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  • The smellier side of more online shopping Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 11:17 AM ET

    The holiday season is synonymous with excess: a sharp uptick in gifts, eating and even trash, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • Weather & mobile influenced online surge Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    Weather & mobile influenced online surge

    Jaime Katz, Morningstar equity analyst, explains how the shortened spending season and mobile devices contributed to the online holiday shopping surge. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Package pileup: UPS, FedEx scramble to deliver Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 10:46 AM ET
    A package handler arranges packages before loading a delivery truck at a FedEx sorting facility in Kansas City on Dec. 16, 2013.

    UPS and FedEx hit the road Thursday, scrambling to deliver boxes to angry customers who didn't receive the gifts they ordered in time for Christmas. NBC News reports.

  • Elon Musk: Pushing paradigms of auto industry Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 10:42 AM ET
    Elon Musk: Pushing paradigms of auto industry

    CNBC's Phil Lebeau shows how Elon Musk is changing the face of the auto industry and is considered one of the most influential people of 2014.

  • Year-end sales mania Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    Year-end sales mania

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports from the Grove Outdoor Mall in Los Angeles where approximately 80 percent of holiday shoppers are expected to take advantage of post-holiday sales using gift cards.

  • This retailer is winner with 'right' product: Pro Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    Ann Taylor

    Apparel wasn't the hot gift under Christmas trees this year, but an analyst singled out one retailer as a holiday winner.

  • Shocking: Depreciation hits electric cars hard Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

    Plug-in electric cars may be worth less compared to their original value over five years than conventionals. USA Today reports.

  • Three retailers cashing in on holiday sales Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 8:43 AM ET
    Three retailers cashing in on holiday sales

    Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group, explains why he still likes Best Buy, sees potential growth in GameStop, and how the Gap's "spot on" merchandise will make it one of the likely winners this holiday season.

  • McDonald's removes worker site after fast food flap Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    McDonald's

    "We are temporarily performing some maintenance," McD's says about its employee resources website following an unauthorized critique of fast food.

  • Top retail holiday winners may surprise you Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 7:26 AM ET
    Top retail holiday winners may surprise you

    Pamela Quintiliano, SunTrust analyst, shares her thoughts on which retailers took the top spot in the holiday traffic shopping wars. Consumers were looking under the tree for electronic and high-end jewelry and luxury items this year, says Quintiliano.

  • Chart of the Day: One in 10 gifts returned? Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Americans received hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of gifts yesterday — and there's a good chance we don't want a lot of them.

  • Hukkster: Disrupting the world of retail Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 6:52 AM ET
    Hukkster: Disrupting the world of retail

    Katie Finnegan, Erica Bell, Hukkster co-founders, explain how shoppers can use their website to find the best deals on their wish list.

  • Spending on new cars may break record in December Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Sales are expected to be up at least 4 percent year over year, with the industry anticipating all-time record spending on new vehicles.

  • FBI saw 'Wonderful Life' as Communist propaganda Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    The FBI initially saw the Christmas movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life' as anti-bank Communist propaganda.

  • Is there a 3-D printer under the tree? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    A woman took a closer look at the Replicator 2 at the new MakerBot 3D printer store in Boston.

    Three-D printing has been a breakout tech story this year, but the question is whether the printers will end up in people's homes.

  • Empty shelves! Are video game consoles back? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Customers receive the new Xbox One during the midnight launch event at the Microsoft retail store at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia.

    New game consoles from Sony and Microsoft are sold out in many stores, a hint that the business is turning into a two-horse race. The NYT reports.

  • Photo-finish 'e-holiday' season: Pro Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    Photo-finish 'e-holiday' season: Pro

    Neely Tamming, Piper Jaffray, and Howard Tubin, RBC Capital Markets, discuss retail before the holiday season comes to a close. Tamming says e-commerce has had the upper hand this season.

  • Think shopping is nuts here? Check out this country Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    Christmas shoppers fill the pavements of Oxford Street

    If the promotions seemed relentless in the U.S. this holiday season, be thankful you weren't in the United Kingdom.

  • How Duck Dynasty affects the Cracker Barrel bid Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's top shareholder, Sardar Biglari, said he was considering a bid for the restaurant chain.

  • Holiday shoplifters: It's all about 'ME ME ME!' Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Shoplifting incidents rise around the holidays, and experts say the culprits are often seeking an emotional boost. In this photo illustration, two women steal electronics. Editor's note: The subjects’ faces have been intentionally blurred.

    Holiday shoplifting goes up during the holidays, but not because thieves are trying to make Santa's bag bigger.

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