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  Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 10:36 AM ET

Victoria's Secret Hopes to Rekindle Desire for Lingerie

Posted By: Krystina Gustafson

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, with its flashing lights and hip-hop music, attracts a big TV audience every year as millions tune in to gawk at leggy blondes strutting down the runway in lingerie.

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  Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

Consumers Feel Guilty: JC Penney CEO

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Around 60 percent of customers said they feel guilty when they buy something they don't need, and they want to simplify their lives, JC Penney Chairman and CEO Mike Ullman told CNBC Tuesday.

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  Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 12:36 PM ET

Mixed Signals Come From Retail Sector as Holidays Draw Near

The retail sector continues to send mixed signals heading into the holiday season.

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  Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 3:56 PM ET

This Year's Biggest Thanksgiving Leftover: Cash

Cash-strapped consumers should have more left in their wallets when they finish shopping for their Thanksgiving feast this year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual price survey.

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  Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 3:05 PM ET

The Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner 2009

Put this on your list of things to be thankful for this year: the average cost of this year’s turkey dinner and all the fixings will take a smaller bite out of your wallet. »Read more
  Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 2:03 PM ET

Dollar General Trades Higher After Its IPO

Dollar General's public offering may have priced at the low-end of its expected range, but investors are flocking to the company's shares on its first day of trading.

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  Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 7:45 AM ET

Sports Betting Web Site Sets Odds on Black Friday

This year retailers won't be the only ones betting big on Black Friday sales. , a leading sports betting Web site, has put together odds on consumer spending habits during this year's Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which has traditionally been seen as the start of Christmas holiday shopping season.

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  Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 2:58 PM ET

What's The Forecast from Retailers? Proceed With Caution

Are retailers trying to manage expectations for the all-important holiday selling season? Or have expectations gotten a bit ahead of themselves?

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  Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

For Video Game Makers, Stakes Are High for The Holidays

Posted By: Chris Morris|Special to
The holiday season is traditionally viewed as a time of good cheer and hope, but for many video game publishers, 2009’s will be filled with shot nerves and stress. »Read more
  Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 1:59 PM ET

Intimate Apparel Sales Heating Up: Maidenform CEO

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The weather may be getting colder, but sales of intimate apparel are getting hotter, Maidenform CEO Maurice Reznick told CNBC.

“Intimate apparel across almost every channel is doing extremely well. Fortunately for us, we are doing even better in the category. We’re gaining a lot of share,” Reznick said.

Maidenform on Monday reported a quarterly profit that nearly doubling compared with last year. In August, the company raised its guidance for a second time.

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