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  • 20 big profitable US companies paid $0 in taxes Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    A Merck sign in front of the company's building in Summit, New Jersey.

    These 20 S&P 500 companies reported effective tax rates of 0% or lower in the second calendar quarter, despite reporting a profit during the period.

  • Inside Macy's earnings miss Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Inside Macy's earnings miss

    Discussing Macy's Q2 earnings miss and the company's sales strategy, with Matthew Boss, JPMorgan senior retail analyst.

  • Cramer: Consumer doing better Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    Cramer: Consumer doing better

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew reviews the retail sales for Macy's, JC Penney and Amazon. Cramer says the consumer is doing better and is being a "smart buyer."

  • Retailers can't hide behind weather: Pro Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Retailers can't hide behind weather: Pro

    Consumers are really being cautious, says Paul Swinand, Morningstar equity analyst, weighing in on the latest retail data and Macy's earnings miss.

  • July retail sales unchanged Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    July retail sales unchanged

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on consumer spending. This number pretty much misses on all fronts, says Santelli.

  • Not so smart? Bank deposits by phone Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Using a mobile banking app to make a deposit may be convenient, but it can delay access to those funds by a week or more.

  • Macy's miss is 'ominous' sign for retail: Analyst Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:25 PM ET
    Macy's shoppers

    Macy's reported quarterly earnings that missed analysts' expectations and said the full year would be weaker than expected.

  • What's ailing consumers? Retailers confused Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    What's ailing consumers? Retailers confused

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports consumers are spending more on back-to-school shopping but only because items are pricier - they're not actually buying more.

  • Getting physical, Amazon debuts new device Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    An employee walks over a logo at an Amazon.com fulfillment center.

    Amazon.com unveiled a $10 credit-card reader and mobile app for brick-and-mortar businesses, expanding its presence in the physical world.

  • US retail sales: Expect a slow recovery Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:50 AM ET
    US retail sales: Expect a slow recovery

    Jharonne Martis, director of research at Thomson Reuters, discusses Macy's ahead of the group¿s earnings and the U.S. retail sector in general.

  • No sale: July US retail sales flatline Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A customer browses Michael Kors handbags at the Macy's flagship store in New York, August 6, 2014.

    U.S. retail sales were unexpectedly flat in July, pointing to some loss of momentum in the economy.

  • Legendary actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89 Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 5:35 AM ET
    1950: American screen star Lauren Bacall wearing a dark satin suit for her role as Amy North in 'Young Man with a Horn'.

    Lauren Bacall, who captured Humphrey Bogart's heart both on and off the movie screen, died on Tuesday at the age of 89.

  • Topshop and Miss Selfridge to push into China Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:47 PM ET
    Topshop's front row at London Fashion Week

    Sir Philip Green's Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands are to push into China with an agreement to launch on the ShangPin.com fashion retail website.

  • DXL CEO: Big men, bigger stores Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:20 PM ET
    DXL CEO: Big men, bigger stores

    David Levin, Destination XL CEO, discusses the big and tall store's expansion and re-branding efforts. "Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary provides perspective.

  • Smartphone 'kill switch' law passes in California Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:11 PM ET
    Blackphone, a security optimized smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014.

    A bill that requires all new smartphones sold in California to come loaded with a "kill switch" passed the legislature.

  • Williams-Sonoma back-to-school play? Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:26 PM ET
    Williams-Sonoma back-to-school play?

    Discussing how Williams-Sonoma could benefit from back-to-school sales, with Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets senior equity research analyst, and Jamie Katz, Morningstar equity analyst.

  • Wal-Mart's growth strategy: Oh, let's try this Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:16 PM ET
    In this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, a Wal-mart representative demonstrates the now-discontinued Scan & Go mobile application on a smartphone at a Wal-mart store in San Jose, Calif.

    Rather than perfecting a program before rolling it out—as most retailers do—Wal-Mart is doing more testing and refining as they go along.

  • The first motorcycle fueled by bacon hits the road Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
    The Hormel Bacon motorcycle fueled by bacon grease

    One bike gives 'hogging the road' a new meaning.

  • Why the shorts can't stop Tesla Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    Tesla Model S

    Despite critical car reviews and a heavy short interest, it seems Tesla's stock just can't be kept down.

  • Uber accused of canceling 1000's of rivals' rides Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Uber app on a mobile phone

    Ride-sharing service Lyft accused rival Uber of employing dirty tricks to get ahead.

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