Shoppers are expected to spend a record amount of money this year because nearly everything is more expensive. There are some relative bargains, if you know where to look.
More than 60% of shoppers say the economy is affecting their holiday plans. Many say they'll be more selective in their purchases, going for cheaper goods and less expensive stores.
Large retailers have spent billions of dollars to woo workers. Smaller stores that can't do that expect staff shortages will lead to lost sales. They're asking shoppers to be patient.
Many major retailers and fast-food chains have announced they will be closed this Thanksgiving. A few, however, will stay open for customers.
Retail sales dipped 1.1% in November compared with a month earlier as new coronavirus surges restricted outings to stores and especially restaurants.
Despite the pandemic recession, holiday sales are expected to set a new record, topping $755 billion.
Shoppers encountered temperature checks and mall Santas behind plexiglas shields. But online sales may have stolen the show.
The new curfew for El Paso County, Texas went into effect just after midnight Wednesday and runs through Monday. The judge who issued the order said it was "not as rigid" as he wanted.
Over the next few days, millions of people will flock to stores nationwide for Black Friday weekend. A local initiative, known as the ‘Buy Black’...