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CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest retail numbers were near expectations, while the import-export data was a little light. And Steve Liesman discusses what it indicates about the economy recovery and its impact on the markets.
Matthew Boss, JPMorgan retail analyst, discusses how Bill Ackman's departure from JCP will likely impact the stock and company's business strategy.
CNBC' Courtney Reagan and Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer, discuss the exit of Bill Ackman from JC Penney's board and what it means for the consumer.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin, activist investor and former JC Penney board member Bill Ackman says he left the company so the board could focus on the business without distraction. Andy Serwer, Fortune and John Taylor, FX Concepts, weigh in.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin has the latest on the drama at JC Penney. Activist Bill Ackman has resigned from the company's board and has indicated he does not plan to sell his shares.
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale professor, explains why he thinks Bill Ackman's resignation is good news, and Andy Serwer, Fortune managing editor, and John Taylor, FX Concepts, explain the difficulties involved in "righting the ship" at the giant retailer.
Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group discusses Bill Ackman's resignation from JCP and the appointment of Ronald W. Tysoe, as the board indicates it intends to name another director in the "near future."
Spending on back-to-school supplies is down, but bills can still be high. Here's how to find the deals and save.
"Homebrewing has always been a fundamental element of the craft brewing culture," Stone Brewing's Greg Koch said, reflecting on how the beer geek culture helps feed the industry.
With fast-casual restaurants growing at a sprint while fast-food counterparts moving at a slow jog, the latter group is entering the race to open more premium concepts.
Teens are shopping, but their back-to-school wish lists have changed. Many are mixing designer handbags and fast fashion, making it tough on traditional teen retailers.
Activist investor and J.C. Penney independent director Bill Ackman is "an angry guy" responsible for tanking the company's stock, management expert Jeffrey Sonnenfeld told CNBC.
If you have followed the J.C. Penney's media soap opera, you know the "Bill Ackman TV trade" is a losing one, said retail analyst Stacey Widlitz.
The school year is about to start, and you still have so much shopping left to do. No worries. It's not too late to snag some bargains.
J.C. Penney’s problems keep on getting worse, with the latest spat between the board and one of its own directors.
Investors will be scanning retail earnings reports, due out over the next few weeks, for the lessons they hold about the back-to-school shopping season, the second-busiest retail period.
Mom and pops are making a comeback, as are large corporations. CNBC's Eamon Javers investigates what politicians and corporations are getting out of their on-shoring efforts.
Schoola Stitch opened for business on Thursday, offering parents a new way to shop for gently used children's clothes and promising deals as much as 70 to 90 percent off retail.
Discussing reports that JC Penney directors are trying to give Bill Ackman "the boot," with Gina Chon, Quartz Corporate reporter; and CNBC's Courtney Reagan and Herb Greenberg.
Retail sectors have a big month ahead with both earnings and back-to-school season. David Berman of Durban Capital shares how investors will be watching shoppers. "Retail is weak—not the consumer," he said.
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Stephen Hughes, Boulder Brands CEO, discusses the decision by its Smart Balance brand to dump GMO oils from its line of butter spreads.
Jeffrey Bernstein, Barclays analyst, provides insight on McDonald's global sales, where both the U.S. and Asia saw sales decline, whereas Europe provided the only bright spot.
R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar analyst, breaks down McDonald's same-store sales numbers. We are continuing to see weakness in the U.S., says Hottovy.