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Free Shipping Offers, other freebies push online sales to $39B

Holiday season is at its peak and e-retailers are making the most out of it by offering freebies like free shipping and other juicy offers that have pushed sales to record levels.

Smartphone apps to help in finding perfect gifts

Shopping apps to help in finding perfect gifts

December has arrived and Christmas will be here soon. Have you stacked up whatever you want to gift family and friends? Whether yes or no, the following apps will help you to zero-in on perfect presents and save a great deal of time and money.

2 Burning Questions for Google in 2011

 Happy New Year from a curious shareholder, Google(Nasdaq: GOOG)As we swing into 2011, you can probably tell me how to wish someone this season's best in dozens of languages, but that's not why I'm here right now. In fact, even the biggest, baddest search engine in the world (that's you!) can't tell me what I really want to know today.

LeAnn Rimes engaged to Eddie Cibrian!

Country singer LeAnn Rimes and 'CSI: Miami' actor Eddie Cibrian’s Christmas was very very special this year. The longtime rumored couple have officially announced their engagement.

5 Tips to Avoid Going Overboard with Holiday Shopping

While shopping malls are preparing themselves to lure you to spend your precious mullah, get ready to safeguard your bank balance with some smart shopping tips for this holiday season.

4 Drugmakers, 5 Deals, Christmas Is Here


It looks like a lot of people in the business development offices at pharmaceutical companies were looking to get their work done before taking off for the holidays. Check out all the deals announced yesterday.

4 More Stocks Enjoying Their Last Christmas

 To celebrate the holidays, we here at the Fool are devoting extra virtual ink to all things consumer-focused in a special section called "The 12 Days of Christmas." Over the coming days, we'll have our "12 Days of Content" surrounding consumer-focused names that look set to profit or perish amid the holiday cheer.


Planning a Frugal New Year's Bash

Believe it or not, money has got nothing to do with how fun-filled your new year’s party is going to be. An enthusiastic host can turn even road-side into a discotheque.

The Fool Looks Ahead

Monday
The new trading week kicks off with Paychex (Nasdaq:PAYX) and Darden (NYSE: DRI) reporting their quarterly results.

Maybe Next Christmas, Google TV

 After a rocky two months, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) isn't giving up on Google TV. In fact, this morning the company is upgrading its platform in four meaningful ways: