From video Barbie to Tonka Chuck, toys topped the list of holiday must-haves.
Privately held shares are being swapped so frequently that regulators are paying attention.
One Morningstar analyst looks at funds that are slightly expensive but poised for growth.
Smart-phone hardware is getting cheaper, and Google's platform is the go-to software for new low-end devices.
The retailer sold 158 items per second on its peak shopping day.
It's not an official indicator, but a jump in online employment ads bodes well for 2011.
Attendance plummeted in 2010, even with deep discounts. Now promoters say admission prices will drop.
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