Dow industrials eke out record close; S&P slips

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks posted a mixed finish, with the S&P 500 weakening late in a holiday-abbreviated session that saw energy shares hit by OPEC’s decision to leave oil...

9 airports where flying is about to get a lot worse

AFP/Getty Images Ah, the romance of air travel. Security lines that snake along endlessly, significant flight delays, lost luggage, sullen and overworked gate agents. These are just some of the night...

Why Target, Best Buy and Wal-Mart need Apple

By Personal finance reporter Bloomberg Apple may be more useful to other retailers on Black Friday. Apple may not give Black Friday discounts on its blockbuster devices, but experts say retailers lik...

Online shoppers spent 17% more with PCs than mobile

By Personal finance reporter Getty Images PCs still come in handy for buying cashmere sweaters. Despite declining global sales of desktops, new research finds that online shoppers spent more money us...

$750 million in gift cards will go unused in 2014

By Personal finance reporter Temych / Shutterstock.com They don’t even need wrapping. But it helps. If you are giving someone a gift card this holiday season, it might be worth nagging them to actual...