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  • 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.

  • The secret to our transformation: Harley-Davidson CEO Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 1:51 PM ET
    Harley-Davidson CEO Keith Wandell

    Making a line of urban motorcycles is part of the 110-year-old company's transformation, CEO Keith Wandell told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Mixed bag of retail sales results for November Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 9:46 AM ET
    Costco store

    Costco missed its November sales target as lower gasoline prices and weaker foreign currencies cut into a five percent increase in monthly net sales.

  • Looks like Apple is getting its iPad Christmas Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:21 PM ET
    People buy the new Apple iPad Air at the Apple Store in New York City.

    If you're looking for some idea of how Apple did on Black Friday and during Cyber Monday, this chart pretty much sums it up.

  • Mystery diner leaves thousands in tips Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 3:02 PM ET
    Image of receipt posted on Tipsforjesus Instagram account

    A mysterious diner (or diners) has been leaving giant tips at various restaurants across the U.S., garnering attention across social media platforms.

  • Ho! Ho! Ho! Wine sales are soaring Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 8:54 AM ET

    Wine sales are soaring. How do investors get in on the action (besides drinking)? Todd Schoenberger raises a glass and offers up some advice.

  • JCP is a long way from profitability: Analyst   Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 11:02 AM ET
    JCP is a long way from profitability: Analyst

    Rick Snyder, Maxim Group senior retail analyst, discusses the struggles for JC Penney, and what can be done to turn the department store around. "The JCP recovery cannot happen" without increased traffic, Snyder adds.

  • Glassdoor is Linkedin's cousin: CEO Hohman   Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:44 AM ET
    Glassdoor is Linkedin's cousin: CEO Hohman

    Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO & co-founder, discusses the U.S. economy, today's job market and his company's business model. Hohman says, "Linkedin is about people, Glassdoor is about jobs and companies."

  • Black Friday's silver lining   Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:16 AM ET
    Black Friday's silver lining

    Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch senior columnist, discusses Black Friday sales. Hulbert says regardless of Black Friday weekend, the seasonal tendency is for consumers to buy in the last week of December.

  • Weak start to holiday selling season   Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Weak start to holiday selling season

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on consumer spending and the disappointing holiday sales numbers thus far.

  • Pisani's market open: Retail warning signs?   Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Pisani's market open: Retail warning signs?

    CNBC's Bob Pisani takes a look at why it might be time to reconsider the retail group.

  • Cold weather increases Black Friday sales   Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 3:29 PM ET
    Cold weather increases Black Friday sales

    This year's Black Friday was the coldest in more than 20 years. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the unusually cold temperatures stimulated consumer buying on Black Friday, particularly with winter apparel.

  • The power of Pinterest   Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    The power of Pinterest

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on the advertising influence of Pinterest during the holiday retail season.

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