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

    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
    Drink while you shop?

    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
    Lamb skin and tanneries in demand

    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

    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.

  • How 'on-call' hours are hurting part-time workers Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    At many companies, part-time means "on-call" without a fixed number of hours. "It's an extremely abusive and unfair practice," says one labor expert.

  • Hunger strike? US fast food workers set to walk out Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 7:12 AM ET
    Fast food workers striking in August.

    Fast food workers from 100 cities across the U.S. are expected to stage a mass strike on Thursday, marking the largest ever push for higher wages.

  • Bass: What went wrong with JC Penney bet Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 12:15 PM ET
    Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital.

    Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass said his bet on J.C. Penney went south because he wasn't able to predict that the retailer's vendors would change terms.

  • Lower gas prices, currencies hurt Costco sales Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    Costco's November same-store sales fell short of analysts' expectations, as lower gas prices and weak currencies dampened an increase in net sales.

  • TJ Maxx: Buy or sell?   Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    TJ Maxx: Buy or sell?

    Retailer T.J. Maxx is up 46 percent so far this year. CNBC Contributor and TheStreet CIO, Stephanie Link says she is not buying the stock at these levels. Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus portfolio manager, believes the stock will go higher and is adding to his position.

  • JC Penney comps improve   Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 2:50 PM ET
    JC Penney comps improve

    JC Penney's November same-store sales jumped 10.1 percent. Jan Kniffen, Worldwide Enterprises CEO says the retailer had to show double digit comps for people not to be disappointed. CNBC's Herb Greenberg, weighs in.

  • 'Dairy cliff': Why milk may soar to $8 a gallon Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:45 PM ET

    Brace yourself: The U.S. is about to go over the "dairy cliff," which could cause milk prices to jump.

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