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  • October retail sales data are better than expected

    October retail sales data are better than expected
    The Black Friday shopping rush may be slightly less of a nail-biter for retailers after government data showed better-than-expected sales in October. Retail sales jumped 0.4% last month, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday, handily exceeding the 0.1%...
  • Apodaca: On the side of the floppers

    Thanksgiving is increasingly becoming a holiday divided into two camps: shoppers vs. floppers. I'm a flopper. After a week of muscular produce buying, and three days of virtually nonstop cooking culminating in 20 minutes of power eating, I can't wait to...
  • Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns

    Holiday hiring hits 14-year high, followed by layoff concerns
    Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report. But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...
  • Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again

     Think Black Friday is best day to get a deal? Think again
    As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal. But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
  • Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours

    Anxious retailers stretch holiday hours
    With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend. Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at...
  • MarksJarvis: Insecurity could haunt holiday spending

    MarksJarvis: Insecurity could haunt holiday spending
    Will shoppers be naughty or nice to retailers this holiday season? Retailers, of course, would consider it nice if shoppers spent the next four weeks rushing to cash registers with mounds of full-priced products. Instead, analysts are predicting a...
  • Retailers bulk up on safety measures for Black Friday

    Retailers bulk up on safety measures for Black Friday
    It's a retailer's worst nightmare: trampling, shoplifting and fighting on the busiest shopping day of the year. With several high-profile Black Friday incidents in recent years, merchants and shopping centers are on high alert. Security has been...
  • National Retail Federation predicts modest holiday sales

    National Retail Federation predicts modest holiday sales
    The National Retail Federation released its holiday predictions Thursday morning, noting that holiday sales will be significantly impacted by the actions of the federal government in the next 45 days. “Our forecast is also somewhat hinging on...
  • Average consumers spend $75 each on Halloween

    Average consumers spend $75 each on Halloween
    Americans are expected to spend slightly less on Halloween this year. A National Retail Federation survey found people plan to spend $6.9 billion dollars on costumes, candy, decorations and greeting cards. That's down 14% from last year but up from 2011....
  • MarksJarvis: Shadow of uncertainty could linger for months

    MarksJarvis: Shadow of uncertainty could linger for months
    No relief for the weary or disgusted investor — this week or for the next few months. The political feud over the nation's debt continues, with the presumed danger zone for a decision coming within hours. October 17 is circled on the calendar as...
  • National Retail Federation says shoppers will spend less this Christmas

    National Retail Federation says shoppers will spend less this Christmas
    The National Retail Federation, a trade association of retailers, released its predictions for the holiday season on Wednesday. According to the federation's survey, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, d├ęcor, greeting cards and...
  • Not so merry Christmas: Holiday spending scaled back amid shutdown

    Not so merry Christmas: Holiday spending scaled back amid shutdown
    The gift-giving season may be muted this year, as Americans, spooked by the government stalemate and ongoing economic weakness, plan to spend less on presents and other holiday preparations, according to the National Retail Federation. More than 6,000...