• Best Buy CEO: Tablet sales peaked  Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan spoke to Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, about declining store traffic and the company's focus on growth.

  • Bumper crop: Farmers may be selling corn at a loss Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    After corn prices peaked during a 2012 drought, this year's record harvest has pushed prices to lows and forced farmers to postpone purchases.

  • Best Buy revenue falls 4% as store traffic declines Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Best Buy reported profit that beat expectations, but revenue fell 4 percent due to lower traffic in its brick-and-mortar stores.

  • Buffett greases $11B Burger King-Tim Hortons deal Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET
    Burger King acquires Tim Hortons.

    Burger King Worldwide confirmed plans to acquire Tim Hortons, with billionaire Warren Buffett helping to finance the deal.

  • Dollar stores find fans in Asian penny pinchers Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    Dollar stores enjoy popularity during lean times but shoppers are proving that these bargain stores have a place regardless of economic cycles.

  • Outlook for Gome looks positive: Strategist  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:48 PM ET

    Daniel So, Strategist at CMB International Securities, says Gome's earnings have improved over the years and explains why the electronics retailer may see a break-even in its online unit next year.

  • Yo ho ho: From hedge fund to rum maker Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    Bridget Firtle's Owney's Rum

    Bridget Firtle worked for a hedge fund on Long Island before leaving for a career in cocktails.

  • Changing face of retail  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Discussing the challenging retail landscape and who provides the best value in the sector, with Thomas Stemberg, co-founder and former CEO of Staples.

  • Activist investor presses Ann Taylor for sale Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    An Ann Taylor store in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    An activist investor urged Ann to sell itself, failing which each of the company's board members should buy back stock as a "sign of confidence."

  • Burger King in merger talks with Tim Hortons Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 9:28 PM ET

    Burger King is in talks to combine with Tim Hortons in a deal that would create a powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion.

  • China the perfect fit for London’s $6,000 tailors Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:03 AM ET

    Lining London's famous street of tailors – Savile Row - are businesses looking to tap the growing appetite for luxury suits in China.

  • Back-to-school stock picks  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Sam Poser, Sterne Agee, provides 3 retail stocks to add to your portfolio heading into back to school season.

  • A smart baby monitor that goes a step further Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    It comes as no surprise that another high-tech wearable device is aimed at helping new parents track their infant's health and daily activity.

  • Think mobile sales are hot now? Wait for Christmas Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Despite the growing importance of e-commerce, digital sales will likely play a larger role over the holiday season than back-to-school.

  • Short sellers betting on back-to-school weakness Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A back-to-school window display in New York City.

    Short sellers are upping their bets on retailers closely tied to the back-to-school season—despite the companies' positive forecasts.

  • Gap to open 40 stores in India Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Mannequins wearing Gap Inc. track pants stand in a window display at a Gap store in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    Gap raised its full-year profit forecast, and said it would open 40 stores in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.

  • Russian spending abroad slips as sanctions bite Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 8:29 AM ET
    United Kingdom, London, Knightsbridge District, Harrods department store on Brompton Road

    Russian shoppers travelling to Europe are spending less, as geopolitical tensions and rouble weakness curb their shopping sprees.

  • How August is the start of the Christmas season  Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Phuong Nguyen, director of advertising for the U.K. at eBay, highlights that consumers start looking for Chritsmas gifts in August and that this represents a "huge opportunities" for retailers.

  • Intime Retail: Diversification is key to growth  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Chen Xiaodong, President & CEO, Intime Retail Group, describes the firm's diversification plans. He also explains why the partnership with Alibaba complements its e-commerce platform.

  • Why you should take note of US consumer stocks  Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    John Carey, EVP & Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments, says consumer stocks will likely benefit from improved consumer confidence and a better Christmas season ahead.

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