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  • The Gift You Can Give Yourself     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    This holiday season, the one gift you can give yourself that you'll never need to return. A stay-at-home mother who never handled money needs to make a change now that she's divorced. Viewers ask if they can afford a Tory Burch bag, a Mercedes and an 11-year-old standup comic wants tickets to see Bill Cosby.

  • Beware of holiday ID thieves     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    We are headed into the busy season for scammers and identity thieves who hope to take advantage of holiday shoppers online and at the store. Herb Weisbaum explains what to watch out for and how to protect yourself.

  • Zulily debuts; Top internet retailer picks     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 11:29 AM ET

    Ed Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets, thinks Nordstrom remains competitive against Zulily in its mobile platform. Richard Jaffe, Stifel retail analyst, shares his top internet retail picks now.

  • Holiday shopping looks bleak for Wal-Mart, Kohl's Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 5:49 PM ET

    Wal-Mart forecast a disappointing Thanksgiving-to-Christmas season, saying it expects sales to be flat, and Kohl's said it would spend more on ads.

  • The race to muscle Lululemon out of its turf Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Gap’s high-end activewear brand Athleta could emerge as the biggest winner from Lululemon’s quality control questions.

  • Wal-Mart sophisticated in its promotions: Pro     Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    "The overall retail environment has been positive," says Martin Franklin, Jarden executive chairman. He looks ahead to the shopping season.

  • Five-finger discount? What shoplifting REALLY costs Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 6:21 PM ET

    Retail theft cost retailers over $112 billion worldwide last year, according to the 2012-2013 Global Retail Theft Barometer.

  • These retailers pushing envelope on Black Friday Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 5:06 PM ET
    Shoppers wait outside Sears in Braintree, Mass., as Black Friday 2012 begins.

    As the Black Friday creep continues, Sears and Kmart announced Wednesday that they will kick off their deals one week early.

  • Kohl's shares stumble after bad earnings miss Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Kohl's shares fell sharply Thursday after the retailer posted earnings and revenue that fell short of market expectations.

  • Wal-Mart earnings beat, but same-store sales slip Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations by a penny a share on Thursday.

  • Cutting back on holiday retail?     Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reveals her holiday retail naughty and nice list, and explains how payroll taxes and higher health cost may factor into consumer spending.

  • Clashes shut 250 Bangladesh garment factories Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
    Bangladeshi garment workers assist their colleagues injured during clashes with police in Ashulia, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Thousands of garment workers demanding higher pay clashed with police in Bangladesh for a second day Tuesday, leaving dozens of people injured and at least 200 factories closed, police said.

    Violent wage protests closed 250 US-linked Bangladesh garment factories as workers demanded higher pay from retailers such as Walmart.

  • Don't chase fad stocks: Olstein     Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    Robert Olstein of Olstein Funds explains why good companies looking at revenues, including Amazon, are "going to end badly."

  • Martin Franklin, Jarden executive chairman, says his company has been a very "disciplined acquirer." He discusses what kinds of businesses he looks at to acquire.

  • O'Neill: Make bets on the 'new China'     Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 6:50 AM ET

    "In China, consumer internet sales are going to be bigger than the U.S.," explains Jim O'Neill, former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He discusses new emerging market MINTs.

  • Consumer lacks confidence: Pro     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 5:11 PM ET

    Despite better-than-expected earnings from Macy's, Tom Stemberg of Highland Consumer Fund does not trust the retail sector as a whole.

  • Crocs courts Blackstone, others, to go private Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 3:23 PM ET
    Crocs shoes

    Crocs wants to go private and is talking with several private equity firms, including Blackstone. Its shares gained more than 9 percent.

  • 10 must-have video games Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 12:22 PM ET
    Tomb Raider from Square Enix

    With the launch of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One this month, there's a lot of focus on next-generation games, but that shouldn't overshadow the fact that many of the year's best titles were made for current generation systems.

  • Retailers sweeten the pot for Thanksgiving workers Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 3:49 PM ET
    A Best Buy employee in New York restocks items on Black Friday last year.

    Despite backlash, retailers such as Wal-Mart have been quick to offer associates pay benefits and other perks for giving up part of their Thanksgiving to work.

  • Victoria's Secret unveils $10 million holiday bra Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 4:56 PM ET
    Victoria's Secret Model Candice Swamepoel wearing the 2013 Fantasy Bra.

    To go behind the bra, CNBC reached out to Victoria's Secret to dig up some interesting tidbits about this year's megamillions undergarment.

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  • Lululemon is having its first analyst day since its new CEO took over in January. Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst, provides perspective.

  • Retail expert Robin Lewis offered what he called a "win-win" solution for two retailers: Amazon should acquire Sears.

  • CNBC's Dominic Chu and Art Cashin, of UBS, discuss market fluctuations over the last week, as well as the credible reversal rally. He's still keeping an eye on Ukraine, and says there may be economic fallout if there are new sanctions against Russia.

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