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  • It's a very merry mobile Christmas  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    Mobile is placing purchasing power in the hands of consumers, says Gian Fulgoni, comScore co-founder, providing insight to online shopping.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Jack Reed can see the recovery taking hold at his family's 109- year-old clothing store in Tupelo, Mississippi, with sales buoyed in part by the paychecks tied to a Toyota plant up the road and rising confidence that the jobs are here to stay. Our shoppers seem more confident than they did a year ago, "said Reed, 63, whose chain of four stores clocked a...

  • Carbon38's fashion forward activewear  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    Carbon38 co-founders Caroline Gogolak and Katie Warner Johnson, discuss their luxury athletic apparel line and pricing strategy.

  • Low oil good for you, me & the economy  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing today's strong retail data, CNBC's Steve Liesman and the Fast Money trader Josh Brown discuss the impact of low oil on retail and the U.S. economy.

  • Retail sales details  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides the latest read on retail sales and what it means for economic growth.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6 percent...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 11- Intermediate-dated U.S. The Commerce Department said retail sales, excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6 percent last month after an unrevised 0.5 percent rise in October. "It's the last piece of reliable data in front of the Fed," said Jim Vogel, an interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis,...

  • Starboard ups stake in Staples  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss activist investor Starboard's stake in Staples and what message this sends to the stock market.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services, increased 0.6 percent...

  • What jobs data means for economy  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jim Iourio, TJM Institutional Services, discuss the impact of Thursday economic data on the markets.

  • Holiday shopping boosts US retail sales Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. retail sales perked up in November, as cheaper gas and an improving job market fueled a promising start to the holiday shopping season. Retail sales rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.7 percent, the most in eight months, the Commerce Department said Thursday. "In the months ahead, we expect consumers keep spending the extra income gained from the strong...

  • US retail sales point to brisk consumer spending Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A shopper checks out at a register at Walmart in Los Angeles.

    U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost.

  • November retail sales up 0.7%  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on last month's better-than-expected retail sales numbers.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Retail Sales Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department releases retail sales data for November on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. INCREASE LIKELY: Economists forecast that retail sales rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.4 percent last month, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. Average national gas prices have slid to $2.64 a gallon, down nearly 30 cent, or 9.8 percent, over...

  • Asian stocks rise after upbeat US retail sales Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Good news on U.S. retail sales lifted the stock market Thursday, although worries about the latest plunge in oil prices kept the gains in check. Investors are caught between two conflicting thoughts: the improving U.S. economy, lower energy costs and higher consumer spending are expected to boost profits for many companies. But the global economy isn't...

  • 2015 holiday retail winners & losers  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Steve Sadove, former chairman & CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, provides his outlook for the holiday retail season, and comments on JC Penney's turnaround.

  • Costco retail sales benefiting from cheaper fuel?  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:50 AM ET

    Membership fees have helped Costco beat its profit estimates for the first quarter, but will cheaper fuel benefit the retailer's sales? Brian Nagel, retail analyst at Oppenheimer & Co thinks it's a possibility.

  • Black Friday sparks concerns over margins: Pro  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Chris Chaviaras, analyst at Barclays, says heavy discounting during Black Friday could push retailers' margins lower than expected.

  • Under Armour won't play deep discount game: CEO Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour Inc.

    CEO Kevin Plank says Under Armour will protect margins rather than play into holiday promotions.