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  • Stocks are falling mid-morning Friday, the last trading day of the third quarter. But the major U.S. market indexes have rallied all year in the face of continued concerns about the health of the U.S. economy, the European debt crisis and slowing growth in China.

  • The Most Expensive Ingredient in Beer Is….Taxes Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    According to a recent analysis by the Beer Institute, a national beer trade association that represents beer brewers and importers, 45 percent of what consumers pay for a beer goes to taxes.

  • Large or Small, Innovation Driving Liquor Growth Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
    Glass of Whiskey

    Steve Jobs once famously said “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” French beverage company Pernod Ricard is applying a similar philosophy to its spirits business.

  • Halloween to Scare Up $8 Billion in Spending Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    Spending on Halloween is expected to rise to $8 billion, up 17.5 percent from last year, according to the results of a survey conducted by BIGinsight on behalf of the retail industry’s trade group, the National Retail Federation.

  • Worst Is Over for Starbucks in Europe: CEO Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    The worst is over for Starbucks in Europe, and the company is confident that it can continue to navigate a challenging economic environment, CEO Howard Schultz told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Thursday.

  • Consumer Sentiment Costco

    Rising energy prices and torpid U.S. economic growth are taking an increasing toll on cash-strapped consumers and retailers faced with shrinking profit margins, an industry representative told CNBC on Monday.

  • Binge Buying in California Before the 'Amazon Tax' Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 4:26 PM ET
    Woman binge shopping packages

    California says it's losing $1.2 billion a year in online sales taxes, prompting a new law that will force large internet merchants with affiliates inside the cash-strapped state to collect those taxes.

  • Consumers Are Shopping for Accessories: Michael Kors Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 2:59 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Michael Kors Holdings stock has nearly doubled this year, outperforming other high-end and luxury brands like Tiffany and Coach.

  • How Many Calories in That Big Mac? Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 1:37 PM ET

    Starting next week, consumers will know exactly how many calories they’re getting with that Big Mac, fries and milk shake.

  • Nein! German Group Protests Oktoberfest Prices Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 11:24 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    Munich's world famous Oktoberfest doesn't kick off for another 12 days and it's already off to a tough start.

  • Retail CEOs Charting Careful Course Into the Holidays Thursday, 6 Sep 2012 | 12:02 PM ET

    There is some concern that the political uncertainty surrounding the election and looming fiscal cliff could rattle consumers heading into the all-important holiday season.

  • PepsiCo Gets Healthier:CEO Wednesday, 5 Sep 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    With the recent New York City regulation on soft drinks, PepsicCo, hopes to makes its sodas healthier.

  • As Summer Blues Lift, Some Toast Fashion's Night Out Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 11:50 AM ET
    A shopper carries Saks Fifth Avenue bags up Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    Dark clouds may have rolled in over Labor Day, but fret not ladies: Fashion's Night Out is here to cheer you up.

  • Fisherman’s Fortune: The $736,700 Tuna Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    On August 21, a Chinese fisherman caught a rare fish worth over $475,000. As impressive a haul as that is, it didn’t represent the highest known payday for something caught from the sea.

  • A Brooklyn Brew in Stockholm? Fuggedaboutit Friday, 31 Aug 2012 | 11:57 AM ET

    You may have a hard time finding the beers of Brooklyn Brewery west of Minnesota, but if you live in Stockholm, Sweden, you're in luck.

  • Blue Moon Brews a Beer for Friday's Blue Moon Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 12:10 PM ET

    MillerCoors' Blue Moon Brewery's new beer is the result of a yearlong contest timed to roll out on the day of the blue moon.

  • The Man Who Made Canned Craft Beer Cool Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 12:37 PM ET

    Dale Katechis became the first craft brewery in the country to put craft beer exclusively in a can.

  • Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Serves Up New Candy Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    Tennis star Maria Sharapova has scored countless sponsorships with major brands - but now she is out with a brand of her own.

  • Corona Looks to Keep the Beach Party Going Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    Summer may be over, but Corona wants to keep you thinking about its brand.

  • Drought Impact 'Big,' Scrap Biofuel Mandates: Sunny D CEO Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    Crop Failure due to Drought

    The extreme heat wilting crop harvests across the U.S. is exerting a “big” toll on input prices, the chief executive of Sunny Delight told CNBC Wednesday, issuing a call for the government to suspend mandates that divert corn into biofuels.