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I Love (to Shop for) You: Valentine's Spending to Rise

Chances are, you'll be more generous with your honey this Valentine's Day than last. Consumer spending on the holiday is expected to exceed last year's levels, according to surveys from the National Retail Federation and American Express.

Black Friday Shopping Tip: Do It In Your Pajamas

Here's some Black Friday shopping advice: Stay home. Ditch the stores, crowds and lines, and shop online, where the deals often eclipse what you'll find in stores, says Brad Wilson, CEO of Bradsdeals.com. So where are the big bargains on shoes, electronics, jewelry, apparel and home goods? Read on ...

Six Reasons Businesses Can't Live Without Gold

Nearly 7/8 of gold demand these days goes to jewelry and investors, but the precious metal is good for more than looking pretty and providing a hard asset: Industrial and technological uses for gold are growing. Whether it's in hospitals, cars or computers, here's what gold is really good for.

Get Cash for Your Gold Without Being Cheated

Gold prices are up again, and floating near an all-time high: That means bad news for the overall economy, but good news if you have unwanted jewelry and want to cash in. But be careful: It's also a good time to get cheated. DailyFinance explains how to get the best price for your gold.

N.Y. Gift Fair Puts a Bow on Consumers' Improving Mood

Gift-buying trends revealed at the New York International Gift Fair showed that consumers are still focused on value, but also reflected an upswing in confidence. You can see signs of the brighter mood in everything from the color palettes to the growth in personal pampering products.

Nine Valentine's Day Stocks to Sweeten Your Portfolio

Spending for the lovers' holiday this year is expected to climb 5.8% over 2009, and that spells opportunity for investors. Here are some greeting card, candy, jewelry, flower and restaurant stocks that could get a lift from sweethearts looking for that special something.

A Heartwarming Valentine's Day Sales Forecast

Valentine's Day sales should thrill the hearts of retailers this year: Spending for the day is forecast to top $18.6 billion, a 5.8% jump in spending over 2010. That amounts to about $125 per person taking part in the holiday for lovers.

Zale Considers Sale of Piercing Pagoda

Zale Corp (ZLC), the third-largest jeweler in the United States, is considering selling its Piercing Pagoda kiosk business, Bloomberg News reported. Zale is considering selling the business in order to focus on its fine jewelry operations, Bloomberg News said without naming its sources.

Zale Corp. Reports Quarterly Loss of $3.03 Per Share

Jeweler Zale Corp. (ZLC) reported a loss from continuing operations of $3.03 per share for the quarter ended Oct. 31, compared with a loss of $1.87 per share a year earlier. The results for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 included a charge to interest expense of $46 million. This resulted from the first amendment to a senior secured term loan, the company said in a statement.

Barbie With Diamond Necklace Sells for $302,500

A Barbie doll featuring a diamond necklace sold at a New York auction for a record $302,500. The one-off Barbie is wearing a black strapless evening gown with a choker necklace featuring a one-carat square-cut pink diamond, BBC News said.

Victoria's Secret Unveils $2 Million Bra

Victoria%u2019s Secret unveiled a $2 million diamond-encrusted bra. Supermodel Adriana Lima modeled the "Bombshell Fantasy Bra" in New York Wednesday. It features sapphires, topaz stones and 3,000 white diamonds, according to The Kansas City Star.

Tiffany Earnings Rise 19%, Raises Full-Year Outlook

Tiffany & Co.'s fiscal second-quarter net profit rose 19% thanks to solid growth in most regions, the company reported Friday. For the quarter that ended July 31, the jewelry store chain said its net profit rose to $67.7 million, matching analysts' expectations.

Koss Fraud Probe Widens

The news keeps getting worse at embattled stereo-headphone maker Koss Corp. The Milwaukee company now fears that the amount that disappeared from its...