The state of 2014 holiday spending in 5 charts

by Shareen Pathak
Did you get the creeps just hearing the melody of “Jingle Bells” during a commercial this week? It’s that time of year again. The week after Halloween is when most companies begin their holiday ad blitz. Already, Lowe’s and Target ads have been spotted, while Starbucks has its red cups and nutmeg-crème-brûlée-chestnut-praline concoctions brewing.Read the full article