It’s not just wicked weather many holiday travelers might be dealing with.

Gas prices are back on the rise the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded at $3.28, that’s up for 12 of the past 13 days as well.

But we’re still around 50 cents below peak prices this year. Meantime, the crystal ball for a housing recovery getting a little foggy.

Fewer Americans signing contracts to buy a home in October. That’s the fifth straight monthly decline, and not a great sign for future sales.

Call it a tech check for holiday shopping. According to a new survey, nearly 4 out of 10 Americans plan on buying a tech-related gadget over the next three months.

Meantime, tipping back some eggnog without getting tipsy. Jamba Juice bringing back its eggnog smoothie for the holiday season.

It tastes like the classic Christmas drink, and even comes in a low-calorie version.

Don’t look for getting a buzz the drink has no booze.