ON THE MONEY THIS WEEK:
Shop 'til you Drop
Terry Lundgren, Macy's Chairman & CEO
This is the most important shopping season of the year, with more than 135 million Americans planning to shop this weekend. But how and where they're shopping keeps changing, and many brick and mortar retailers are struggling. We talk to Macy's Chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren about the strength of the consumer and the changing face of retail.
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is an American Express sponsored event now in its sixth year. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's designed to encourage shoppers to support local, independently owned retailers. Last year consumers spent more than 14 billion dollars and retailers have high hopes for this year. Kate Rogers talks to some small businesses trying to make it big.
The Giving Season
This is the giving season, when many people make most of their charitable donations. Americans gave nearly $360 billion last year. But how can you tell if you're money's going where you think it is, and how much is going to the actual charity. Sharon has ways to check out your charity, and the other benefits you can get from giving.
The Queen of Suspense
Mary Higgins Clark, Author
Mary Higgins Clark has written more than 50 books, sold over 100 million copies, and is still going strong. We talk to the Queen of Suspense about her amazing life and journey, how she's seen the publishing industry change over the years, and how she knows where her books will go, because her characters talk to her. Her latest novel, "All Dressed in White" co-written by Alafair Burke, is in stores now.
COMING UP NEXT WEEK ON THE MONEY:
Cloud photo storage: What's the best way to store your photos for the holidays? Sharon Epperson gives us the best tips and tricks.