• JC Penney still shrinking, but getting better Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    J.C. Penney is reporting a wider third-quarter loss, but the results showed its business is starting to stabilize.

  • Buy, sell or hold JCP?     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 1:08 PM ET

    JC Penney posted a wider Q3 loss but forecasts higher sales for the holiday season. Paul Swinand, Morningstar Equity, and Mary Ross Gilbert, Imperial Capital, debate the best trade for the retailer. Swinand says the stock is not for a weak stomach.

  • Good times! Consumers pry open wallets in October Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:30 AM ET
    The Westfield North County Mall in Escondido, Calif.

    A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in October as households bought a range of goods.

  • Lowe's boosts outlook as housing rebounds Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:22 AM ET
    An employee helps a customer shop for a sander at a Lowe's home improvement store in Chicago, Illinois

    No. 2 home improvement chain Lowe's reported a rise in quarterly profit and raised its outlook for the current fiscal year on Wednesday.

  • Consumers shopping later for luxury?     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports December 21st, "Super Saturday" is expected to the busiest day for jewelers.

  • Amazon enjoying a holiday edge over physical shops Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:34 AM ET
    Holiday decorations in the lobby of New York's Time Warner Center, a high-end mall.

    With consumers expected to do more of their holiday shopping online than ever, Amazon stands to benefit, but can the online giant keep this advantage forever?

  • After cheap gifts this Christmas? Here's where to go… Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:51 PM ET

    If you've got a pile of stockings to fill this Christmas, shopping in Taiwan could result in hefty savings, according to new survey.

  • Black Friday shopping tips     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Want to know the secret to bagging a Black Friday bargain, CNBC's Herb Weisbaum says the first thing to know is that Black Friday is more than just a day.

  • Black Friday shopping tips     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    Want to know the secret to bagging a Black Friday bargain, CNBC's Herb Weisbaum says the first thing to know is that Black Friday is more than just a day..

  • Easy Fed policy     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke emphasized that the Fed's monetary policy guidance provides thresholds, not triggers. Dino Kos, CLS Bank International, and Former Fed Gov. Mark Olson, provide perspective.

  • Nothing in-between? The wealth gap alters retail Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Robert Barakett $59.50 men’s white T-shirt versus Kmart’s Basic Edition $6.98 white T-shirt.

    The market now is a place in which even basic goods such as socks and razors are either incredibly cheap or extremely expensive.

  • Wal-Mart ups the ante on Black Friday yet again Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    "Black Friday is our Super Bowl, and we plan to win," said Duncan Mac Naughton, the company's chief merchandising and marketing officer.

  • Best Buy warns promotions could hurt holiday margins Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    Best Buy warned of an increasingly promotional holiday environment and promised to be competitive on price, raising concerns about margins.

  • Twitter makes a push for holiday ad dollars Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 10:47 AM ET

    The company unveiled the results of a new survey of 1,000 adults conducted in partnership with DB5 Research, on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.

  • Consumers putting more money into homes: Pro     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    Debating whether Home Depot is a buy following an earnings beat, with Christopher Horvers, JPMorgan Retail-Hardlines analyst, and Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity.

  • Market will focus on corporate fundamentals: Pro     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    Discussing whether the market can continue to rally, and what to expect from today's Fed minutes, with Diana Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist, and John Canally, LPL Financial SVP economic strategy.

  • Upbeat retail data; Fed minutes ahead     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:08 AM ET

    October retail sales are up 0.4 percent. CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into this morning's economic data, including auto sales.

  • Eyeing JC Penney into 2014: Analyst     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    What JC Penney can do to boost investor confidence in the stock, with JPMorgan senior retail analyst Matthew Boss.

  • JC Penney moves higher after mixed earnings     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    JC Penney missed Wall Street's expectations on the bottom line reporting a loss of $1.81 per share. CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details.

  • Dissecting JCP's Q3 earnings     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Will Frohnhoefer of BTIG Research discusses J.C. Penney's performance, saying, "They have the tools they need to succeed in Q4."

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