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Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist & senior managing director, discusses the state of consumer spending and how it is affecting holiday retail earnings reports. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the overall economy and the taper.
So-called Layaway Santas aren't new, but they have been growing ever since a report pointed out the phenomenon in 2011.
Today's service plans are significantly better than those sold 10 or 15 years ago. Most states now require these contracts to have disclosures.
Prospects for passage of a new farm bill by the end of the year appear dim, although lawmakers insist they're close to a deal. The NYT reports.
NEW YORK-- Buffalo Wild Wings says it's switching from Coke to Pepsi, noting that it also plans to tap into PepsiCo snacks such as Doritos to create new menu offerings. PepsiCo has been working to extend its snacks business through partnerships with restaurant chains.
William Lauder, The Estee Lauder Companies executive chairman, discusses what retailers are doing to attract the international consumer this holiday season. Consumers are shopping big-time at airports, Lauder points out.
Martin Franklin, Jarden executive chairman, provides a look at the consumer-led recovery. The consumer is relatively healthy, Franklin says.
It's Kors vs. Coach. Which is the better investment now, with Sapna Maheshwari, Buzzfeed; Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst; and Jan Kniffen, CNBC retail analyst.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan says the Coach brand is a luxury legend, but Michael Kors is rapidly expanding its current footprint.
Costco Wholesale reported a first-quarter profit and sales that fell short of analysts' estimates, hurt by a rise in operating expenses.
Starbucks stock retreated in heavy volume after a report suggested the coffee chain's growth may be losing some steam.
Up 97% year to date, this clothing maker may be the secret behind a well-dressed portfolio.
Chip Wilson has resigned as chairman of upscale yoga pants maker Lululemon Athletica following an uproar over his comments about customers' bodies.
Redbox President Anne Saunders has left the company, Outerwall announced Tuesday. It also announced plans to shutter three ventures.
Allegra Perry, managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, highlights the "big FX impact" Inditex had to weather but says that in the long-term, there is "still significant scope" for the company behind clothing chains Zara and Pull & Bear to expand.
The number of households that have experienced "customer rage" has jumped from 60 percent to 68 percent since the 2011 "rage survey."
The world's biggest retailer has tapped insider David Cheesewright to head Walmart International, its second biggest operating segment.
James Speltz, Brookstone CEO, unveils its latest lineup of high-tech buys this holiday season, including the Rover spy tank and Big Blue wireless speaker.
Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed president & COO, discusses the privacy and anonymity trend, and weighs in on Twitter's valuation and new advertising product.
L Brands last week reported a 5 percent decline in same-store sales, but analysts said it should turn around as the holiday season progresses.