Nightly Business Report – November 27, 2015

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, online retail sales surge as more shoppers sit at computers than stand on lines. Plus, our Market Monitor has three stocks he says investors should add to their holiday shopping lists.

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Peter Glassman, owner and founder of New York City-based Books of Wonder, is celebrating 35 years in business.

While big box retail stores have their Black Friday and Cyber Monday, mom and pop stores are gearing up for their retail day sandwiched between those two key dates — Small Business Saturday. The Main Street-focused shopping day for the Saturday after Thanksgiving was created by American Express in 2010. Sales this year could exceed …

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As they say, good deeds are their own reward. Even so, there’s nothing wrong with taking a tax deduction for a charitable donation. Not surprisingly, the end of the year — a time when people like to wrap up loose ends — is an especially popular time for giving. December takes the top spot for …

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Eager Retailers Greet Crowds Of Shoppers On 'Black Friday'

Shoppers turned out in droves to capitalize on retailers’ doorbuster deals on Thanksgiving evening and into Black Friday, but will it be enough? After a sluggish start to the holiday shopping season, millions of Americans finished their turkey dinners and headed out to malls and shopping centers around the U.S., with lines forming outside Best …


With 30-year Treasury bonds yielding just 3 percent despite widespread predictions of a Federal Reserve rate hike, high-dividend stocks continue to present an appetizing option for many investors. Of course, not every name falls into that bucket. Eighty-three of the megacap stocks in the S&P 500 pay no dividend whatsoever. But at the other end …

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Lights for the holidays illuminate the New York Stock Exchange.

There’s an interesting thing happening with Black Friday retail these days. Consumer shopping in November, especially around Black Friday, matters less. But consumer stocks in November matter more. That’s what the data say. First, if you look at the actual impact and relevance of Black Friday, there’s a lot of numbers pointing to its decreased …


Tonight: Thriving without regulation. A look at innovative companies and industries that are challenging the status quo.

Nightly Business Report – November 26, 2015

Tonight on a special holiday edition of Nightly Business Report, thriving without regulation.  A look at innovative companies and industries that are challenging the status quo.


Tonight: Are Americans ready for the holiday shopping season? New economic data sheds light on the health of the consumer.

Nightly Business Report – November 25, 2015

Tonight on Nightly Business Report, are Americans ready for the holiday shopping season? New economic data sheds light on the health of the consumer.

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A Great Performances cook checks the pasta as it will be part of the Thanksgiving dinner for The Salvation Army in New York.

Stressed about cooking for your big family this Thanksgiving? Imagine cooking 10,000 meals. That’s exactly what The Salvation Army and Manhattan caterer Great Performances set out to do Tuesday. In a partnership with The Salvation Army, the catering company will serve 1,000 out of a total of 10,000 meals to underprivileged New Yorkers at The …

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Banking is becoming increasingly less personal, and customers seem to like it that way. At a time when bank branches are disappearing by the hundreds, many folks don’t seem to care. In fact, an expansive survey shows that when it comes to the banking experience, institutions are far better off concentrating on creating great mobile …

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Customers walk by an advertisement for Thanksgiving Day hours at an American Eagle store in San Francisco.

With more than 38 million consumers expected to shop on Thanksgiving, more small businesses are slated to be open. However, they might not have a choice, according to The Wall Street Journal. Department stores like J.C. Penney and Macy’s, anchor stores in many malls, create a precedent for smaller retailers that operate in malls during …


The holidays are here, which means the shopping season is in full gear and millennials already have a head start. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 65 percent of older millennials, age 25-34, are already making a dent in their shopping lists and more than 50 percent agree that retailers’ deals have been excellent …

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A TJ Maxx employee and customer at a store in Washington, D.C.

If retailers’ third-quarter earnings reports are any indication, this holiday season is shaping up to be yet another year of tepid sales growth, with revenue under pressure from stores that are just muddling through. But while the broader picture isn’t all merry and bright, for some retailers, that macro view really doesn’t matter. As consumers’ …