Although deep discounts brought out much bigger crowds of holiday bargain hunters, a major retail trade group said Sunday that shoppers actually spent less money this year over the crucial Thanksgiving weekend.
Target this year is setting juicy Black Friday deals on high-definition televisions, digital cameras, videogame consoles and toys, according to a Web site that says it has received a leaked copy of the retailer's circular.
"Halo 3" might be all the rage these days among first-person shooter fans, but those looking for the most bang for their buck won't find a better deal than the action-packed "Orange Box" from Valve Software.
It's a great time to be part of women's tennis. As my colleague Justin Gimelstob wrote last week, the current state of the WTA is great -- we have so many new faces, new personalities and new names all knocking on stardom's door.
Not only is Microsoft Game Studios' "Halo 3" the most eagerly anticipated video game of the year -- it achieved a milestone of a million preorders two months ago -- but this action sci-fi series has become a cultural phenomenon, spawning novels, comics, action figures and a top-secret project with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson ("The Lord of the Rings. The Return of the King").
A tech rally lifted the Nasdaq Tuesday and helped the broader market stabilize, but gains were limited after profit warnings from a pair of retailers and a big drop in consumer confidences revived worries about the economic outlook.
Stocks gave up early gains Monday afternoon, as investors struggled to sustain an advance following last week's big Federal Reserve-inspired rally and ahead of a string of key economic reports due later in the week.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - While there aren't quite as many mysteries at this year's E3, there's plenty of anticipation. The video game industry's annual trade show may have revealed plenty of next generation secrets in 2005, but it left just as many unanswered questions.