The growth in seasonal spending is slowing as economic uncertainty looms.
Two-thirds of workers earning under $10 an hour work for large corporations. Here are the biggest employers in low-wage industries.
Some retailers and consumers are balking at the ever-earlier shopping hours that now threaten to intrude on turkey time.
If shoppers are standing on line for TVs, tablets and jewelry, they're wasting time and money.
These 4 chains are so beaten down even a modest improvement in holiday sales could give their stocks a substantial lift.
Welcome to another make-or-break holiday retailing season for discount retailers.
The struggling retailer's share price is in a freefall as it continues its streak of quarterly losses.
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