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Amazon Black Friday records push Jeff Bezos’s fortune past $100 billion

Amazon Black Friday records push Jeff Bezos’s fortune past $100 billion

Amid frenzied Black Friday consumer buying, in no small part fueled by digital deals, investors pushed Amazon.com Inc. shares to more records and helped Chief Executive Jeff Bezos reportedly become… Read more »

10 psychological retail tricks to make you splurge on Black Friday

10 psychological retail tricks to make you splurge on Black Friday

This year is shaping up to be a bumper year for retail. The National Retail Federation, the industry group representing retailers, said that it expects sales in all of November… Read more »

NewsWatch: Wait until Cyber Monday to buy your toy gifts

NewsWatch: Wait until Cyber Monday to buy your toy gifts

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Adobe experts say discounts on toys will be deeper on Cyber Monday than on Black Friday. See full story. S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records, book weekly… Read more »

This $10 stuffed animal was a top Black Friday seller

This $10 stuffed animal was a top Black Friday seller

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR TARGET – Guests enter a Target store to take advantage of Target’s Black Friday deals and doorbusters on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Jersey City, N.J. (Adam… Read more »

Mutual Funds Weekly: Imagine index funds not costing you a penny

Mutual Funds Weekly: Imagine index funds not costing you a penny

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: Thank fund giant The Vanguard Group for the shrinking cost of owning mutual funds. Vanguard’s low-expense index funds and exchange-traded funds in… Read more »

The newest Black Friday stocking stuffer? Marijuana

The newest Black Friday stocking stuffer? Marijuana

As shoppers around the country scrambled to find in-store deals on televisions, toys, and electronics, people in the states where marijuana has been legalized were making purchases of a greener… Read more »

This is how far you have to run to burn off your Thanksgiving meal

This is how far you have to run to burn off your Thanksgiving meal

To burn off that turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, the average American would have to run 28 miles — more than a marathon. The average American consumes 4,500 calories and… Read more »

The Tell: Here’s where stock-market volatility is lurking

The Tell: Here’s where stock-market volatility is lurking

As the stock market trades near records, it isn’t surprising to see a dramatic fall in volatility, but don’t chalk that up to complacency, says one strategist. Strategist Nick Colas,… Read more »

Futures Movers: U.S. oil prices end at more than 2-year peak, ahead of OPEC meeting

Futures Movers: U.S. oil prices end at more than 2-year peak, ahead of OPEC meeting

U.S. oil prices finished at a 2½-year high in an abbreviated session on Friday, as investors focused on a disruption to a major crude-oil hub in Oklahoma and looked ahead… Read more »

Bond Report: Yield curve flattening maintains relentless momentum

Bond Report: Yield curve flattening maintains relentless momentum

Treasury prices fell on Friday, pushing yields higher, as U.S. bond markets took their cue from European bonds after strong economic data out of Germany gave further evidence that eurozone… Read more »

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