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December Deals and Duds

Save on traditionally high-priced items, and find out which products you should avoid buying during the month of December.

Steer Clear of These Items in September

September can be a tricky time to get a deal. If you can hold out and want to save, it's better to avoid splurging on popular electronic items now. Find out which ones here.

Save Big on These September Buys

In September, some items are on sale more than others, but knowing what to look for is the key to helping you save. Here are the best bargains of the month.

Why Barnes & Noble Will Never Be Great Again

Like many retail bookstores, Barnes & Noble has seen sales soften at its stores, but investors are worried because its Nook e-reader isn't replacing lost hardcover sales.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

Summer sales are in full swing, but the key to saving money is knowing what to spend your money on. For all you savvy shoppers out there, here are the best and worst buys of August.

The Best Independence Day Deals and Sales

Celebrate the Fourth of July by grabbing discounts on clothes, office supplies and electronics. These are the best Independence Day promotions happening this week.

5 Surprising Stocks Hitting New Lows

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new all-time high last week, but not every stock went along for the ride. In fact, a whopping 221 stocks hit fresh 52-week lows on the NYSE and Nasdaq exchanges. Let's go over some of the surprising names on the list of underachievers.

Market Minute: J.C. Penney Brings Back Sales

The struggling department store chain this week will begin adding back some of the hundreds of sales it ditched last year in hopes of luring shoppers who were turned off when the discounts disappeared, says J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson.

Despite Strong December Sales, a Mixed Holiday Season for Retail

The retail industry is reporting some much-needed good news in the form of stronger-than-expected December sales figures. But those numbers seem to have come as a result of desperate last-minute discounting, suggesting reduced profit margins and an increasingly hard-to-please American shopper.

Post-Christmas Deals Abound After Disappointing Retail Season

The day after Christmas is probably not a great day to be hitting the mall. But there are some good sales to be found today and over the next couple of days, and in many cases they're online sales that don't require you to brave the mall. Here are a few to check out.

McDonald's November Sales Figure Rises

McDonald's said Monday that a key sales figure rose in November, as U.S. customers snapped up the world's biggest hamburger chain's breakfast offerings and limited-time Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwiches. The increase follows a decline in October.

Free Smartphone With That Suit? The Best Deals This Weekend

This weekend represents something of a lull in the holiday season. Black Friday is behind us, and any lingering Cyber Week sales are wrapping up. The remaining big shopping days won't come until later in December. Still, there are deals to be found this weekend. Here are a few.

No Sale: J.C. Penney Reports Worse Than Expected Quarterly Loss

J.C. Penney reported a bigger-than-expected loss in the third quarter on plummeting sales as customers continue to reject its move get rid of blockbuster sales in favor of everyday low pricing. It's the third consecutive quarter of losses and steep sales declines.