The National Retail Federation says a record 141 million shopped over the holiday weekend, up from 139 million people last year, but total spending was down nearly three percent from last year.
But total spending is expected to fall for the first time ever since the trade group began tracking it in 2006, according to the survey that was released on Sunday. Over the four days, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion.
If you have ever written a negative online review of a product or service it could wind up costing you thousands of dollars and causing countless headaches.
A few retailers opened stores on Thanksgiving for the last few years. This year, at least a dozen major retailers did so, with some opening earlier in the day. That led some analysts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings would take away sales on Black Friday.
Black Friday 2013 was so big it couldn’t fit into just one day. Holiday shoppers were out in full force Friday night. Some of the nation’s biggest stores have been open since Thursday night.
The company’s CEO is defending the retail giant. Bill Simon says his stores offers opportunity.
With Thanksgiving here and gone and Chanukah in full effect, the mad rush of the holiday shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday.
Thousands of die hard shoppers ran through the doors at Macy’s Herald Square store which opened on Thanksgiving for the first time in its 155 year history.
As the holiday shopping season arrives, paying with plastic could mean reaping big rewards.
Carjackings have been on the rise because new technology has made them virtually impossible to hot wire. There is also a growing market for nice cars.
Shoppers who are getting ready to rush out the door on Friday morning in search of Black Friday deals may want to slow down.
The new machine, called Meality, promises to make it easier for people to zero in on the best clothes for their body.
It has been suggested that a simple over-the-counter-test could save lives by predicting a user’s “future health”, but some say that the test could do more harm than good.
LIPA posted a warning on its website advising customers who receive suspicious calls to just hang up. The utility said they never demand direct payment over the telephone and don’t accept credit or debit card payments.
The gunpoint robbery took place in the Costco parking lot in New Rochelle on Saturday. Police said criminals are out in force this time of year.
The Jacob Javits Center has turned into a huge playground. The 108th Annual International Toy Fair is in Manhattan this week showcasing the hottest trends in the industry.
Supermodel Adriana Lima reveals the $2 million bombshell fantasy bra designed by Damiani exclusively for Victoria’s Secret at Victoria’s Secret, SoHo on October 20, 2010 in New York City.
Deal-hungry women create an annual spectacle.
The baddest man in the galaxy came to pitch shoes in New York on Feb. 4, 2010 — and he brought Darth Vader with him.