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Holiday Season 2011 got off to a roaring start with crowds of shoppers lining up at stores from Thanksgiving evening straight on through the morning on Black Friday, but retail executives remained cautious yet upbeat about the rest of the season.
At the Best Buy in Burbank, Calif., on Black Friday, TVs were certainly a hot seller but a variety of other items were also flying off the shelves, including videogame consoles and tablet computers.
Black Friday has historically been regarded as the day when retailers move from a loss into profit for the year. While the explanation no longer holds much relevance, this year the day after Thanksgiving could be critical for several major retailers.
Who has the biggest buzz this Black Friday? It looks like Wal-Mart Stores, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Apple may have an edge, according to CNBC's Real-Time Retail Read.
A look at raising Amazon's estimates based on Kindle Fire sales and pricing, with Kerry Rice, Needham & Co.
Consumers just got yet another option for entertaining their kids with Disney movies. Disney just agreed to rent its movies on YouTube -- it will offer hundreds of films from Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks Studios on YouTube starting today for between $1.99 and $3.99. The studio controls pricing and will receive the majority of revenue.
While BGC’s Colin Gillis thinks Amazon’s Kindle Fire can take share from Apple’s iPad this holiday shopping season, he doesn’t think it will do the stock any good.
Amazon is taking on Apple with the new Kindle Fire. Will it eat into iPad ales for the holidays? The Kindle Fire at $199 is an attractive price point, says Colin Gillis, BGC Partners.
Innovators question the status quo, observe like anthropologists, network for new ideas, and experiment. In short, innovators consistently act differently to think differently.
Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest "the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street."
Amid debt concerns in both the U.S. and Europe, Cramer explains what the bulls need to see happen for things to turn around.
One of the best ways to determine the direction of a stock is to look at the chart. And top analyst Carter Worth says Amazon doesn’t look so hot.
Wall Street suffered through another brutal selloff Monday, with investors heading for the exits ahead of Thanksgiving as both the U.S. and Europe struggled to deal with their burgeoning debt crises.
While the window for tech initial public offerings remained closed during the third quarter with just four venture-backed companies pursuing IPOs, the trend appears to have reversed in recent weeks.
Ken Hemauer, co-portfolio manager at Baird Midcap Fund, sees four stocks that will profit from Black Friday and beyond despite the expected weakness in overall retail sales.
Daily deal website LivingSocial aims to announce it has raised a new round of private capital early next week, according to sources familiar with the matter, a move that could be seen as a near-term substitute for an initial public offering.
For the first time in roughly a century — since the transition from the one-room schoolhouse to the classroom- and age-based school — a dramatic change in the basic way we structure our educational system is afoot.
With declining categories such as GPS devices and computers, no new must-have videogame console, and little buzz beyond tablets as the next big must-have gadget, consumer electronics is poised to have a blue holiday.
Retailers are counting on shoppers to return to an old holiday tradition: buying gifts for themselves.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster considers the possibility and whether Amazon could give Apple a run for its money.