Remember when Cabbage Patch Dolls and Rubik's Cubes were the must-have gifts on everyone's holiday shopping list? For better or worse, those days are long gone as consumers continue to put electronics at the top of their holiday shopping lists.
As expected, this year's holiday shoppers are flocking to the latest high-tech gadgetry, spending significant dollar amounts on a variety of portable and not-so-portable electronics. Although its still early in the holiday shopping season, both online and brick-and-mortar retailers are reporting an early spending surge on the latest models of popular technologies....
Multiple consumer confidence numbers were released Tuesday, leading to much confusion for those who follow those indices.
Amid some signs of rising consumer confidence and economic optimism, shoppers visited retailers last week for the 2012 edition of Black Friday.