online and home shopping

India's tech cities are choking on their success

Like thousands of others, Megha Mathur moved to the Indian city of Gurgaon for a coveted job in tech. She soon realized she wouldn't be able to live there very long. The pollution was so bad she had to check an air quality app on her phone several times a day to see whether it was safe to go outside without a mask.

Shoppers spent $4.2B online on Thanksgiving

Americans with a hearty appetite for online deals pulled out their smartphones and, for the first time, shelled out more than $4 billion on Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday shopping season.

Fidelity joins broker price wars

Fidelity Investments is the latest major broker to do away with commissions on online stock trades, joining an all-out price war among its rivals.

Online stock trading is free now

There is no such thing as a "discount broker" anymore. In the span of just a few days last week, nearly every major online brokerage company eliminated commissions. It's now essentially free to trade.

How to get the best price on a holiday plane ticket

While travel advice abounds for the best times to buy the most affordable holiday plane tickets, it's hard to escape reality: Flying during some of the year's busiest travel periods generally isn't going to be cheap.