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  • Squeak Patrol: WD-40 Aims to Fix World's Problems Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    WD-40 has been a staple in American households. Now, they aim to fix the world’s problems. "There's still lots of squeaks in China and lots of rust in Russia!" the CEO said.

  • Global Growth Creates US Jobs: General Mills CEO Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET

    The "astonishing" growth of the middle class in emerging markets is benefiting General Mills and creating jobs in the U.S., CEO Ken Powell told CNBC's "Street Signs" on Thursday.

  • Beer and Africa: A Recipe for Profit? Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 9:56 AM ET

    One sector that is yet to be truly tapped in Africa is the brewing industry, according to research firm Bernstein Research, which believes it is probably the most attractive region for long-term profit growth for global brewers.

  • Horse Meat Free and Back on the Menu: Ikea Meatballs Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:25 PM ET
    Ikea says its meatballs are now free of horse meat.

    Furniture retailer IKEA's Swedish meatballs are returning to the menu after last month's horse meat scare, with new supply chain controls "from farm to fork," the company's head of foods said.

  • Workers at Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland have accidentally flushed thousands of gallons of the company's Scotch down the drain.

  • British Beauty Business Defies Recession     Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Caroline Neville, president of Cosmetic Executive Women, says the British 'kit and caboodle' industry employs 1 million people, and urges British cosmetic brands to capitalize on exports to emerging markets.

  • 'Nemo' Will Take a Bite Out of February Retail Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    The convergence of increasingly accurate weather forecasts and the explosion of the social media channel is super-charging the effect of Winter Storm "Nemo" on the Northeast's economy.

  • Can the Super Bowl Save the Planet? Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    One company found that energy usage in the US drops by more than 5% during the game and as much as 7.5% during the half-time show, even though it would take 10 coal-fired power plants to fire all the televisions being watched.

  • Spirits Makers Expect a Bubbly Holiday Season Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    Diageo and Pernod-Ricard are predicting fizzy sales this December as Americans make merry at holiday parties.

  • Online Sales Jump on Cyber Monday, eBay Shines Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 2:16 AM ET

    Online sales jumped on Cyber Monday, sending e-commerce retailers' shares higher and suggesting strong growth from earlier in the holiday shopping season is continuing for now.

  • ‘Pet Parents’ to Spend Big This Holiday Season Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 5:47 PM ET

    Despite the uncertain state of the economy there is a standout group of big spenders this holiday season: pet owners.

  • Holiday Shopping For Your Pet?     Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

    Americans will spend nearly $53 billion on their cats and dogs this year. PetSmart CEO Robert Moran, offers insight. Pets are now being looked at as "members of the family," he says, discussing just how much is spent on pets during the holiday season.

  • How well retailers fare on Cyber Monday will offer insight into Americans’ evolving shopping habits during the holiday shopping season.

  • What's With All the Big TVs This Black Friday? Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    This was supposed to be the "Year of the Tablet" but Black Friday dispatches from the mall keep pointing to strong sales of big-screen TVs. So what gives? Didn't shoppers get the memo?

  • Consumers Seek Eternal Bargains: Tanger CEO Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 12:23 PM ET

    Black Friday bargains aside, uncertain economic times have launched consumers on a never ending quest for “great value on great products”, the president and CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers told CNBC Friday.

  • Black Thursday? Thanks, but No Thanks: Macy’s CEO Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    The CEO of department store goliath Macy's said Friday he has no immediate plans to open the company's doors earlier to conform with the recent trend of early Thanksgiving sales.

  • Undercover Shopping: Testing Holiday Promises Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 4:21 PM ET

    Every year it seems the holiday season gets more competitive for retailers. First it was free shipping, now it’s free layaway and price-matching in guaranteed, speedy in-store pickup. Promises, promises. But do the programs really work?

  • New American Tradition: Going Kosher for Thanksgiving Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 11:48 AM ET

    Kosher turkeys are slowly taking a larger share of the Thanksgiving market, with some companies seeing customers who don't keep kosher buying kosher poultry.

  • If you are looking to do a little prep for Black Friday shopping by comparing TV prices online, Best Buy is not going to be much help today. The site has been showing a notice: "Our site is incredibly busy! Please be patient while we shovel you a path." And it's not even Black Friday!

  • Why One Poll Says 45% Would Rather Skip Christmas Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:53 PM ET

    A recent survey found that many tapped-out buyers would prefer that Santa Claus not even bother coming down their chimney.