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Violence breaks out across US in holiday shopping rush

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 00:02

An officer was injured breaking up a fight outside a California Walmart and a shopper was shot in the leg over a TV in Las Vegas as the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush sparked violence at a number of stores across the nation.

Americans kick off two-day holiday shopping marathon

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 22:54

US shoppers kept up a two-day buying marathon today that began when more than a dozen major retailers opened on the Thanksgiving holiday, a break with tradition that drew protests from workers.

Winter storm kills 13 in US, threatens holiday travel

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 10:09

A major winter storm that has dumped freezing rain and snow in the US southwest has killed at least 13 people in five states, US media reported.

The way forward for `plastic money`...

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 12:02

Growth in credit card numbers may continue to be muted over the next few years on account of the high prevailing interest rates and asset quality fears. But is this really justified?

The way forward for `plastic money`...

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012, 12:02

Growth in credit card numbers may continue to be muted over the next few years on account of the high prevailing interest rates and asset quality fears. But is this really justified?

Best Buy a winner as holiday weekend sales surge

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011, 09:12

US retails racked up a record USD 52.4 billion in sales over Thanksgiving weekend, a 16.4 percent jump from a year earlier, as early hours and attractive promotions brought out more shoppers, an industry trade group said on Sunday.

Europe bond yields to keep stocks spellbound

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 09:29

US investors came to the Thanksgiving holiday table on Thursday mostly thankful that the week was a short one, or losses could have been larger.

Retailers look to keep Black Friday momentum going

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 09:20

US retailers moved from the frenzied start of the holiday shopping season to the next phase on Saturday, hoping to avoid a drop after Black Friday and keep the momentum going during a fitful economic recovery.

Crowds hit stores for "Black Friday" deals

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011, 20:51

Retailers may not reap hefty gains from the longer lines of shoppers snaked around malls across the US at the traditional post-Thanksgiving start of the holiday shopping season; broader bargain hunting driven by budgetary fears may depress overall holiday spending.