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  • 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.

  • Why fewer champagne bottles are set to pop Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    Economic woes in champagne's home market of France took the fizz out of global sales for the second year in a row in 2013 between 3 and 4 percent.

  • UK's holiday frenzy beats US in spending Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    UK's holiday frenzy beats US in holiday spending

    Bryan Roberts, analyst at Kantar Retail, details why the holiday shopping season is more critical in the United Kingdom than in the U.S.

  • A blue Christmas for retailers? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    A blue Christmas for retailers?

    Thomas Stemberg, Highland Consumer Fund partner, shares his thoughts on consumer spending this holiday shopping season.

  • Final push for retailers Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 10:14 AM ET
    Final push for retailers

    It's the final shopping day before Christmas and retailers are pulling out all the stops. CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at whether the move to accommodate last-minute shoppers is paying off for retailers.

  • Eat, drink and be merry—but is the food safe? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    A recent outbreak of food poisoning has led to calls for tougher inspection measures even as the government begins reforming food safety rules.

  • Gap's holiday strategy to drive market share: Pro Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    Gap's holiday strategy to drive market share: Pro

    Discussing whether retailers' promotional push will pay off, with Simeon Siegel, Nomura Securities, and Ed Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets.

  • Will extended hours boost retail? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    Will extended hours boost retail?

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on trends in retail amid a sluggish consumer, as well as a shorter retail holiday season.

  • Tesla keeps safety rating despite probe: Report Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Two Tesla Model S cars on display at one of the company's showrooms.

    Tesla's Model S sedan has retained its five-star safety rating from the same agency probing fires involving the electric car, Bloomberg reported.

  • Retail margins getting squeezed this season: Expert Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:06 AM ET
    Retail margins getting squeezed this season: Expert

    Gerald Storch, Storch Advisors CEO, provides an inside look at the make-or-break season for retailers. The consumer is using the Internet to shop, says Storch.

  • Some shoppers still awaiting post-Christmas deals Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    Holiday shopping

    With just one day to go before Christmas, it's becoming clear that shoppers have won the annual game of chicken.

  • Bought a gift online? Good luck returning it Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Web sales are up—along with returns. Here are some of the toughest and the most lenient return policies for gifts bought online.

  • Weekend before Christmas online sales rise Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 7:18 AM ET
    Weekend before Christmas online sales rise

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on whether consumers are flocking to retailers that are open around the clock. Total online sales for the weekend before Christmas rose 37.1 percent from last year.

  • Chart of the Day: The most requested gift cards Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Year in and year out, gift cards are one of the most requested holiday presents. Total spending on gift cards last year reached $29 billion.

  • Shopping around the clock Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 6:21 AM ET
    Shopping around the clock

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on why retailers are resorting to a new strategy of staying open for 24 hours straight just ahead of Christmas.

  • Sleigh full of deals to follow slow shopping season Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 5:42 AM ET
    Holiday shopping

    Shopping in stores crawled this holiday season, leaving a pile of unsold inventory. That means bigger-than-usual after-Christmas sales.

  • 'Catergory killers' will be winners over Christmas: Pro

    Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst, says the leading shops in their sectors will be the winners over the Christmas shopping period.

  • Mobility scooters power UK high street Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 1:11 AM ET

    The combination of a recession in the past five years and an ageing population has changed the face of the U.K.'s main shopping streets.

  • Top tech toys for kids this holiday season Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's technology reporter Julia Wood takes you through some of the top toys on sale for kids this year.

  • McDonald's employee site bashes fast food Monday, 23 Dec 2013 | 5:59 PM ET

    McD's employee resources site has even more odd advice for workers. This time, it's about the industry it helped make ubiquitous...fast food.

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