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  • Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (L) celebrates with Olivier Giroud (R)

    Athletic shoemaker Puma teamed up with one of England's top-flight soccer clubs, Arsenal FC, to promote a sponsorship deal.

  • Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • Gillette hopes its FlexBall razor can boost stagnant razor sales with a nifty new swiveling feature.

  • Retail earnings to blossom?

    What to make of CEOs who blame weather for poor sales, and what investors can expect from spring sales, with Mary Epner, Mary Epner retail analysis.

  • Retailers feel spring fever

    Gap will report earnings after the closing bell. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on a few positive earnings surprises from other retailers.

  • A sign is displayed on a Lululemon Athletica Inc. store in Pasadena, California.

    Lululemon Athletica forecast lower-than-expected current-quarter results, after posting a profit that was almost unchanged from a year earlier.

  • Heather Richardson of the United States competes during the Women's 1000m Speed Skating event on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    U.S. speedskating team's miserable performance during the first week of the Olympics has turned the speculation to their high-tech skinsuits.

  • After two years of declining sales, J.C. Penney is reducing some high-profile brands introduced by former CEO Ron Johnson and reviving old labels.

  • The “Kobe 9” basketball shoe, from Nike.

    Kobe Bryant debuted his latest pair of basketball shoes this week—the only question now is when he'll take the court in them.

  • Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx and founder of the women's undergarment company that's made her a billionaire, recounts an embarrassing BBC interview in which she used a word that has a very different meaning in England than it has in the U.S.

  • A shopper carries a Macy's shopping bag

    Black Friday just keeps getting earlier and earlier! Macy's is giving in to the trend and says it will be open on Thanksgiving day.

  • Meem, 9 years old, works inside a garment factory in Dhaka, in Bangladesh. September 23, 2013.

    The Toronto Star sent reporter Raveena Aulakh to work undercover at a Bangladesh garment factory and found a nine-year-old girl working there.

  • A California jury found Toyota not liable in a wrongful death lawsuit over alleged defects that caused some vehicles to unexpectedly accelerate.

  • A screenshot from a YouTube video shows a Tesla Model S on fire as a result of a battery fire.

    Tesla's Elon Musk defended the Tesla after one caught fire, saying such an incident would've been much worse with a gasoline-powered vehicle.

  • Flint and Tinder has run four successful crowdfunding campaigns for its made-in-the-U.S.A. products. The American manufacturing company is projecting $10 million in revenue this year.

    Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.

  • To ease temperature-related complaints, mattress sellers have launched several new products after noticing that couples and hot flash-suffering women were having restless nights.

  • Guess shares surged more than 9 percent Friday following better-than-expected profit despite a significant decline from a year earlier, reports TheSteet.com.

  • China's Changing Consumer Landscape

    C.V. Ramachandran, Head, Asia at Alix Partners speaks about the shift in China's changing consumer landscape and growth opportunities in the sector.

  • A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.

  • Supermax: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

    Stanley Thai, Founder and Executive Chairman of Supermax tells CNBC how he built the world's second largest glove maker.