Crate & Barrel, L.L.Bean and Sephora: Where you shop during the Christmas holiday season reveals a lot about how you vote.
Getting out of the red can be easier said than done.
This is the other kind of hangover, and it can last a lot longer if you don't take some steps.
Americans have a new post-Christmas dinner ritual.
The nation’s retailers are bracing for the annual post-Christmas surge of return fraud that will eat away at their profits.
While most retailers have been making return policies easier recently, there are some who haven't hopped on the bandwagon.
Santa doesn’t always get it right. Sometimes, you get a gift that just has to go back to the store.
CNBC reporter Han-Ting Wang sees if Amazon Prime Now delivers on its promise.
The Wall Street Journal says the shippers started limiting air express deliveries, forcing retailers to keep to their commitments on limits.
The world's largest retailer tries a tactic to drive shoppers to its website.
Last-minute holiday shoppers and gift returners, cross your fingers before you swipe.
With so much attention on Black Friday and Super Saturday, people often overlook another crucial shopping day: the day after Christmas.
For many Americans, the holidays are that in name only.
It’s 10 days before Christmas, and the crunch is on.
According to his mom, Lee Karchawer is "the Jewish Santa."
Holiday gift-giving at the office is a potential minefield of etiquette gaffes and awkward moments.
Personal finance experts don’t have much positive to say about these offers.
A new nationwide survey finds that most Americans have gotten the cold shoulder, silent treatment, or worse as a result of an unwanted holiday gift.
If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck.
Economic optimism has reached a post-recession high, according to a new CNBC survey. But will it stick?
Don't bet on it.
There's something about the idea of year-end tips that sends people into panic mode.
After last week's big shopping push, there's still one more purchase worth considering: Travel
The nation's retailers have been working hard to short up security for holiday shoppers. Internet security experts say they have a long way to go.
Sporting an ugly sweater to the company holiday party? That could run you into the triple digits and cost you space in your closet.
But online sales across the board for retailers grew a smaller-than-expected 8 percent on Cyber Monday.
The traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season began with a whimper. Can online shoppers help it end with a roar?
Avoiding a faux pas isn't too difficult if you steer clear of some common minefields.
Firearms sold briskly on Black Friday, according to FBI data.
While it may seem counter-intuitive, analysts say the decrease in shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend actually signals a stronger season.
A set of gifts in each verse of the song would set you back $27,673 in stores, an increase of less than $300 — or 1 percent — from last year.
The chance to use your creativity could be the greatest Christmas gift of all.
Car dealers used to look on enviously as shoppers flocked to retailers on Black Friday. Then they wised up.
Other countries are adopting annual shopping event, complete with shoving and fistfights.
This holiday season, retailers are ready to throw down.
Retailers are battling back against "showrooming" by offering even better terms for price matching.
Which stores are open and when on Thanksgiving and Black Friday?
Shoppers might have already missed some of the season's best sales.
As consumers gear up for the holiday spend-a-thon, they will have plenty of opportunities to get into trouble with credit cards.
Three out of four adults in this country make impulse purchases, and sometimes they can be real budget-busters.
American cooks might be slaving away over a hot stove next Thursday, but some of those goodies might not be as homemade as their guests think.
The editors choose companies for the “naughty list” if they have hidden or annoying fees, stingy return policies or simply bad corporate behavior.
Thanksgiving is a royal pain in the drain.
Shoppers know they have to bring their "A" game to get the best deals, but they may not realize how high the odds are stacked against them.
Already weeks into promotions for early Black Friday discounts, a new study finds that more people are taking a wait-and-see approach.
Are you hoping to sleep in after a big Thanksgiving meal, but worried about missing out on bargains? No need.
The nation's largest retailer tells store managers to match prices with online retail giant.
Thanksgiving and Black Friday just weren't enough.
New releases of "Halo," "Assassin's Creed" and "World of Warcraft" will be available to consumers ahead of the 2014 holiday season.
Retailers are looking to get a leg up on the competition by pushing Christmas deadlines for online orders even later in the season.
The bird hasn't even gone into the oven yet by the time this retailer will open its doors.
An ad by British department store John Lewis provides an early holiday season tug of the heartstrings, and purse strings.
Labor experts worry that big-box retailers' plans to stay open longer and have more cash registers going could come at the expense of workers.
Amid stagnant wages and rising costs for food and apparel, only top earners have the money for much holiday cheer.
Starting November 17 through Christmas Day, deliveries will be made every single day.
If you're looking to get the most bang for your buck online this holiday, it'll require some unconventional thinking.
They like gift cards, but prefer digital delivery and storage to plastic cards that can be lost, stolen or left at home.
If you want to find the best price online, it pays to check multiple ways on multiple devices.
Sears and Kmart announced Thanksgiving opening hours this year, 1-2 hours earlier than last year.
Get ready to finish your turkey and stuffing a few hours earlier this year.
Where: Worldwide. When: Dec. 22. That's the date UPS anticipates will be 2014's busiest delivery day.
It's a first for the retailer as it seeks to compete with the likes of Amazon.
That's two hours earlier than last year. At this rate we'll be having Thanksgiving brunch at retailers.
Stores and package delivery companies are already stepping up hiring for what they expect will be a big holiday season.
Summer doesn't officially end until Sept. 22, but Kmart wants you to start thinking ahead to the holidays — even as it pokes fun at itself.