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

Factory shutdowns in Vietnam to have longer impact for retailers: BofA

Nike shoes are displayed at a shoe store on September 27, 2021 in Novato, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The impact of prolonged factory closures in Vietnam is likely to be worse than many apparel and shoe retailers had planned, until 2022, according to analysts at BofA Securities. The Wall Street research firm said … Read more

China JD.com plans to boost investment overseas in challenge to Amazon

GUANGZHOU, China — JD.com plans to increase investment abroad, one of its top executives told CNBC, as the Chinese e-commerce giant looks to tap international users. The tech giant has been less aggressive than rival Alibaba in expanding its presence abroad. But international expansion from both Chinese companies could challenge Amazon’s dominance of e-commerce in … Read more