A new survey says many shoppers expect to find the best deals online after Black Friday has come and gone. Are they right?
Stocks are mixed as a large write-down, and associated charges of fraud, from Hewlett-Packard overshadow better-than-expected US housing data.
Research in Motion is upgraded to 'hold,' and Intel is downgraded to 'neutral.'
Some are saying that people who decide to rebuild in flood zones shoulder the extra risk without help from taxpayers.
Stocks are sharply higher as sales of existing homes rise in October and a gauge of homebuilder sentiment climbs to a 6-year high in November.
By opting for a retailer's deferred interest payment plan, you run the risk of turning interest-free financing into a high-interest loan.
If doorbuster deals aren't enough incentive to get you to leave home, many retailers are also offering freebies, particularly to early birds.
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