CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The Lumber Liquidator CEO resigns. LA agrees to raise its minimum wage, and egg prices have nearly tripled because of the bird flu.» Read More
Stocks declined in this abbreviated post-Thanksgiving session as traders took a breather after four straight days of gains.
Top retail analyst Dana Telsey isn't putting lipstick on this pig. "This is going to be a bad Christmas," she told CNBC.
Tips and advice for how to shop smart this holiday season, including how to spot the best deals and more.
The worst of the worst products, as decided by Consumer Reports.
What you need to know before you return a thing this season.
Retail traffic has slowed to a crawl as consumers shut their wallets, caught in the paralyzing grip of tightened credit, rising unemployment and falling home values. It may take a miracle to save retailers this Christmas.
Gift cards are not free money, especially if you don't use them right away.
Bookseller Borders says its third-quarter loss widened because of falling sales, falling short of analyst estimates.
As I ready to make my sports biz predictions for 2009, I look back at my predictions from last year. One stands out. Steve & Barry's Will Be Acquired.
This, as you know, has been Green Week at CNBC and we've been focusing a lot on alternative energy. Unfortunately, this movement has about-faced in just a few short months, owing to gas prices dropping and "hedge funds gone wild." Many are now more worried about keeping their jobs and retirement savings than about investing in wind farms, electric cars and cleaner fuels. Cramer's last look this week at a green company is Owens Corning, aka "the pink panther," in reference to its insulation business.
In the last 'Stop Trading' segment of yet another dramatic week in U.S. and global markets, Cramer talks to Erin Burnett (together in the same room for the first time in quite a while). After trading some banter about her recent sojourn in Russia, they bring up Citigroup, Wal-Mart and several other stocks on Cramer's mind.
Holiday spending can get out of hand in a hurry, forcing many families to start the New Year mired in credit card debt, so hard times warrant a harder look at your budget.
Discount and dollar stores are back in fashion and back in the black. Just about everyone else has his back to the wall.
Wal-Mart Stores announced Friday that Mike Duke will succeed Lee Scott as president and chief executive officer of the company.
One of the biggest coups, and an area of the sport in which the UFC may have been beaten to the punch, so to speak, is the collectibles business, where Markham, Ontario-based startup Round 5 this month is releasing its second series of figurines bearing the likeness of some of MMA's top stars.
You know it's been a bad Wall Street session when Cramer starts off his "Stop Trading" segment with the blunt comment, "This is a horrible market." He goes on to list the various factors: insurers, banks, retail and minerals (he didn't even mention the autos!).
Gift cards used to offer shoppers the perfect holiday punt: You could avoid the mall and still be a hero for giving a great gift. But the crazy discounts that have resulted from the downturn in spending have changed the playing field and gift-card sales are expected to fall for the first time in five years.
From rings on QVC to toys on Amazon, retailers are increasingly using video to sell their products on the Web. But today's Web videos are going far beyond product demos: Can we interest you in a virtual salesperson or a zombie video?!
If a company offers a strongly branded product for 40 percent off the suggested price, it sets up a perception in the customer’s mind that the product should be offered at that lower price all the time.
Follow these rules to make sure your credit card information stays safe this holiday season.