jewelry sales

What to Watch This Week: Games, PCs, Jewelers, Pandora, and MIB3

Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street: Activision Blizzard needs to bounce back; the Men in Black come back; jewelers may love their earnings, but PC sellers probably won't; and we won't know about Pandora until they open the box.

Why Jewelry Sales Will Shine This Holiday Season

Are diamonds the ultimate recession buy? Recent data seems to suggest that our current economic turbulence is sending some Americans to the jewelers. Fine jewelry sales are expected to sparkle this holiday season, outshining much of the rest of the retail sector.

February Retail Sales: Slow but Steady

Most forecasts expect February will show 3% growth or better over the same time last year when major merchants report monthly tallies on Thursday. One things seems clear: Higher-end households were more willing to spend than lower- and middle-income ones.

The Early Line on Holiday Retail Sales: Up a Merry 5.5%

Shoppers did their part this holiday season, spending more on clothes, jewelry and luxury items than last year, according to new sales tallies from MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks purchases by credit card, cash and other payment systems.