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  • This file photo shows a display of various size soft drink cups next to stacks of sugar cubes at a news conference at New York's City Hall. New research greatly strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

    Coca-Cola plans to wade into the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health, using a series of new ads.

  • Is Black Friday Beginning to Jump the Shark? Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 | 12:28 AM ET

    The national obsession with shopping – which gave birth to the retail bonanza best known as Black Friday – may be in the process of victimizing itself because of its own success.

  • Consumers Value Service Over Price: Pro  Thursday, 22 Nov 2012 | 5:45 AM ET

    Steve Rosier, voice of the customer analytics team at Verint Systems, informs CNBC of survey results indicating that consumers believe customer service is more important to their shopping experience than the price of goods.

  • Chipotle Misses on Earnings, Sees Slowing Sales Growth Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 6:16 PM ET

    Chipotle Mexican Grill’s earnings missed expectations for the third quarter and the fast-food chain forecast slowing sales and potentially higher food costs in 2013.

  • Target Gets Jump on Holidays with Price-Matching Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    Target announces programs aimed at holiday shoppers, including a pledge to match online competitors' prices.

  • Which Hotel Stocks Have Room to Run?  Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 9:37 AM ET
    Singapore Marriott Hotel

    Hotel chain Marriott gave investors the first glimpse into the peak summer travel season this week, but the stock may be getting a bit expensive, says one fund manager.

  • Ackman: P&G Giving CEO 'Bit More Time' to Right Ship Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 9:59 AM ET
    Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Activist investor William Ackman said Tuesday the board of troubled Procter & Gamble would likely give its chief executive “a little bit more time” to fix its problems, but he took a slap at its lack of a “culture of efficiency.”

  • Can Lululemon Keep Proving the Skeptics Wrong? Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 | 1:50 AM ET

    Selling high-priced yoga pants has been big business for Lululemon and CEO Christine Day remains confident in the company's competitive position.

  • When Checking Accounts Rise from the Dead Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    If you close your bank account, don’t think that’s necessarily the last you’ll hear about it. In certain cases, closed checking accounts have re-opened when triggered by external charges, such as automatic bill payments. This can present an opportunity for identity theft.

  • Dunkin Brands Keep Running: CEO Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 | 12:21 AM ET
    Dunkin Donuts

    Not only are doughnuts and ice cream delicious, for Dunkin Donuts' brand they represent a “jewel of a growth story,” the company’s CEO, Nigel Travis, told CNBC.

  • J.C. Penney is expected to unveil a new pricing model that it hopes will usher the retail giant into a new era and “a whole new business,” Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson told CNBC Tuesday.

  • 10 Things Your Pool Guy Didn't Tell You Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

    In order to make money, your pool guy's got to get your pool cleaned in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, there are a few things he didn't tell you. Like, for example, there is no doorbell on your backyard. Here are 10 things your pool guy probably didn't tell you.

  • Wet Seal Ousts CEO McGalla as Summer Sales Worsen Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 9:06 AM ET
    Wet Seal

    As sales declines deepen, teen retailer Wet Seal fired its CEO Susan McGalla without naming a replacement. The company said that McGalla's departure was effective immediately, and it is starting a search for a new CEO.

  • China Slowdown? Ad Firms Aren't Worried: WPP CEO Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 1:57 PM ET
    Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of British advertising agency WPP Group.

    A slowdown in the broader Chinese economy hasn’t had an impact on the advertising market, WPP Group CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.

  • Startup Customers Design Own Soft Drinks for Profit Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:28 PM ET
    UFlavor

    uFlavor, which sells beverages in unique flavor combinations, is perfecting a web platform that allows users to customize drinks and sell them for a profit. What's your flavor?

  • Economic Fears Take Toll on Retail Sales in June Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
    A shopper carries Saks Fifth Avenue bags up Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    Retailers reported largely disappointing sales in June, as consumers pulled back on spending amid concerns about jobs and the economy.

  • Most Retailers Top Sales Estimates for May Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    Despite a late Mother's Day, the early monthly sales reports from retailers are suggesting most retailers posted modest sales gains in May.

  • Wal-Mart's Castro-Wright Quits MetLife Board Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Eduardo Castro-Wright

    Embattled Wal-Mart executive Eduardo Castro-Wright has resigned from the board of MetLife, the largest life insurer in the United States, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Warm Weather Gives Retailers a Boost in March Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 10:04 AM ET
    Fourteen-year-old Khine Thwin tries on sunglasses at a Hot Topic retail store at the Serramonte Mall in Daly City, CA.

    Retailers from discounter Target to department-store chain Macy's reported better-than-expected sales in March in the latest sign that Americans are feeling better about the economy.

  • States With the Best Credit Scores Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 5:09 PM ET
    In January 2010, the average credit score in the United States was 692, according to  Today, it’s between 700 and 710, according to John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at  a credit-monitoring website. In an interview with CNBC.com, he said that reduction of credit-card debt is the main factor behind increased credit scores. “There’s no doubt,” he said.If average credit scores are rising because consumers have begun to pay down their credit-card debts, then economic conditions must be

    Not all states are created equal. Read ahead to see which states have the best credit scores in the country.