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Retailers need to do a lot more to defend themselves against future cyberattacks, according to security experts and IT service providers.
The "Fast Money" pros address the top issues of this past week.
Many U.S. retailers had to ramp up promotions last month as shoppers continued to watch their spending during the holiday season.
Shoppers may have a tougher time returning unwanted gifts this year, with less than one-third of retailers offering special holiday return policies.
It is the latest move in a competitive environment that has had retailers trying to out-promote one another since Thanksgiving.
So-called Layaway Santas aren't new, but they have been growing ever since a report pointed out the phenomenon in 2011.
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.
Spending on gift cards is expected to reach a record high this year, as shoppers search for practical gifts.
A toy start-up is gaining traction for its building games, which expose girls to engineering. A Beastie Boys-inspired viral video doesn't hurt.
Retailers are pushing black Friday sales earlier this year, letting consumers walk away with doorbuster deals up to a week before the holiday.
Analysts expect slow toys sales this year. Parents with a flexible gift list may benefit from waiting to shop.
Best Buy warned of an increasingly promotional holiday environment and promised to be competitive on price, raising concerns about margins.
Despite backlash, retailers such as Wal-Mart have been quick to offer associates pay benefits and other perks for giving up part of their Thanksgiving to work.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
While high unemployment allows many employers to play tough, Container Store takes the other tack, priding itself on superb employee relations.
Investors haven't had much to be excited about in the past few years, but a recent resurgence might be sustained through the holidays.
Faltering consumer confidence could make retailers more aggressive with sales. We offer some strategies for shoppers.
After last year's holiday hiring frenzy, retailers are showing more restraint in ramping up their staff for the crucial shopping season.
Janet Yellen is largely considered the top pick for Fed chair, which is probably making her blush like pasta in pink sauce.
Walmart and Toys R Us unveiled new holiday policies, and it's only August. With 120-plus shopping days left, though, shoppers may not need to pay attention.