What are good travel gifts? Experiences travelers can book themselves

The latest holiday gift trend doesn’t take up space in carry-on baggage or add weight to checked bags. It doesn’t even need to be packed. Instead of giving vacationers new travel gear — electronics regulators, Yeti thermos, another plane pillow — some give the travel itself. A survey of more than 1,000 Americans by computer … Read more

Christmas tree shortage because of supply chain issues, climate change

Richmond township employee, Peak Tree Farms, holds a wrapped tree. Media News Group | eagle reading | Getty Images Want to buy a Christmas tree this year? You may have better luck when you ask Santa to bring you one. Christmas tree sellers say they will have fewer trees available for sale this holiday season … Read more

Holiday travel may rebound but overspending, uncertainty can spoil fun

Laura Houdin / 500px | 500 pixels | Getty Images The travel industry may get a much-coveted gift this holiday season, if recent predictions about year-end travel prove true. Numerous studies have found that Americans exhausted by epidemics are ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and other winter festivities. AAA expects this Thanksgiving to see … Read more

This is going to be one of the best Christmas seasons ever: Ed Yardeni

Ed Yardini offers the long-running market bull a dose of year-end optimism. Yardini, who is known for managing investment strategy at Prudential and Deutsche Bank, expects the holidays to boost stocks deeper in record territory. “This is going to be one of the best Christmas seasons ever,” Yardeni’s head of research told CNBC’s Trading Nation … Read more