NEW YORK (AP) - Whether last-minute shoppers have been too busy until now to Christmas shop, or their procrastination just provides an adrenaline rush, many stores will be open today to oblige them.
Today's Christmas Eve mad dash is expected to be the best holiday season for stores since... more »
The first Monday after Thanksgiving better known as "cyber Monday" is a big day for online shopping. Chefscatalog.com, based in Colorado Springs, expected to ship around 6,000 packages today.
Even though online sales don't bring in sales tax revenue for the city they provide an economic boost by creating... more »
It may only be mid October, but some stores in Southern Colorado are already hearing "Jingle Bells". "It's definitely the warm up for Christmas." explains Rebecca Berg, the owner of Barracuda Bazaar clothing store in Old Colorado City, "People are starting to look around at the stores to see what's... more »
Many consumers are procrastinating on their holiday shopping, and becoming more debt conscious. A Consumer Reports survey has found 40 percent of Christmas shoppers have not even begun to shop yet, and 13 percent don't even plan to finish until Christmas Eve.
Ed Farrell, director of CR's National Research... more »
Retail Web sites kept amping up the deals Monday, the first day after Thanksgiving weekend's strong online sales, to try to maintain the momentum.
Meanwhile, a research firm that tracks business at stores reported tepid sales and customer traffic for Friday and Saturday that confirmed a so-so start to... more »
The holiday shopping season is here. Or is it Christmas shopping?
Focus on the Family is starting its own campaign to remind retailers to call it Christmas. The Christian group says it bothers them when stories nix Christmas for what they call "more generic terms."
The "Stand for... more »