Christina Cheddar Berk is a senior news editor at a CNBC.com. Before joining CNBC, she was a special writer at Dow Jones Newswires and a guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Cheddar Berk was part of a team of reporters who received a Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for breaking news coverage. She also has worked as an associate editor for "The World Almanac" and an assistant editor for "Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia."
For the third-straight year, consumer electronics sales faded in the later part of the holiday season as shoppers made purchases early in order to take advantage of heavily promoted Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, according to a study.
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.
It looks like winter is arriving just in time for "Super Saturday." The chilly temperatures are expected to give retail sales a jolt as shoppers get in the Christmas spirit.
Bloomingdale's is attaching chunky plastic tags to some dresses to fight "wardrobing."
McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes $5 items could be launched nationally this year.
In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops.
The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when fast food workers in 50 cities walked off the job.
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney is a retail reporter for CNBC.
Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
Struggling retailer Abercrombie & Fitch said it will extend CEO Mike Jeffries' contract, days after a shareholder urged the company to replace him.
Analysts said a sales decline in L Brands same-store sales should turn around as the holiday progresses.
Wal-Mart has agreed to settle lawsuits involving explosions of plastic gas cans.