• 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
    Back-to-school stock picks

    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
    How August is the start of the Christmas season

    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
    Intime Retail: Diversification is key to growth

    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
    Why you should take note of US consumer stocks

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

  • Severe staffing crunch hits Japanese firms Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    Japanese firms are finding it difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a labor shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and eating into profits.

  • Home Depot taps Craig Menear as CEO Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    Home Depot named Craig Menear as CEO and president on Thursday effective November 1, 2014.

  • Home Depot names Craig Menear new CEO   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:14 PM ET
    Home Depot names Craig Menear new CEO

    Home Depot names U.S. retail president Craig Menear the new CEO of the company, effective November 1st. Outgoing CEO Frank Blake will remain chairman, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Gap a relative safe haven: Trader   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:06 PM ET
    Gap a relative safe haven: Trader

    Mark Hake, president of Hake Capital Management; "Fast Money" trader Tim Seymour; and CNBC's Kate Kelly provide instant analysis to Gap's quarterly numbers.

  • Gap beats by a penny   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    Gap beats by a penny

    Gap is reporting EPS of $0.70 ex-items on revenue of $3.98 billion, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Little Leagues, big money: Series draws dollars Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:20 PM ET
    Mo'ne Davis of Pennsylvania pitches during the United States division game at the Little League World Series tournament at Lamade Stadium on August 20, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

    The Little League Baseball World Series, which holds its championship this weekend, has become a big-money sports event.

  • Brixmor's view of shopping centers   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Brixmor's view of shopping centers

    Discussing low supply in the shopping center space, and the future for mall properties, with Michael Carroll, Brixmor Property Group CEO.

  • Here's how you finally fix Sears, says Cramer Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Though Sears has now posted nine straight quarters of losses, CNBC's Jim Cramer has an idea on how to turn things around.

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