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  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line. Sales on Cyber Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping, were up 14 percent from a...

  • Hot toys sold out? Blame the bots Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Robot with shopping cart

    The Samsung Gear VR sold out in a flash, even before Black Friday. Here's why — and what retailers are doing about it, explains this ex-Google exec.

  • All sizzle, no steak? Holiday sales 'average': Pro Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 2:16 PM ET
    Holiday Shoppers Seek Out Deals On Black Friday

    A big Thanksgiving holiday shopping push did not materialize, analyst Dana Telsey tells CNBC.

  • Post-Black Friday, which retail stocks do well? Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    Cyber Monday sales on display.

    With 25 shopping days till Christmas, a group of retail stocks could be poised to rise, if history is any guide.

  • Trade to go: Amazon Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their trade for the second half.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 30- U.S. online sales grew 14 percent on Cyber Monday, on track to set a record, leading some retail websites, like Target Corp's, to crash temporarily due to high customer traffic. Website outages and slow checkouts during the five-day shopping spree starting Thanksgiving Thursday, were also reported at PayPal Inc, department store chain Neiman...

  • All '12 days of Christmas' items will cost you... Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Santa Claus

    Want to buy everything from the "12 days of Christmas" song? It will cost you thousands, according to PNC Wealth Management's Christmas Price Index.

  • Millions will be doing this in the office today... Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 12:16 PM ET
    Cyber Monday sales on display.

    According to a recent survey by the NRF, more than 12 million shoppers plan on scouring the Internet for Cyber Monday deals while at work.

  • Target experiences outages on Cyber Monday Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Target experiences outages on Cyber Monday

    The E-commerce site went down due to high traffic and shoppers are taking to Twitter to complain.

  • Why retailers can't keep their sites from crashing Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    Sometimes, all the stress tests in the world aren't enough to prevent a retail Web page from slowing down or crashing.

  • Retail stocks not big performers on Cyber Monday Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 10:06 AM ET
    A worker prepares packages for delivery at an Amazon.com warehouse in Brieselang, Germany.

    Of the 10 Cyber Monday promotions since 2005, the major department stores have all traded down at least 9 of the 10 sessions.

  • Still, Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day ever, with estimates that it will rack up over $3 billion in sales. "It's no longer about one day, but a season of digital deals," said Matthew Shay, president of retail trade group The National Retail Federation. Frenzied crowds seemed to be a thing of the past on Black Friday— the busy shopping day after...

  • LONDON, Nov 30- Britons spent 1.1 billion pounds shopping online on "Black Friday" last week, an increase of 36 percent on the previous year, according to an estimate published by retail researcher Experian-IMRG. "This... increase in spend... clearly shows that this date is likely to continue to be a permanent fixture in the online retail calendar in the UK, despite the...

  • 151M shoppers celebrate Black Friday Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    151M shoppers celebrate Black Friday

    More consumers opted to purchase online than in-store this year.

  • Amazon drones are ready Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Amazon drones are ready

    The online retail giant released a marketing video of its Prime Air delivery system, featuring Top Gun's Jeremy Clarkson.

  • Competition in the online retail space Monday, 30 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Competition in the online retail space

    John Rogers, CFO of Sainsbury's, talks about the importance being price-competitive in the online market.

  • After months of uninspiring sales growth and recent disappointments from Macy's and Nordstrom, shareholders of apparel sellers have had little to be thankful for and face a challenging holiday season. Shares of Macys and Nordstrom have reflected a shift by consumers away from discretionary items like designer-label clothes and cosmetics toward online...

  • Nov 29- U.S. holiday shopping is on track for a modest 3.7 percent rise this year after strong turnout during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend and thanks to strong online sales, the National Retail Federation said on Sunday after releasing an annual consumer poll. NRF Chief Executive Officer Matt Shay said that he was encouraged by signs of improving...

  • U.S. online shopping rivals store trips-NRF survey Sunday, 29 Nov 2015 | 3:58 PM ET

    Nov 29- An equal number of U.S. shoppers sought to buy items online as they did in physical stores over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a closely watched survey by the leading retail industry lobby, highlighting the growing importance of e-commerce during the crucial holiday shopping season. In releasing its survey on Sunday, the National Retail...

  • Neiman Marcus suffers extended Black Friday outage Saturday, 28 Nov 2015 | 5:40 PM ET

    Neiman Marcus shoppers hoping to scoop up Black Friday deals were instead greeted with an error message.