

  • December 28, 2014  

    Ever since oil prices started falling, experts have predicted that consumers would use the extra money saved to spend more on holiday gifts. Did that happen? Sara Germano of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan from Albany with the latest numbers. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2014  

    Experts expect tomorrow’s so-called “Cyber Monday” sales to see an uptick over last year. But will it be enough for businesses to consider the extended shopping weekend a success? For some insight, Shelly Banjo of the Wall Street Journal joins PBS NewsHour’s Alison Stewart. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2014  

    In the past few years, Black Friday shopping sales have crept into Thanksgiving Day as stores try to gain an advantage over their competitors at the start of the holiday shopping season. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Stephen Greenhouse of the New York Times about how the practice of opening stores on Thanksgiving is getting backlash within the business community. Continue reading

  • December 26, 2011  

    A Colorado law that went into effect this fall requires schools to teach public school students about financial responsibility — from drawing coins and bills to deducting purchases from their classroom bank accounts. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2008  

    The Fed’s dramatic interest rate cut is an attempt to increase borrowing and spending. While the government tries to tamp down fears that are lowering consumer confidence, Paul Solman examines what it takes to report the economic indicator. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2007  

    The Friday after Thanksgiving kicked off what most consider to be the beginning of the holiday shopping season, with retailers hoping for a robust consumer turnout. Financial analysts discuss how consumers’ concerns over the housing slump and falling dollar may affect spending this holiday season. Continue reading