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  • 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.

  • Governors Urge Consumers to Rethink 'Pink Slime' Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    BERLIN - JULY 31: Cuts of beef and pork lie in a display counter at a supermarket July 30, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. According to media reports July 31, 2007 Gerd Sonnleitner, head of the German Farmers' Association, has called for a nationwide rise in prices of meat, especially beef and pork, and is predicting an overall rise in the price of groceries in Germany. Milk and dairy products prices in Germany have already risen in recent days by as much as 50 percent. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Imag

    Three governors plan to tour pink slime maker Beef Products's plant in Nebraska to show their support for the company and the several thousand jobs it creates.

  • Why Bull Market in Bonds May Be Nearing an End Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 11:57 AM ET
    Burning Money

    The bond market is at a turning point, say portfolio managers, as interest rates start rising and inflation shows signs of reviving.

  • Most Retailers Topping Wall Street's Sales Estimates Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    Retailers are reporting strong sales gains for February, as rising consumer confidence is helping consumers to feel more comfortable spending again.

  • Consumers Put $19.3 Billion on Credit In December Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 4:11 PM ET
    Credit Cards

    Consumer borrowing rose by $19.3 billion in December after a $20.4 billion gain in November, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. The two increases were the biggest monthly gains in a decade.

  • US Holiday Electronics Sales Drop 5.9 Percent Sunday, 8 Jan 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    Consumer Electronics Show Logo

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  • For Many Americans, Jobs Crisis to Last Many Years Saturday, 7 Jan 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Despite an upswing in hiring during 2011, the jobs crisis could last many more years as millions of Americans struggle to find work.

  • Solid Holiday Sales for Retailers, Despite a Few Misses Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 11:48 AM ET
    A customer purchases the Amazon.com Inc. Kindle Fire tablet computer at a Best Buy Co. store in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Amazon.com Inc.

    Most U.S. retailers turned in solid finish to the holiday season, despite bargain-hungry consumers who put off their holiday shopping until the last-minute in order to snag the very best deals, and mild temperatures, which dampened demand for winter apparel.

  • Best Buy Cancels Some Orders Ahead of Christmas Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
    Best Buy

    The largest U.S. specialty electronics retailer said late Wednesday that "overwhelming demand for some products from Bestbuy.com has led to a problem redeeming online orders made in November and December.

  • When the Most Wonderful Day of the Year Comes Late Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 9:54 AM ET
    Women holiday shopping

    Some people have always postponed Christmas celebrations because their jobs don't pause for the holiday. But in the weak economy, folks are delaying Christmas for another reason: money.

  • Shoppers Say 'Ho-Hum' Not 'Ho-Ho-Ho' to Sales Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 10:29 AM ET

    Used to be, customers would come running when stores cut prices. But these days, more Americans are becoming blase about bargains.

  • Cyber Monday

    U.S. shoppers are still spending heavily online after a record-busting "Cyber Monday," research firm comScore said.

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