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  • Social Networking With Your Neighbors     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Nirav Tolia, NextDoor CEO, offers insight on connecting with your "next door" neighbors. David Sze, weighs in.

  • India's E-Commerce 'Gold Rush' Fraught With Risks Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 1:47 AM ET

    India's online retail market may be growing at an unprecedented pace, but challenges like the lack of profitability among online retailers could mean it may be up to another five years before the sector truly takes off in the Asia's third largest economy.

  • Beer Bowl 2013: San Francisco vs. Baltimore Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 9:19 PM ET

    It's the battle of the beers in the Super Bowl team hometowns. And dreams do come true, Jimmy: A land where beer is cheaper than water!

  • Skype Founder Browses Globe for Next Tech Earner Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Earth Net

    Niklas Zennstrom, co-founder of Skype, believes the next hot tech business can come from anywhere around the globe.

  • Death of Gift Cards? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Barnes & Noble gift cards

    Retailers should be buzzing right now with holiday gift card redemptions. But, there's early evidence retailers aren't getting much of a boost from gift cards this year, according to NBG Market Analyst Brian Sozzi.

  • How Target Is Taking Aim at Online Retailers Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    Target is pledging to match prices of select online rivals year round. The promise began as a holiday promotion, but it will now be extended. But is this a race to the bottom for retailers?

  • Wal-Mart Under Fire From Toys 'R' Us and Best Buy Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 5:31 PM ET
    Shoppers move through a Best Buy store.

    Wal-Mart's recent price comparison advertisements may be enticing consumers, but the promotions are also angering competitors. Toys "R" Us and Best Buy are two retailers taking action.

  • Retail Sales Winners & Losers Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    Macy's shoppers

    The latest batch of retail sales reports shed light on who the retail winners are right now.

  • Dour December Doesn't Mean Retail Disaster This Year Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Retail sales reports from a handful of retailers on Thursday will provide another peek at holiday spending and help gauge how consumer spending is shaping up. But the expected dour reports may not foreshadow a poor 2013 for retailers.

  • Best Place to Shop Online? Amazon Gets Thumbs Up Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 12:26 AM ET

    Amazon.com remained the best website for shopping online, one survey found.

  • Nervous Retailers Hope for Post-Christmas Rush Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Christmas 2012 is now history but retailers are hoping that you aren't done with your holiday shopping quite yet. NBC News reports.

  • Did the Grinch Steal the Holiday Shopping Season? Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 11:17 AM ET

    Despite some reports suggesting holiday sales will be the worst since 2008, Matthew Shay, president of the National Retail Federation, told CNBC he's still predicting a 4.1 percent increase.

  • 'Black Friday' Deals Are Back for Last-Minute Shoppers Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    Sometimes, it pays to procrastinate. Millions still need to buy holiday gifts, and retailers have slashed prices to bring in last-minute shoppers.

  • Foreign Firms Seek Retail Therapy in Australia Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 10:16 PM ET

    The Americans are coming. And the Japanese and Europeans. Australia is being invaded by a swathe of foreign retailers, piling pressure on a local industry already battered by weak consumer spending and ruthless internet competition.

  • Mamma Mia! How Pizza Beer Saved a Home Brewers' Home Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    Brewer Tom Seefurth made a beer brewed with basil, oregano, tomato and garlic that tastes like pizza. The combination not only worked as a beer, it helped him save his home.

  • Smartphones Behind Online Shopping Surge     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    Paul Swinand, Retail Equity Analyst, Morningstar says that the prevalence of mobile devices is driving consumers to shop online and explains why this year's holiday retail sales are expected to rise.

  • Cybergangs Target Online Shoppers Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    Here's how cybergangs are targeting online holiday shoppers, and here's what you can do to protect yourself.

  • A Stress-Free Holiday Is Only One App Away Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    Plenty of smartphone and tablet apps can save you money, but many more can also save you time — and during the holiday season, time is money.

  • Avoiding Holiday Package Theft Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 4:51 PM ET

    Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps, and these parcels prove irresistible to thieves.

  • Merry Christmas! It's Time to Play Let's Make a Deal Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    With holiday sales gains widely expected to slow from last year’s pace, retailers are employing new tactics to help close the deal.