• Target hit by 'extensive' card data breach: Report Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    Shoppers at a Target store during the Black Friday weekend, Chicago, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.

    Target suffered a data breach over Black Friday weekend, with potentially "extensive" theft of customers' credit card information, Dow Jones reported.

  • Power Lunch's Top 5: Activist investor battle     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    The "Power Lunch" team looks back on JC Penney's 2013, which involved perhaps the most fascinating billionaire battles of all time.

  • Shoppers, rejoice! A license to procrastinate Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching, but shoppers may have until Christmas Eve to place—and receive—Christmas orders.

  • Web sales on a billion-dollar hot streak: comScore Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 5:22 PM ET

    Last week, for the first time ever, online sales eclipsed $1 billion for each of the five individual workdays.

  • Chew and Brew: Dogfish beer for Deadheads Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery lives up to its motto, “off-centered ales for off-centered people," with American Beauty.

  • Some retailers showing signs of panic: Analyst     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Barbara Kahn, University of Pennsylvania, and Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity Securiites, discuss online versus in-store shopping. The use of the mobile phone is an interesting phenomenon, it's the gateway to purchasing, says Kahn.

  • The $10K question: How to buy an engagement ring Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    'Tis the season to get engaged, and more shoppers are spending $10,000-plus on a ring. How to get the most bling for your buck.

  • Recession's over ... so who forgot to tell diners? Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Customers eat at a sandwich shop in Washington.

    "It was said the recession was officially over in 2009, but consumers aren't behaving that way," one analyst said.

  • Time to blame gmail for challenging holiday sales? Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Some e-commerce marketers are having a challenging holiday season, and they blame Google for it. The New York Times reports.

  • Grandparents scrimp, but splurge on grandkids Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Leslie Davis helps granddaughter Hunter Hill, 15, bake holiday cookies at Davis' home in Mesa, Ariz.

    Grandparents may cut back on their holiday party treats, but they don't want to stop indulging their grandchildren.

  • Storms walloped retailers, shoppers stayed home Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:17 PM ET
    The Westfield North County Mall in Escondido, Calif.

    Although they had only two weekends left to shop before Christmas, people stayed home Saturday, according to a report from ShopperTrak.

  • Retail scorecard: Big box vs. online     Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Gian Fulgoni, ComScore executive chairman & co-founder, provides an update on this season's e-commerce winners and losers. The multichannel's strategy to begin the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day "backfired" and sales dropped, declares Fulgoni.

  • You can bet on brick and mortars: Pro     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 3:16 PM ET

    With e-retailers dominating the holiday shopping season, Steve Kernkraut, Berman Capital Management co-portfolio manager & partner, and John Morris, BMO Capital Markets senior retail analyst, discuss if traditional brick and mortars can make a comeback and gain market share. CNBC's Courtney provides insight.

  • Who hasn't started holiday shopping yet?     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 3:11 PM ET

    According to the latest NRF data, 32 million shoppers have not started holiday shopping. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on procrastinating holiday consumers.

  • High cost of cheap goods?     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    What's behind low holiday prices? Krishna Andavolu, Vice Media associate editor, explains why undocumented and temporary workers are being treated unfairly.

  • In-store foot traffic data     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    According to ShopperTrak, in-store shopper traffic fell nearly 26 percent on Saturday, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Shoppers, beware: Time is running out for online Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    An Amazon.com employee loads boxes onto a conveyer belt for shipping at the company's distribution center in Phoenix.

    Shoppers time really is running out for online holiday shopping. Here are the shipping deadlines you need to know.

  • Former Sears exec says mall crash is possible Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Shoppers inside the Roseville Galleria mall in Roseville, California, U.S., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.

    Overcapacity and online shopping could eventually lead to the collapse of midtier centers, Mark Cohen told CNBC.

  • Whole Foods CEOs: We want 1,200 stores in US Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET

    Whole Foods wants to expand to 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., nearly three times the number it currently operates worldwide.

  • Did Beyoncé's album just prove marketing is dead? Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Staples Center on December 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    Did Beyonce's surprise album release show that marketing as we know it is dead? This professional T-shirt wearer and marketing maverick weighs in.

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