| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:19 PM
The stock market suffered its first three-day losing streak since late September, an indication that share prices may have gotten ahead of themselves in this year's furious rally.
The Dow Jones industrial average slid below 16,000 as portfolio...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Bargain-hunting shoppers turned the latest Cyber Monday into the biggest e-commerce day in history, according to data from IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
Online sales surged 20.6% compared with last year's Monday after Thanksgiving. Los Angeles was...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:09 AM
The private-sector labor market heated up significantly last month as companies added 215,000 jobs, the most in a year, in a surprisingly positive sign for the economic recovery, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday.
The figure beat economists'...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:36 AM
Three of the nation's largest banks are not fully complying with new standards for dealing with mortgage customers that were agreed to as part of a $25-billion settlement of foreclosure abuse allegations, the settlement's monitor said Wednesday.
| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:43 PM
If there was a winner among the piles of gifts given to children this Christmas, Barbie certainly wasn't it.
The fashion doll — possibly the best-known player in Mattel Inc.'s stable of products — endured a 13% sales slide during the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend.
Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at...
| Dec 19, 2013
Trinkel De La Paz, 24, loves this holiday's deep discounts because they're enabling her to be a more generous Santa.
To herself, that is.
The Silver Lake graphic designer bought herself an iPad mini and some clothes discounted on Cyber Monday, and...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:10 PM
Cars don't fit under the typical Christmas tree, but a holiday buying surge could make December the biggest month in a big year for the auto industry.
Heavy advertising and discounts could launch U.S. auto sales this month above the 1.5 million sold...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Straight from the '90s, Furby is back on store shelves this holiday season, along with classic toys that never left: Barbie, Hot Wheels and Elmo, to name a few.
But more than ever, tech-related playthings are elbowing their way onto the traditional...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Editor's note: Jonathan Sullivan is a smart shopper living in Seattle who shares his tips related to frugal spending, budgeting, and money management.
If you're like many shoppers getting ready for gift-giving season, you scored some good deals on Black...