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Jay Henderson, IBM Smarter Commerce, sees really strong performance for online retailers this holiday season. Henderson reports 19 percent growth on Thanksgiving Day for online sales alone.
The "Closing Bell" team gauges the Black Friday pulse with shoppers at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey.
Edgar Huber, Land's End president and CEO, reports very strong numbers for this Black Friday shopping weekend thus far. Huber says the business volume for "Cyber Monday" is also expected to be extremely high.
CNBC producers Krista Braun and Bree Kelly report traffic at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey has picked up, especially for retailers with discounted apparel.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Dayton Ohio. Reagan says foot traffic is pretty good.
Patricia Edwards, U.S. Bank, says you will continue to see deals through Christmas. Eric Beder, Brean Capital, and Simeon Siegel Nomura Securities, weigh in.
Holmes Wilson, Fight for the Future co-founder, explains which merchants and retailers are taking part in "Bitcoin Black Friday."
Rocco Pendola, TheStreet.com, says Apple is what's right in retail. They create great experiences and the iPad is what a tablet should be. Arik Hesseldahl, All Things Digital, weighs in.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on protests happening at 1,500 Wal-Marts around the country today, mostly over low wages.
Steven Tanger, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers president and CEO, says today's Black Friday was more robust than anticipated. Tanger is also expecting a good holiday season.
Apple, which is not known for discounts, sent out emails offering some Black Friday gift cards for purchasers of its products, AllThingsD reports.
Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen Interiors chairman and CEO, says discounting is like a craze; retailers follow each other. It is a race to not making money, he adds.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports more than 1,000 people were in line last night to shop at a Target in Los Angeles that opened at 8 pm Thanksgiving night.
Despite saying it would be competitive on price this holiday, analysts said Best Buy is poised to be one of the season's winners.
Shoppers eager to get a jump on Black Friday got into arguments and fought in parking lots at a few places around the country. NBC News reports.
Ultra-bear Marc Faber, editor and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Friday that the same easy money policies affecting stock and bond prices drive speculative on the controversial digital currency bitcoin, which crossed the $1,200 briefly Friday morning.
In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online is being tracked aggressively with help from technology.
If you hate the fact that stores opened on Thanksgiving, don't forget who's in charge here, says Carol Roth.
The struggle of low-income workers, many in retailing, is adding momentum to efforts to increase the federal minimum wage. The NYT reports.
South Korea's higher-than-expected industrial production data could presage a stronger Christmas shopping season in Europe and the U.S.