People are paying for blenders, shirts and even groceries in installments. New research suggests this encourages people to overspend.
Retail sales declined 0.6% in November compared to October, the biggest decline in almost a year. For once, declining prices seem to be part of the story.
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Shoppers are expected to spend a record amount of money this year because nearly everything is more expensive. There are some relative bargains, if you know where to look.
It's peak season for returns, which are setting a new record. Some end up back on shelves or get resold to other merchants, and some wind up in landfills or sail overseas.
Many major retailers and fast-food chains have announced they will be closed this Christmas Day. A few, however, will stay open for customers.
More retailers are striking deals with delivery companies like Uber, DoorDash and Instacart to get online orders to shoppers within hours.
Large retailers have spent billions of dollars to woo workers. Smaller stores that can't do that expect staff shortages will lead to lost sales. They're asking shoppers to be patient.