NEW YORK (CNN) -- CNN Money's Stacey Delikat has your top business and financial news on this Thursday, December 26.

Retailers to roll out huge after-Christmas deals

Ho-ho-humph. For skeptics of holiday hype, here comes the last holiday sale of 2013. For all the holding off and cutting back that consumers have been doing, retailers are hoping for a huge after-Christmas surge. But, once again, they may be disappointed. That, however, is not going to stop retailers - from Wal-Mart to Macy's to Target - from giving one last Santa-approved surge of after-Christmas deals. For an early start, some online sales, including at and, start on Christmas Day. And for sales die-hards, many Wal-Mart and Kohl's stores will open on Thursday by 5 a.m.

Price of stamps to go up 3 cents
The price of a stamp is about to go up -- and more so than expected. A panel overseeing the U.S. Postal Service approved a three-cent hike from the current price of 46 cents. It will take effect on January 26. That includes a one-cent increase -- to keep pace with inflation -- approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission last month. At the time, the cash-strapped Postal Service had sought the three-cent bump. The additional two cents are intended to be temporary and to recoup losses the Postal Service suffered during the recession, the commission said.

AmEx refunding $60 million to customers
American Express was ordered to refund $60 million to customers for illegal credit card practices, according to the company and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB, a federal agency that monitors how financial products and services work for consumers, said that American Express (AXP, Fortune 500) engaged in unfair billing tactics and deceptive marketing. More than 335,000 consumers were affected. American Express said it started paying the remediation to customers earlier this year. The company wouldn't say exactly how much it has paid back so far.

UPS says some shipments undelivered by Christmas amid volume Inc., the largest online retailer, offered customers $20 gift cards and refunds on shipping charges after an avalanche of orders left United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS:US) to miss delivery of some packages by Christmas. Amazon cited failures in UPS's transportation network in messages to customers, saying its own fulfillment centers processed customers' orders in time for holiday delivery. Amazon is reviewing the performance of the delivery carriers, spokeswoman Mary Osako said in an e-mail. UPS, the world's largest package-delivery company, said in a service update on its website that the volume of air packages exceeded its capacity immediately preceding Christmas. The company would resume normally scheduled service today after making no pickups or deliveries on Christmas Day, it said.

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