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With commercial real estate values down 37 percent compared with one year ago, a new industry is jumping in on the pop-up location trend.
Consumers seem to be building momentum heading into the holiday shopping season.
Trying to guess your wife's jean size this holiday will probably get you into even more trouble than if you come home empty-handed.
With Americans cutting back on spending because of the recession, holiday tipping will take another hit this year.
Unemployment is up and consumer spending is down, but analysts still think the electronics category will be one of the strongest areas of the holiday season. With deep pricing discounts on many products, retailers are hoping to lure in consumers who are guarding their wallets more carefully.
Smartphones are at the top of holiday shopping lists this year, and with so many different models available, choosing the right one can be tricky. Here's a need-to-know guide to nine devices, based on features, price, network and platform. Check out the phones (listed in alphabetical order by name).
Posted Nov. 20, 2009
Retailers aren't the only ones with a lot at stake during the holidays. About one-third of all spirits sales are rung up during the last two months of the year, according to the industry's trade group, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.
Although office parties are getting downsized --or eliminated-- this year, people will still gather and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. We asked some of the nation's top bartenders for their suggestions on what to serve at holiday celebrations.
By Christina Cheddar Berk
Posted 20 Nov 2009
Even though the economy’s in the dumps, consumer electronics will still top many gift lists this holiday season.
If you’re shopping for a gadget hound, the thousands of choices can be downright baffling. Here are a few that should make you a hit with friends and family.
By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 20 Nov 2009
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 "Fast Money."
Coordinating Producer, Squawk on the Street & Squawk Alley
Apple is working with NXP to add secure short-range wireless technology into the next iPhone, enabling new pay-by-touch capabilities.
Shares in Tesco fell over 8 percent in early trade, after the supermarket slashed profit expectations for the year and cut its dividend.
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