The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
A number of specialty stores have pumped the brakes on their dramatic discounts, but department stores are still offering big price cuts.
According to ShopperTrak, traffic for the week ended Dec. 22 was down 21.2 percent year over year.
The 11th-hour moves include a barrage of emails broadcasting drastic promotions, including half-off discounts on all merchandise.
Does Ann Taylor or Chico's make a better stock bet? Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray, and Jan Kniffen of Worldwide Enterprises, take their positions.
What's the game plan? Watch these earnings! They should reveal volumes about the health of the economy.
Cooler than usual weather is taking a bite out of retail sales in the Northeast. The situation could impact first quarter margins – when retailers report quarterly earnings.
Months after Sandy, roughly 85 percent of small businesses near the South Street Seaport remain boarded up. Why the recovery delay?
Retail sales reports from a handful of retailers on Thursday will provide another peek at holiday spending and help gauge how consumer spending is shaping up. But the expected dour reports may not foreshadow a poor 2013 for retailers.
Fiscal cliff: Many "Plan C's" are floating around, but President Barack Obama outlined the only real deal that is on the table — raise taxes on the top two percent, and restore the Bush-era tax cuts for the rest.
Just as Black Friday spilled over into Thanksgiving night, Cyber Monday has gone from being a one-day event to a tentpole for more than a week’s worth of promotions and discounts, NBCNews.com reports.
Hurricane Sandy will affect some retailers worse than others, as stores across the Northeast remain closed ahead of the holiday season, Morgan Stanley retail analyst Kimberly Greenberger told CNBC on Thursday.