Two tech giants continued to shine in the markets Wednesday: Hewlett-Packard and Apple. Trading was light ahead of the holiday, but the Dow and the S&P both hit new highs.
While the usual long lines can be expected at stores Thursday night and Friday morning, it is Internet retailers who may be this year's big winners.
The Nasdaq conquered a milestone, housing stocks kept building on their 2013 gains, and jewelers' earnings shone brightly on Tuesday.
Many deeply discounted items on Black Friday and throughout the holiday shopping season are merely illusions, a new report says.
After the Dow and the S&P 500 topped key levels last week, the Nasdaq moved above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years. But its rally ran out of steam near the close.