• Shoppers out in force     Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan takes a look at Black Friday shopping activity as consumers head to the malls.

  • Retailers well-prepared this year: Expert     Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    It feels better this year than last, says Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO, providing her thoughts on the pulse of the holiday shopping season.

  • Shoppers flood toy land     Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

    This is the official kickoff of the holiday season, says Hank Mullany, Toys "R" Us president, providing a look at Black Friday shopping traffic.

  • Early shoppers queue up, analysts see stellar deals Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 1:14 AM ET
    A customer shops for TV deals on Black Friday at Kmart in Griffith Indiana.

    Economists are closely watching whether retailers can entice shoppers to spend during what retailers consider the biggest shopping weekend of the year, the NYT reports.

  • The 10 worst malls for Black Friday traffic Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 8:38 AM ET
    A street in San Francisco

    Traffic can be twice as bad on Black Friday, but one mathematician says you can snag a prime spot in under 4 minutes.

  • The Christmas Creep begins     Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    When does Black Friday actually begin? CNBC's Courtney Reagan talks about the "Christmas Creep" and when retailers decide to start their sales season to beat competition.

  • Black Friday discounts have "lost their luster" as sales are starting even earlier, Stacey Widlitz, founder of SW Retail Advisors says, adding that Target could be a good stock pick in the retail space.

  • One firm's solution to e-commerce complexities     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 7:49 PM ET

    Michael Desimone, CEO at Borderfree, explains how his company can resolve complications behind cross-border global e-commerce.

  • How retailers are maximizing Black Friday fever     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    Ryan Urban, CEO and Co-Founder of Bounce Exchange, describes the competing strategies between retailers this holiday season.

  • Online grocers pick up amid India's e-commerce boom Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers turn in profits.

  • Goldilocks weather for retail: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    How wintry weather conditions will impact Black Friday shopping, with Paul Walsh of the Weather Channel.

  • Holiday shopping goes mobile     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    How people are doing their holiday shopping this year. Jay Henderson, IBM Smarter Conference, says online shopping is through the roof.

  • Holiday case for retail: Santa vs. Scrooge     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan and Steve Liesman debate the performance of retailers over the holiday season. Mark Cohen, former Sears Canada CEO, provides perspective.

  • Holiday stock picks     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:35 PM ET

    Peter Dixon, Fidelity Investments, provides his outlook for retail sector and reveals what stocks he is buying right now.

  • Amazon's holiday history     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu breaks out the Kensho Stats Box and takes a look at what's in store for Amazon investors this time of year.

  • 'Solid' Obamacare start: More than 1M apply Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Counselors help clients navigate the second round of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act in Manassas, VA on November 15, 2014.

    Less than a month into Obamacare's second open-enrollment season, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says "we're off to a solid start."

  • Will Black Friday disappoint this year?     Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The Thanksgiving weekend traditionally is a very important retail holiday, but despite growing momemtum in the U.S. economy, shoppers seem to be more reticent this year.

  • Shopping malls not dead yet: CEO     Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Terry Brown, Edens Investment Trust CEO, discusses why he thinks the open-air shopping experience will continue to attract consumers.

  • Ohio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:23 AM ET
    Children pose for pictures with Santa Claus at a Sears store during the Family and Friends evening sale inside the Del Amo shopping mall in Torrance, California.

    A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving.

  • Christmas came early for Amazon, time to sell? Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 8:12 AM ET
    A screen showing Black Friday deals on Amazon.com

    When Amazon's stock rises before Thanksgiving in anticipation of a strong holiday, the shares tread water the rest of the year, history shows.

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