• Gauging the retail consumer     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    With the retail consumer listless of late, Eric Beder, Brean Capital, and Rick Snyder, Maxim Group, discuss if now is the time to buy the XRT and reveal what retail stock investors should be adding to their portfolio.

  • Where are consumers spending?     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Discussing the retail blame game, and if consumers are in a "retail funk," with Jan Rogers Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises CEO.

  • Retail winners & losers     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports which retail names have been hit the hardest this year.

  • It's back: The Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger cometh Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    The Wendy's Single Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger.

    Wendy's attempted brand transition seeks to combine the quality of "fast casual" restaurants like Panera with the low price and speed of fast food.

  • Free candy at 7-Eleven! One catch, though... Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    7-Eleven will expand its "birthday" celebration by handing out a variety of free sweets—if you've downloaded its app. USA Today reports.

  • Container Store scares market with retail 'funk' Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Storage bins sit on display for sale at a Container Store Group Inc. location in New York.

    Credit Suisse isn't waiting for Container Store to right itself during the holiday season, lowering its price target, USA Today reports.

  • American Apparel, investors have made deal: Source Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    An American Apparel store in New York City.

    American Apparel appeared to have reached a deal to overhaul leadership positions and keep manufacturing in the U.S. The New York Times reports.

  • Filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Costco pulled Dinesh D'Souza's book 'America' from shelves on July 1, despite its popularity, but now is reshelving it.

  • 'The Duke' duels Duke over trademark rights Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    John Wayne in "True Grit"

    John Wayne's heirs are suing Duke University over its objections to use of his nickname in alcoholic beverages, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Small businesses hope for some Wal-Mart magic Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Customers push carts past reusable shopping bags during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

    Wal-Mart Stores met with more than 500 small businesses to make good on vow to spend $250 billion by the 2040 to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

  • Consumer spending & US economy     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    As goes Wal-Mart, so goes the U.S. economy? Monica Mehta, Seventh Capital managing principal, and Jonathan Murray, UBS managing director, discuss the state of the American consumer.

  • Crumbs shows risks of being a one-hit wonder Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    When Crumbs shuttered its remaining stores, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat.

  • J.Crew under pressure for offering size 000 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Models pose at the J.Crew presentation during Fashion Week, New York.

    J.Crew came under fire on Tuesday following reports that the specialty retailer is now offering items in size 000—the equivalent of an XXXS.

  • Soda tax stakes high as Bay Area preps for showdown Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET
    A man drinks out of a coffee cup as he walks under a sign opposed to taxes on sugary drinks posted in the window of Casa Thai Market in San Francisco, July 7, 2014.

    As the Bay Area considers a soda tax, opponents and proponents are prepared for a showdown.

  • Major bug strikes Google's new smartwatches Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:14 AM ET
    Video still from GoogleMobile Android Wear promotion.

    Although just released, Google's Android Wear system for smart watches already has a bug with downloading paid-for applications.

  • Truckers strike at Los Angeles, Long Beach ports Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Pier 400, right, sits idle at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.

    Drivers in a labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of LA and Long Beach began an indefinite strike Monday.

  • 'Kashing in' on the Kardashian klout Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian on March 12, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.

    Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are hard to ignore these days and a number of companies and brands are banking on the trio's influence being profitable.

  • Walmart US adapting to changing customer: CEO     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan speaks to Bill Simon, president & CEO of Walmart U.S., about the company's plan to acclimate to where customers are going to be shopping and store expansion.

  • Washington poised to start legal pot sales Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Lines were already forming in front of the lucky few stores in Washington state that got last-minute approval to sell.

  • Entrepreneurs step into WalMart's 'Shark Tank'     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    WalMart is hosting hundreds of entrepreneurs looking to sign a deal with the retailer to put their products on its shelves. CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details.

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