The choice at checkout used to be simple: Cash or credit? Now, holiday shoppers must figure out whether to dip or swipe, wave or tap as payment methods proliferate. You really want to pay with your watch?
The U.S. auto industry likely shrugged off calendar curveballs in November to post its third-consecutive annual sales rate above 18 million units, suggesting the car business is at the strongest level since at least 2001.
Millions of Americans left their Thanksgiving meals to hit stores across the country in an annual shopping ritual, but the crowds on Black Friday were thinner than years past at some malls and shopping districts.