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A look at the early winners and losers from the heavily discounted Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday weekend.
Whiskey fans are trying to buy limited stocks of Michter's Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey, made by a Kentucky distillery, for nearly $4,000 per bottle.
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.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan breaks down the the logistics of getting Microsoft's game console into the retail giant's stores.
Apple, which is not known for discounts, sent out emails offering some Black Friday gift cards for purchasers of its products, AllThingsD reports.
In the search for answers this shopping season, consumer behavior online is being tracked aggressively with help from technology.
Black Friday sales have accounted for anywhere from 44 percent to 49 percent of all holiday season sales, according to the National Retail Federation.
Victor Anthony, Topeka Capital Markets internet analyst, explains why he thinks eBay is headed higher.
James Dunigan, PNC Wealth Management CIO, digs into the trust cost of Christmas.
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.
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.
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."
Michael Gurka, Managing Director at Spectrum Asset Management breaks down the Black Friday sales.
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.
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.
Sales that began Thursday continued through Friday. Many people complained about the early start, but still they went out shopping anyway.
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.
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.