‘Tis the season – for shopping and giving. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, last-minute gift buying and end of the year donations: what consumer holiday spending and charitable giving trends tell us about the strength of the nation’s economy.


  • Greg Ip U.S. economics editor, "The Economist"
  • Scott Krugman Vice President, National Retail Federation.
  • Stacy Palmer Editor - The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • Karen Dynan Vice President and co-director for economics at the Brookings Institution.

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