• Wal-Mart's hottest Black Friday item: A towel Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    Customers wait in line to enter a Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving Day in Troy, Mich.

    Wal-Mart's biggest Black Friday seller was a 29-cent towel, suggesting that while corporate profits are up, most Americans are still struggling. NBC News reports

  • The Great Shoppers' Migration  Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 6:35 PM ET

    Mark Mahaney, Internet Analyst at RBC Capital Markets explains what's driving the shoppers' migration from offline to online with mobile platform also gathering pace.

  • The real lessons from Black Friday traffic Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 12:55 PM ET
    Shoppers walk with bags at the Somerset Collection shopping mall on November 29, 2013 in Troy, Michigan.

    Breaking down the reasons for the contrasting Black Friday weekend shopping data released by the National Retail Federation and ShopperTrak.

  • Diners not biting on KFC's China revival campaign Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 2:16 AM ET

    KFC China's ads remind diners about the food safety scare at the fried chicken chain, and could undermine its mission to revise sale.

  • Tips for snagging luxury gifts at deep discounts Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 9:06 AM ET
    Women browse handbags at a Macy's Inc. store in New York.

    There's no need to pay full price for luxury gifts on your Christmas shopping list. Many can be bought for 50 percent off, or better.

  • Google takes aim at new target: Amazon Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    A bicyclist rides his bike past a Google Inc. sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    Google will lower prices on cloud services as the search giant takes on Amazon, IBM and Microsoft in the fast-growing market of internet services.

  • Winning stocks for December: Bespoke's Paul Hickey Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:34 PM ET

    "The names you would traditionally think of with the holidays, they've actually lagged the market," Bespoke's Paul Hickey says.

  • How about a $1.5 million TV for Christmas? Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    Nieman Marcus's Christmas Book isn't just a marketing gimmick anymore. Nieman's CEO said they actually sell half the fantasy gifts in the book each year.

  • Forget the selfie: Time for the 'unselfie' Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:12 PM ET

    The idea of giving to those in need seems to have become buried under a pile of boxes and wrapping paper. It's social media to the rescue.

  • Black Friday shoppers ditch stores for the car lot Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    2014 BMW 4 Series convertible

    Because of a surge in business from Black Friday, the auto industry posted its best monthly sales since February 2007.

  • CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the best online sales day ever on Cyber Monday for Wal-Mart. Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday was the highest 5-day stretch in online sales in company history.

  • Neiman Marcus president & CEO Karen Katz discusses how her company is approaching the holiday season, and consumer behavior. "70 percent of our customers go online to do research before they come into the store," she says.

  • Fast-food strikes planned for 100 cities Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say.

  • Apple big holiday winner  Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    Shares of the tech giant are bucking the trend and moving higher after its upgrade at UBS, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Retail is a zero-sum game: Pro  Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 12:39 PM ET

    Durban Capital portfolio manager Steve Kernkraut discusses his retail investment strategy and if e-commerce has put an end to traditional retailers.

  • Classic buying opportunity on Tesla: Pro  Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 12:20 PM ET

    Adam Jonas, Morgan Stanley head of global auto research, discusses his bullish call on Tesla and why Morgan Stanley has made it a top stock pick.

  • Cyber Monday to shatter records Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 3:26 PM ET
    Ad on Macys.com

    The Black Friday creep that pinched sales on the holiday weekend doesn't appear to be affecting Cyber Monday.

  • Holiday spending highlights US wealth gap: Nomura Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 7:10 AM ET
    Customers shop at the Somerset Collection shopping mall in Troy, Michigan.

    One strategist believes consumer spending this holiday season will show that the U.S. Federal Reserve's "wealth effect" simply isn't working.

  • Big box stores in trouble: Expert  Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 4:38 PM ET

    Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali, Forrester Research, and Jonathan Rettinger, TechnoBuffalo, provide their thoughts on the future of brick and mortar stores, as online sales keep ticking up.

  • Ascena CEO: Customer is being 'really selective'  Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    David Jaffe, Ascena Retail Group president & CEO, thinks his company is "well positioned," and discusses the difficult retail environment in 2013.

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