• Yes, Virginia, Apple is giving discounts Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    iPads displayed in the window of an Apple store in London, England.

    Apple, which is not known for discounts, sent out emails offering some Black Friday gift cards for purchasers of its products, AllThingsD reports.

  • How retailers are spying on your Black Friday spree Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    A woman shops for a bargains during the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28, 2013, at the Toys-R-Us store in Fairfax, Virginia.

    In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online is being tracked aggressively with help from technology.

  • Chart of the Day: Why Black Friday matters Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:19 AM ET
    Shoppers looking for a bargains shop during the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28, 2013, at the Toys-R-Us store in Fairfax, Virginia.

    Black Friday sales have accounted for anywhere from 44 percent to 49 percent of all holiday season sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

  • eBay surprised me: Analyst     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 6:45 AM ET

    Victor Anthony, Topeka Capital Markets internet analyst, explains why he thinks eBay is headed higher.

  • PNC's Christmas price index rises 7.7%     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 6:34 AM ET

    James Dunigan, PNC Wealth Management CIO, digs into the trust cost of Christmas.

  • 'Squawk' goes shopping     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    Eyeing the retail sector just after Black Friday, with Dana Telsey, CEO of Telsey Advisory Group. "More retailers will open on Thanksgiving next year," she says.

  • Retail: Engagement level is encouraging     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Jason O'Connell, research director at Boston Private Bank & Trust and George Tsapouris, investment strategist at Coutts, discuss U.K. and U.S. consumption as the holiday shopping season has started.

  • Why Cyber Monday could 'dissipate'     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Bryan Roberts, retail insights director at Kantar Retail, talks about the U.K.'s Black Friday and Cyber Monday and says the former should bring spending forward "rather than being incremental."

  • Technology: The key to holiday retail?     Sunday, 1 Dec 2013 | 9:51 PM ET

    Michael Gurka, Managing Director at Spectrum Asset Management breaks down the Black Friday sales.

  • Discounted apparel big with holiday shoppers     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    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.

  • Very important weekend: Land's End CEO     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Black Friday Live: Macy's mobbed, long lines creep Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 2:05 PM ET
    People enter Macy's Herald Square as the store opens its doors at 8 pm Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City. Black Friday shopping began early again this year with most major retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving day.

    Sales that began Thursday continued through Friday. Many people complained about the early start, but still they went out shopping anyway.

  • FedEx SVP: Proud of service     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    With FedEx preparing for Cyber Monday, Patrick Fitzgerald, FedEx senior vice president of services, says Cyber Monday will be its busiest day in the history of FedEx.

  • On register's other side, there's little to spend Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 6:01 AM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's Inc. flagship store in New York.

    The struggle of low-income workers, many in retailing, is adding momentum to efforts to increase the federal minimum wage. The NYT reports.

  • CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on protests happening at 1,500 Wal-Marts around the country today. Ten protesters have been arrested outside a Wal-Mart in Chicago including 2 employees.

  • Steady foot traffic at America's malls     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Dayton Ohio. Reagan says foot traffic is pretty good.

  • Black Friday 'frenzy' very hot     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Loren Bendele, founder and president of Savings.com, talks about the U.S.'s post-Thanksgiving Black Friday, and how consumers are increasingly using internet to find the best offers.

  • Finding the best shopping travel deals, with Christopher Soder, Priceline.com North America CEO.

  • Winning the online sales war     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

    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.

  • Black Friday shopping action     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    The "Closing Bell" team gauges the Black Friday pulse with shoppers at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey.

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