It was a merry holiday season for retailers. U.S. retail sales, excluding autos and gasoline, rose 7.9 percent year-over-year from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, according to data released Monday from MasterCard Advisors. ‘It absolutely was a happy h
More Americans had their backgrounds checked purchasing guns on Black Friday than any day on record, according to data released by the FBI this week. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 185,345 requests on Nov. 27.
When we stand in line, it's not just the length of time we hate, it's the anxiety, uncertainty and boredom that goes along with it. Some companies and researchers are looking for ways to make waiting in line a little less painful.
Stocks ended a choppy session modestly lower as the retail sector continued to drag on the benchmark indexes. Retailers such as Walmart (WMT) and Costco (COST) tumbled on signs of weaker sales over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. FitBit (FIT) was an o
The holiday shipping season should be good for FedEx’s (FDX) bottom line, with the company projecting record volume this year. FedEx expects to ship 317 million packages between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, which represents a 12.4% increase in vol
U.S. stocks opened higher Monday as investors evaluate how eager Americans were to open their wallets during Black Friday weekend. One trend is clear-more and more people are shopping online instead of going to brick and mortar stores. The National R
Cyber Monday is expected to continue the trend of clicks over bricks. Americans are choosing to shop online rather than head to stores as the National Retail Federation says an equal number of people went to stores over the Black Friday weekend that