• Mixed bag of retail sales results for November Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Costco store

    Costco missed its November sales target as lower gasoline prices and weaker foreign currencies cut into a five percent increase in monthly net sales.

  • Pisani's market open: Retail warning signs? Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Pisani's market open: Retail warning signs?

    CNBC's Bob Pisani takes a look at why it might be time to reconsider the retail group.

  • Lower gas prices, currencies hurt Costco sales Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    Costco's November same-store sales fell short of analysts' expectations, as lower gas prices and weak currencies dampened an increase in net sales.

  • Hunger strike? US fast food workers set to walk out Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Fast food workers striking in August.

    Fast food workers from 100 cities across the U.S. are expected to stage a mass strike on Thursday, marking the largest ever push for higher wages.

  • How 'on-call' hours are hurting part-time workers Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    At many companies, part-time means "on-call" without a fixed number of hours. "It's an extremely abusive and unfair practice," says one labor expert.

  • TJ Maxx: Buy or sell? Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    TJ Maxx: Buy or sell?

    Retailer T.J. Maxx is up 46 percent so far this year. CNBC Contributor and TheStreet CIO, Stephanie Link says she is not buying the stock at these levels. Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus portfolio manager, believes the stock will go higher and is adding to his position.

  • Cold weather increases Black Friday sales Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 3:29 PM ET
    Cold weather increases Black Friday sales

    This year's Black Friday was the coldest in more than 20 years. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the unusually cold temperatures stimulated consumer buying on Black Friday, particularly with winter apparel.

  • Mystery diner leaves thousands in tips Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    Image of receipt posted on Tipsforjesus Instagram account

    A mysterious diner (or diners) has been leaving giant tips at various restaurants across the U.S., garnering attention across social media platforms.

  • JC Penney comps improve Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    JC Penney comps improve

    JC Penney's November same-store sales jumped 10.1 percent. Jan Kniffen, Worldwide Enterprises CEO says the retailer had to show double digit comps for people not to be disappointed. CNBC's Herb Greenberg, weighs in.

  • The secret to our transformation: Harley-Davidson CEO Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:51 PM ET
    Harley-Davidson CEO Keith Wandell

    Making a line of urban motorcycles is part of the 110-year-old company's transformation, CEO Keith Wandell told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • 'Dairy cliff': Why milk may soar to $8 a gallon Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    Brace yourself: The U.S. is about to go over the "dairy cliff," which could cause milk prices to jump.

  • Looks like Apple is getting its iPad Christmas Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:21 PM ET
    People buy the new Apple iPad Air at the Apple Store in New York City.

    If you're looking for some idea of how Apple did on Black Friday and during Cyber Monday, this chart pretty much sums it up.

  • JCP is a long way from profitability: Analyst Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:02 AM ET
    JCP is a long way from profitability: Analyst

    Rick Snyder, Maxim Group senior retail analyst, discusses the struggles for JC Penney, and what can be done to turn the department store around. "The JCP recovery cannot happen" without increased traffic, Snyder adds.

  • The power of Pinterest Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    The power of Pinterest

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the advertising influence of Pinterest during the holiday retail season.

  • Ho! Ho! Ho! Wine sales are soaring Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Wine sales are soaring. How do investors get in on the action (besides drinking)? Todd Schoenberger raises a glass and offers up some advice.

  • Stocking stuffer stock picks Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Stocking stuffer stock picks

    Eugene Profit, Profit Investments, weighs in on whether investors can expect to see a "Santa Claus" rally and provides his top retail and tech stock picks.

  • Diners not biting on KFC's China revival campaign Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    KFC China's ads remind diners about the food safety scare at the fried chicken chain, and could undermine its mission to revise sale.

  • Winning stocks for December: Bespoke's Paul Hickey Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:34 PM ET
    Holiday retailers lag: Pro

    "The names you would traditionally think of with the holidays, they've actually lagged the market," Bespoke's Paul Hickey says.

  • Forget the selfie: Time for the 'unselfie' Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    The idea of giving to those in need seems to have become buried under a pile of boxes and wrapping paper. It's social media to the rescue.

  • Black Friday shoppers ditch stores for the car lot Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    2014 BMW 4 Series convertible

    Because of a surge in business from Black Friday, the auto industry posted its best monthly sales since February 2007.

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