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  • Holiday Weekend Sales Rose 1.9%: ShopperTrak Friday, 2 Dec 2011 | 9:29 AM ET
    Target Corp. employees restock merchandise while customers shop at a Super Target store in Denver, Colorado.

    Stores may have attracted shoppers early with fat discounts last week, but the shopping bonanza came with a price, according to data released by a research firm late Thursday.

  • Wal-Mart Poised to End Nine Quarters of Sales Declines Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 10:18 AM ET
    A sign advertising $10 dollar toys is seen in the toy department of a Walmart store.

    Wal-Mart Stores said it is finally poised to end its nine straight quarters of declining sales at stores open at least a year in its core U.S. business, SW Retail Advisors analyst Stacey Widlitz told CNBC.

  • P&G CEO Says Company Aiming Higher Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 1:53 PM ET
    Crest

    Procter & Gamble's CEO assured shareholders Tuesday that the company is aiming higher than its latest results.

  • Avoiding Hidden Credit and Debit Card Fees Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 2:23 PM ET
    Master Card

    In September 2011, Bank of America announced that it would charge customers a monthly fee of $5 for debit card use.  Consumers may be unhappy with the decision, but they’re already paying fees on their credit and debit cards all the time. Here are some things to watch out for to avoid paying extra fees on credit and debit cards.

  • Retail Sales Topping Estimates, Despite Growing Caution Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 11:24 AM ET
    A man shops at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in the San Francisco Shopping Center in San Francisco, California.

    Amid slumping consumer confidence, shoppers remained resilient, but retailers were reporting mixed results for September.

  • Fed's 'Twist': Not Much for Consumers to Shout About Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 10:35 AM ET
    retired couple paperwork

    The Federal Reserve's latest attempt to boost the economy may have a mixed impact on consumers. Some will be helped by lower rates on mortgages and other fixed-rate loans, but savers may see their interest income fall.

  • Consumer Price Index: CNBC Explains Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Americans often check their receipts to make sure they've bought everything they need, and probably to see if what they paid this time is any different from the last trip. The government does the same with the Consumer Price Index. Here are the details. 

  • Restaurants Like, Even Court ‘Lunatic Customers’ Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 | 10:49 AM ET
    Fork and knife, place setting on money, cutlery on napkin with plate, expensive food

    Restaurant groupies have always been around, but they're more valuable at a time when the economy is forcing consumers to choose carefully when they eat out, and a few online posts can inform the opinions of thousands.

  • Taiwan Funeral Service Provider a Good Pick: Pro Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 1:22 AM ET

    Taiwan's columbaria products and funeral services provider Lung Yen Life Service, which recently invested $40 million to set up a subsidiary in China, has an analyst bullish on its future earning prospects.

  • Consumer Borrowing Rises for Eighth Straight Month Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 3:20 PM ET
    Credit Card Statement

    Americans borrowed more in May for the eighth straight month and used their credit cards more for only the second time in nearly three years.

  • Retailers' June Sales Solidly Outpace Wall Street Views Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 10:47 AM ET
    Woman selecting clothes from rail in shop

    Many retailers outpaced Wall Street estimates for monthly sales in June, according to early reports out Thursday.

  • Best Buy Boosts Dividend, Approves $5 Billion Buyback Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 8:21 AM ET

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  • Tablets' Biggest Challenge: Peddling Extra Data Plans Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 11:36 PM ET

    AsSamsung releases its latest Galaxy 10.1 tablet in New York, the key challenge may not be how it does compared to rivals such as the ipad, but how the device is sold.

  • Americans Borrow More, but Not on Credit Cards Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve says consumer borrowing rose by nearly $7.2 billion, fueled by greater demand for school and auto loans. A category that measures credit card use fell for the second time in three months.

  • Sales of Distressed US Homes Fall in First Quarter Thursday, 26 May 2011 | 12:54 AM ET
    Foreclosure

    Sales of distressed U.S. homes fell in the first quarter as demand remained weak, but they still made up about 28 percent of total sales, the highest amount in a year, a RealtyTrac report said Thursday.

  • Coach Shifts Half of Manufacturing Out of China Friday, 13 May 2011 | 2:32 AM ET
    Shoppers look at handbags at a Coach store in Pasadena, California.

    Coach, the U.S. accessories brand, is planning to shift up to half of its manufacturing out of China to escape rising labour costs at the same time as it moves aggressively to expand its sales in the country.  The FT reports.

  • Attacking Warren Buffett Is 'Inappropriate': Cooperman Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 11:45 AM ET

    Last week's attack on Warren Buffett by Wisdom Tree Investments Chairman Michael Steinhardt was "inappropriate and misses the point," Omega Chairman Leon Cooperman told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Car Keys and Money

    With the price of gas above $3.50 a gallon in nearly the entire country, there are signs that Americans are cutting back on driving.

  • As the Federal Aviation Administration starts checking Boeing 737s for cracks after Friday's near disaster with a Southwest Airlines jet, there are looming questions about the age of US airplanes.

  • $5 Fees May Be Coming to an ATM Near You Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    J.P. Morgan Chase and other banks are trying to recoup approximately $30 billion a year in lost overdraft fee income by testing $5 ATM fees

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