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  • One place where bugs in the food isn't a mistake Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    Toasted crickets on blue corn tostada is just one of the items offered at Antojeria La Popular restaurant.

    A Mexican restaurant in New York's SoHo neighborhood is drawing customers (and buzz) with the latest food craze: a burger of pan-friend crickets.

  • Bars in stores—the latest retail gimmick Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Clothing retailers are adding more in-store bars, encouraging shoppers to mix Happy Hour and holiday errands.

  • J.C. Penney Co said it received an inquiry from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, seeking an explanation on their financial position.

  • Sales a feast for consumers, famine for retailers Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:20 AM ET
    Black Friday ad for Wal-Mart

    Consumers have feasted on discounts this holiday season, but it means thinner profit margins for retailers.

  • Why Ulta’s stock turned ugly Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    The stock of a beauty retailer Ulta shed more than 20 percent on Friday and Ulta's balance sheet has been showing red flags for quarters.

  • Apple uses iBeacon to follow willing shoppers Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    GPS will tell you how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple aims to guide you around once you're inside.

  • Sears to spin off Lands' End business Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:14 AM ET

    Sears Holdings said Friday that it will spin off its Lands' End clothing business as a separate company by distributing stock to the retailer's shareholders.

  • Apple's iBeacon feature  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 2:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the new way customers can shop at Apple stores.

  • Drink while you shop?  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC.com personal finance reporter Kelli Grant reports on retailers adding bars and restaurant spaces in stores for customers. Grant says retailers hope customers have a break inside the store instead of leaving.

  • Lamb skin and tanneries in demand  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    Luxury brands are snatching up lamb skin, tanneries and crocodile skin suppliers. Chanel bought Bodin-Joyeaux Tannery, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Holidays are more about gifting than trading: CEO  Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    Gadget buyback company Gazelle reports iPad trades were up 175% compared to one year ago. Israel Ganot, Gazelle CEO, discusses the iPad trade business as well as the migration he sees from the Samsung Galaxy line to the iPhone.

  • These java gift cards will sell out in seconds Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 4:15 PM ET
    The 2013 rose-gold gift card

    Starbucks is back with its exclusive gift cards. But the company is only making 1,000 of the sought-after gift, and they'll like fly off the shelves.

  • No time for online: Shoppers rush to actual stores Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Workers handle packages at a UPS sorting facility in San Francisco.

    A shorter holiday calendar could send frenzied shoppers to physical stores for last-minute purchases, taking some sales away from e-commerce.

  • McFail: McDonald's out-of-touch tipping advice Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    McDonald's has committed yet another employee advice blunder, listing on its worker resource website pricey suggestions for holiday tipping.

  • Kohl's to hold marathon hours for Christmas rush Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 3:01 PM ET

    Kohl's announced on Thursday that it will extend its holiday hours to 24 hours in the days leading up to Christmas.

  • See it here: Kobe Bryant rolls out new hoops shoe Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:33 AM ET
    The “Kobe 9” basketball shoe, from Nike.

    Kobe Bryant debuted his latest pair of basketball shoes this week—the only question now is when he'll take the court in them.

  • Chanel stitches up French tannery deal Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:38 PM ET
    Pedestrians cross the street in front of a Chanel SA store in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

    Chanel has acquired its long-time lamb hide provider in the latest purchase by a luxury brand of a partner that supplies top quality materials.

  • Lulu: Of course we didn't mean to sell sheer pants Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Lululemon said it is implausible to believe it intended to sell hundreds of thousands of nearly sheer yoga pants and hope consumers wouldn't notice.

  • JCPenney plunges, analyst says the hole is too deep Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 2:10 PM ET

    J.C. Penney fell more than 8 percent on Thursday after the note from Wells Fargo said the retailer's acceleration is "much less impressive."

  • Debating the effects of a $15 fast food wage Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:43 AM ET
    Demonstrators outside a McDonald's restaurant near New York's Times Square as part of a nationwide protest of fast food workers December 5, 2013.

    Strikes against fast-food restaurants have called for the minimum wage to increase to $15, but the side effects of such a jump are unclear.

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