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Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine said the online jewelry retailer had a "record" Thanksgiving and Black Friday, both in terms of sales and traffic.
Attention online shoppers: you really can save money on Cyber Monday. Although some have criticized the key shopping-day concept as being completely contrived—after all, the term was coined by the industry’s trade group—Cyber Monday has evolved into quite the sales event. A look at the how the deals will shake out throughout the holiday season.
Black Friday weekend, the Super Bowl of the holiday shopping season, is upon us. But in the frenzy of the weekend, it's easy to fall into some common traps. Here’s a primer on which pitfalls to avoid and tips on how to snag the best deals.
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
Nervous investors found themselves all the more rattled on Monday after Bank of America said October could be scary – and we’re not just talking Halloween!
If Deloitte's forecast is correct, retailers may see some of their holiday wishes come true this year, especially if they have the right e-commerce strategy. The consulting firm's retail group released their Christmas holiday survey, and predicted a modest increase in holiday sales this year, with total sales expected to rise 2 percent to $852 billion during the November through January period. Their measure, which excludes motor vehicle and gasoline sales, compares with a 1 percent gain during the same period last year.
Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine says she wants to be "a disruptive force" in the jewelry industry, and she just may have the killer app to do it. A sneak peek at a new app that Blue Nile will debut at the Apple store in about a week, shows the online jeweler really knows its customer.
Tech stocks were among the worst performers this week. When will the sector see a turnaround—and should investors be buying on the dips? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and John Aiken, director of equity research at Majestic Research, shared their sector outlooks. (Part 2)
Tech stocks were among the worst performers this week. When will the sector see a turnaround—and should investors be buying on the dips? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and John Aiken, director of equity research at Majestic Research, shared their sector outlooks. (Part 1)
Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of Shanda Games and Amgen popped while Best Buy and Blue Nile dropped.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Feb. 11
Valentine's day is less than one week away. While historically, the U.S. major indexes have not shown much love on Valentine's Day nor the week after, there are stocks that may benefit on this day of friendship and love...
Searching for meaning beyond a price tag, more holiday shoppers are giving custom-made gifts this year. A host of Web sites with names like Zazzle, Blurb and TasteBook are helping people quickly create one-of-a-kind products like clothing, books and jewelry.
Although the highly discretionary jewelry sector was one of the hardest hit retail markets last holiday, jewelry stores have an edge over traditional retailers this year, as stores look to improve their margins by lessening price cuts and offering more items at consumer-friendly prices.
Markets whipsawed on Monday as investors digested the Dubai news. Chief Executives Rich Berg of Performance Trust Capital Partners and Roy Williams of Prestige Wealth Management shared their market outlooks.
It looks like the holidays will be happy at Blue Nile. In an interview on CNBC, Blue Nile President and CEO Diane Irvine said the online jewlery retailer is having its "best post-Thanksgiving ever."
Chartologists, including Greg Troccoli, are seeing a head-and-shoulders formation taking hold on the S&P today. Is it signaling a market reversal?
If this recession is a long black tunnel, we may be nearing that elusive ray of light! Here are three picks to get on your radar, pronto!
As we dig around the rubble of the economy for some glimmer of hope, DeBeers gives us a real shiner: They’re ramping up diamond production in anticipation of a better Christmas this year than last.
It seems people will buy most anything over the Internet. And that includes some fairly unexpected items.