Holiday cyber shopping rises while stores get more shoppers but smaller sales…
By Tom Kennedy
American shoppers flocked to stores to take advantage of deals on Black Friday, led by Apple's one-day sale and stores like Toys R Us, Target, and Best Buy that all chose to open Thursday night to extend their hours.
Many Americans will head to the mall after Thanksgiving dinner to snag retail deals once reserved for the early morning of "Black Friday." But as retailers fear a sluggish consumer spending holiday season, more are opening on the actual holiday.
As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, business and economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how retailers are faring in an economy that's increasingly divided between the haves and the have-nots.
Friday is the traditional kickoff of the holiday retail season, but some stores are opening a day early. Correspondent Tom Bearden looks at how that's playing out in Denver, Colo., where some say the rush to start shopping is infringing…
Jeffrey Brown talks to Dana Telsey, a retail-industry watcher, about the trends this year in holiday sales.
Kwame Holman has a look at how consumers are changing their shopping habits during this year's Black Friday because of the financial crisis.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
A private research group announced Tuesday that consumer confidence sank to a record low in February. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke told Congress the U.S. economy is suffering a "severe contraction."…
The holiday season was anything but merry for retailers this year; sales fell by double-digits in several categories, making this shopping season one of the worst in decades. An analyst examines the impact on the economy.
By Business Desk
Question/Comment: We’re told that lower consumer spending will make economic recovery much more difficult. We’re admonished that we don’t save nearly enough, and are among the lowest among industrialized nations. So which is it: spend or save? Paul Solman: The…
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