Every four years leading up to the U.S. presidential election, domestic and international travel tends to drop off as Americans tend to stay home. This year, they've even had more reason to stay put, including global disruptions like Brexit and ongoing terror fears. All that's led to a major slump in global travel and, as a result, often staggering drop in travel prices. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with some of the best travel deals around the world.
Online shopping is now a more than $100 billion industry, which accounts for more than eight percent of all retail sales. Rent the Runway is taking advantage of this trend by letting people lease designer clothing online. But now, it's also opening stores inside one of the nation's best-known retailers. Co-founder and CEO Jennifer Hyman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the new partnership and the growing online shopping trend.
Tens of millions of Americans are leaving their homes behind this Thanksgiving. More than 48 million are estimated to be traveling -- up by one million over last year and the largest number since 2007. CBS News contributor and NewYorker.com editor Nicholas Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss new smart home technology that can help protect your home.
Nearly 140 million people are expected to be hunting for holiday deals over the Thanksgiving weekend. Several retail stocks hit all-time highs this week as part of the Dow's record-breaking climb to more than 19,000. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins "CBS This Morning" from San Francisco to explain why retailers could expect a positive holiday shopping forecast, and why some stores are choosing to close their doors on Thanksgiving.
In 1982, when it came to personal computers, IBM was the only game in town. That's until "Compaq Computer," a small Houston startup founded by three friends came along and proceeded to beat Big Blue at its own game. This story is chronicled in a new documentary, "Silicon Cowboys." It wowed audiences at this year's SXSW Film Festival in Austin and opened nationwide Friday. Compaq's co-founder and CEO Rod Canion and director Jason Cohen join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the film and Compaq's influence in the computer industry.
Just this week, Uber started self-driving car pickups in Pittsburgh, while Ford announced plans for autonomous car services. Google and Tesla are among the biggest names in the field, but a host of auto brands and other tech heavyweights are also investing heavily in driverless cars. Derek Thompson, senior editor for The Atlantic, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the future of this soon-to-be booming business.
President Obama wrote an essay for the September issue of Glamour magazine titled, "This is What a Feminist Looks Like." He writes: "It's important for [my daughters] to see role models out in the world who climb to the highest levels of whatever field they choose. And yes, it's important that their dad is a feminist, because now that's what they expect of all men." Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the essay and the 2016 race.
Donald Trump and his son, Eric, sparked a national debate over workplace sexual harassment. The GOP presidential nominee said that his daughter Ivanka would respond to harassment by finding another career or company, while Eric told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that his sister was too strong of a person to subject herself to harassment. CBS News contributor and New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor and CBS News legal expert Rikki Klieman join "CBS This Morning" to discuss the controversy and offer practical advice.
Over the past 15 years, American workers have taken less and less vacation. In 2015, 55 percent of Americans surveyed didn't use all of their vacation time, leaving 658 million days unused and 222 million days lost. But workers who refuse to take their time off may be viewed as "work martyrs." Tony Schwartz, founder and CEO of The Energy Project, which advises companies on how to become more productive, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss work-life balance.