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  • Spanx billionaire learns not to use this word in UK Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx and founder of the women's undergarment company that's made her a billionaire, recounts an embarrassing BBC interview in which she used a word that has a very different meaning in England than it has in the U.S.

  • Done with dinner? Macy's open Thanksgiving Day Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 5:51 PM ET
    A shopper carries a Macy's shopping bag along the Magnificent Mile shopping district in Chicago.

    Black Friday just keeps getting earlier and earlier! Macy's is giving in to the trend and says it will be open on Thanksgiving day.

  • Undercover reporter finds 9-year old factory boss Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET
    Meem, 9 years old, works inside a garment factory in Dhaka, in Bangladesh. September 23, 2013.

    The Toronto Star sent reporter Raveena Aulakh to work undercover at a Bangladesh garment factory and found a nine-year-old girl working there.

  • Toyota wins wrongful death suit over acceleration Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 9:59 AM ET

    A California jury found Toyota not liable in a wrongful death lawsuit over alleged defects that caused some vehicles to unexpectedly accelerate.

  • Elon Musk's blog post on Tesla Model S fire Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 7:45 PM ET
    A screenshot from a YouTube video shows a Tesla Model S on fire as a result of a battery fire.

    Tesla's Elon Musk defended the Tesla after one caught fire, saying such an incident would've been much worse with a gasoline-powered vehicle.

  • A 'brief' foray into a threadbare US sector Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.

  • Cool products for hot women Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    To ease temperature-related complaints, mattress sellers have launched several new products after noticing that couples and hot flash-suffering women were having restless nights.

  • Guess Shares Shine After Earnings Top Forecast Friday, 31 May 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Guess shares surged more than 9 percent Friday following better-than-expected profit despite a significant decline from a year earlier, reports TheSteet.com.

  • China's Changing Consumer Landscape     Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    C.V. Ramachandran, Head, Asia at Alix Partners speaks about the shift in China's changing consumer landscape and growth opportunities in the sector.

  • Bangladesh Factory Banned by Wal-Mart Still Working Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.

  • Stanley Thai, Founder and Executive Chairman of Supermax tells CNBC how he built the world's second largest glove maker.

  • 49ers Strike Deal to Name Stadium After Levi's Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 4:50 PM ET

    The San Francisco 49ers and Levi Strauss have reached an agreement for a $220 million, 20-year naming rights deal for the team's future stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

  • Electrolux Pins Growth on Emerging Markets, US Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 9:14 AM ET

    Swedish home appliances maker Electrolux said booming emerging markets and an improvement in North America would help offset poor sales and price pressure in Europe in 2013.

  • Why August Retail Sales Were Stronger Than Expected Thursday, 30 Aug 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    Eighty-nine percent of the 20 companies reporting beat, according to RetailMetrics, way above the 64 percent who normally beat. Why?

  • Cramer Interviews PVH CEO Manny Chirico Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    Manny Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH, chats with Cramer about the company's latest quarter.

  • Where Have I Seen That Outfit? Monday, 21 May 2012 | 5:20 PM ET
    Every so often, a movie or television show depicts a character in an outfit that becomes iconic. It probably isn’t the intention of most filmmakers to inspire fashion revolutions with their movies, but the makers of “Flashdance” probably didn’t mind when America’s teenage girls started blowing their entire allowances on legwarmers.Not every movie or television show can achieve such a feat on that kind of scale, but many try, with varying degrees of success. What follows is a list of those that m

    What follows is a list of those that made an article of clothing famous, made characters famous for fashion sense, or managed some combination of the two.

  • Cramer’s Earnings 'Game Plan' for Friday Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 4:03 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host shares his earnings expectations for International Paper, Procter & Gamble and V.F. Corp.

  • Cramer's Earnings Preview for Friday, April 20 Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 7:53 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host shares his earnings expectations for GE, Honeywell, Under Armour, Kimberly-Clark and Schlumberger.

  • Cramer Thinks Nike’s Stock Is a Buy Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 7:47 PM ET

    Why the “Mad Money” host is bullish on NKE.

  • A model walks the runway at the BCBG Max Azria Autumn Winter 2012 fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

    Consumers are in the driver’s seat as retailers move away from wardrobe staples and shift to fashion-forward pieces while planning their upcoming fall inventories, industry analysts said.