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Square scraps gift card service less than a year after launch

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Payment start-up Square Inc scrapped its gift card service less than a year after the payments start-up launched the effort. Full story

Holiday Shipping: Plan Now for Last-Minute Shoppers

By strategizing this summer, you can be prepared for December's rush deliveries. Full story

Target sees solid year after weak holiday quarter

(Reuters) - Retailer Target Corp appears poised for a solid showing in the first quarter and forecast a higher profit for the year after a weak performance in the key holiday season. Full story

Shutterfly beats estimates, driven by holiday season

(Reuters) - Online photo-sharing service provider Shutterfly Inc's results beat analysts' estimates in the traditionally strong fourth quarter on higher demand during the holiday season, particularly in its enterprise unit. Full story

Easily Whip Together Fluffy Delights

The end of the year signals the inevitable burgeoning waistline. If you're looking to impress family and friends this holiday season with some homemade fare at the dinner table, Mastrad's aluminum gourmet whipper (beginning $54.99) is an easy way to add flair to your dishes. Despite the name, a whip Full story

NRF Retail Sales Post Lowest Gain Since 2009

   CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the latest holiday sales numbers from the National Retail Federation.

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  Teen Retailer: Who's Hot, Who's Not?

CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the latest sales numbers from retailers this holiday season.

  13 ways to emotionally jumpstart the new year

Now that the joyful holiday season is over, you may be feeling a little down, but author Ken Lindner is here to help. He offers his top tips on how to use your emotions to get the most out of every aspect of your life this year, as outlined in his book, “Your Killer Emotions.”

  Many Happy Returns?

Retailers are bracing for an influx of returns this holiday season, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  Retail Returns Could Hit Record Numbers

CNBC's Jane Wells reports returns are projected to jump 37 percent this holiday season to $63 billion.

  Fiscal Cliff Impact on Retailers

Retailers saw the weakest holiday sales this year since 2008, with Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity Securiites, and Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors.

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Holiday shopper takes break in New York City's Times Square
Holiday shopper takes break in New York City's Times Square

A woman is surrounded by shopping bags as she takes a break from holiday shopping in New York City's Times Square December 23, 2011 two days ahead of the Christmas holiday. REUTERS/Mike Segar

FILE: Retailer Numbers Mixed For Holiday Season
FILE: Retailer Numbers Mixed For Holiday Season

Shoppers walk through Herald Square after shopping at Macy's department store on December 26, 2012 in New York City.

Holiday Sales
Holiday Sales

epa03517572 A man carries shopping bags in New York, New York, USA, 24 December 2012. Shoppers take advantage of sales during last minute holliday shopping EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

A retail store at the CambridgeSide Galleria mall in Cambridge, Mass., advertises a holiday sale, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Although fresh data on the holiday shopping season is expected in coming days, early figures point to a ho-hum season for retailers.