Black Friday sales have accounted for anywhere from 44 percent to 49 percent of all holiday season sales, according to the National Retail Federation.
Standard & Poor's lowered its credit rating for the Netherlands to AA plus from AAA.
The Pentagon faces the retirement of its de facto chief operating officer, and his exit could have a big impact on the defense industry.
Even before Thanksgiving's leftover turkey is gone, investors will be shifting their focus to December, typically a jolly time for stocks.
As December approaches, so do the Christmas adverts. And usually, the bigger the budget, the bigger the impact... but maybe not this year.
Some retailers didn’t wait for the predawn hours of Black Friday this year. They were open before breakfast on Thanksgiving Day, and customers were waiting. The NYT reports.
I asked folks on Twitter "Fill in the blank: 'I'd rather ______ than shop on Thanksgiving.'" The answers were hilarious.
Educated 20- and 30-somethings, usually the drivers of rising homeownership, are less likely to be homeowners than previous generations. Here's why.
The U.S. might be posting some promising growth data, but Albert Edwards, SocGen's uber-bearish strategist, has predicted a recession is coming.
While investors debate when the Fed will taper its asset-purchase program, one analyst told CNBC that tapering may have already begun.
Better-than-expected inflation data from the euro zone did little to dispel fears of deflation, with analysts still expecting the ECB to introduce new policy measures.
Despite trillions of dollars in stimulus unleashed by major central banks, investors see deflation as a bigger threat than inflation, a survey showed.
Abenomics may have clocked up a victory, with better-than-expected Japanese retail sales helping to spur the Nikkei to a near-six-year closing high.
Paul Kelly, managing director at Kelly Turkey Farms, demonstrates plucking a turkey and talks about the popularity of free-range products.
Technology is improving the lives of amputees, enabling them to move prosthetic limbs just by thinking. How?
Think of Black Friday doorbusters as a starting point. Here's how you can save even more.
Ronald Reagan's director of the OMB warns that the Fed has stoked a worldwide bubble in asset prices.
The Department of Health and Human Services tapped Hewlett-Packard to replace Verizon Communications to host HealthCare.gov.
Kelley Blue Book is estimating that auto sales will be 3.6 percent higher than the day after Thanksgiving last year.