• McDonald's serves up massive dividend, buyback plan Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    McDonald's said it plans to return $18 billion to $20 billion to shareholders between 2014 and 2016 through a combination of dividends and share repurchases.

  • MasterCard extends zero liability policy to ATMs Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    Earlier, the zero liability protection did not apply if an account holder's PIN was used for unauthorized transactions.

  • Chasing the Latin American retail consumer Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Marcos Galperin, founder of e-commerce website MercadoLibre believes in taking risks.

    MercadoLibre is the eBay of Latin America. The founder talks about how he built the largest regional retailer despite market challenges.

  • Shandy, beer drinkers' summer fling, returns Sunday, 25 May 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    A growing number of U.S. brewers are finding success experimenting shandy. But will it just be a summer fling?

  • US consumer optimism brightens in May Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's flagship store in New York.

    U.S. consumers were more optimistic in May than in April, the Conference Board said Tuesday.

  • Cramer: Amazon-proof retailers? Friday, 23 May 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    Looking at recent earnings, Jim Cramer has noticed a somewhat common theme among those companies doing well.

  • Credit card makers, stores clash over microchips Friday, 23 May 2014 | 5:44 PM ET

    Visa and MasterCard have renewed a push for more secure microchips in the credit card industry amid a slew of retail security issues.

  • Ahold suffers margin squeeze in US, Netherlands Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    Dutch supermarket chain Ahold posted a first-quarter operating profit below analyst expectations, as margins fell in the United States and the Netherlands.

  • Crossbows recalled over fears of unintended firing Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 5:25 PM ET
    Precision Shooting Equipment TAC Elite crossbow.

    About 2,800 crossbows sold in sporting goods stores last year are being recalled because they may fire without the trigger being pulled.

  • Deep-discount hangover  Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Krystina Gustafson discusses how retail experts are forecasting the deep discounts that plagued retailers last Christmas to persist in the upcoming season.

  • EBay: No cash or free credit checks after hack Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    Devin Wenig, eBay

    EBay executives said they did not initially realize that customer data was compromised when it discovered a network breach in early May.

  • Sears' silver lining: Extremely loyal shoppers Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    Members of Sears' Shop Your Way loyalty program made up more than 74 percent of sales at Sears and Kmart's domestic locations for the first quarter.

  • AER, ARO, ANF: Who will go under?  Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    Adrienne Tennant, Janney Montgomery Scott specialty apparel analyst, discusses Gap's difficult quarter, and the state of the retail sector.

  • Tracking the coup's impact on Thai retailers  Monday, 26 May 2014 | 11:38 PM ET

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, Director for ASEAN Consumer at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why the long-term prospects for Thailand's consumer sector remain "sound."

  • Collectible toy trucks survive Hess deal Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Collectors can breathe easy as Hess announced it will continue making its toy trucks after the sale of its retail arm to Marathon Petroleum.

  • Data breach costs still unknown: Target CEO Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Target's John Mulligan

    Target may not know the costs of the data breach until late in the second quarter or early third quarter, interim CEO John Mulligan said.

  • McDonald's answers 'Why doesn't your food rot?' Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    A McDonald's restaurant in Miami.

    In a series of posts on its website, McDonald's answers customers' frequently asked questions about its food in the U.S.

  • Bringing bowling back  Friday, 23 May 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports how some are making bowling more hip.

  • Dealflicks: Priceline for movies?  Friday, 23 May 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    Sean Wycliffe, Dealflicks co-founder and CEO, explains his platform which aims to become the Priceline for movies by partnering with theater owners to offer reduced ticket prices and lure moviegoers to the box office.

  • PetSmart to drop Chinese-made treats by next year Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Amid thousands of pet illness complaints and an ongoing FDA investigation, PetSmart plans to pull the treats by March 2015.

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