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Retail stocks are rising after a report said last year’s holiday season was ‘better than anything we could have hoped for’

The holiday season wasn't just good for Amazon. Traditional retailers are seeing big upticks Friday.

These stores made big moves to defy the retail apocalypse

Big efforts to draw in customers during the holiday season paid off for brands like Target and Kohl's.

Americans love to buy toys, jewelry, and music on their smartphones

Nearly one quarter of all e-commerce spending in the US now occurs on mobile devices.

Now is the best time to go holiday shopping if you hate crowds

If you want less-crowded stores, aim for the middle of December.

Etsy usually has a great holiday season — but Amazon could ruin things this year

Esty's sales tend to spike during the holiday season. But hopes for a similar jump this year could be unfilled, with Amazon targeting the homemade goods market.
Black Friday's name has nothing to do with the sales stores do on the day.

Here’s why we call it ‘Black Friday’

The term "Black Friday" was coined by traffic cops in Philadelphia.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes months of work and millions of dollars to produce each year — go behind the scenes

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a production that millions of Americans look forward to each year.
UPS aircraft mechanics are threatening to strike amid the busy holiday shipping season.

UPS workers claim holiday disaster looms as they threaten to strike

UPS workers say the company is cutting their health benefits.

Americans are planning to celebrate Christmas like it’s 2007

Americans' holiday spending plans are the highest for November since 2007.
Walmart will begin its Black Friday deals in stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Walmart’s Black Friday will start at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving — but the deals begin online hours before

Walmart's Black Friday deals kick off in-store at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but most deals will be offered online way before that.