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  • NFL's Randy Moss To Wear "My" Shoes In Game! Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    Rovell wore this shoe before Moss.

    When New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss takes the field against the San Diego Chargers this weekend, he will be stepping into shoes that I wore first. No need to check your eyes there. I didn't think I'd ever write that sentence either.

  • Retail Numbers--A Closer Look Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Due to the Yom Kippur holiday tomorrow, a number of retailers are reporting September same store sales a day early. In general, discounters (ex-Target) outperformed, so Wal-Mart, Costco BJ, and Fred's all did fairly well.

  • Futures Gain Doesn't Last After Rate Cut Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures turned positive after coordinated action to cut rates across the globe to fight the danger of the world economy being hit by a depression.

  • Top 10 Halloween Costumes 2008 Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 3:26 PM ET
    According to the National Retail Federation’s 2008 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions survey, conducted by BIGresearch, total Halloween spending for 2008 is estimated to reach $5.77 billion. And it's not just for the tykes. An estimated 51.8 million adults plan to sport some sort of costume for the big night. Click ahead to see the ten most popular customes for adults and children this season(The poll of 8,167 consumers was conducted from September 2-9, 2008. The consumer poll has a margi

    Halloween is not just for the tykes anymore. An estimated 51.8 million adults plan to sport some sort of costume for the big night.

  • Sports Teams a Tough Sell in Today's Market Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    I had a conversation with a high-profile owner and asked him what his greatest concern in these tough economic times was. He told me exactly what I thought I'd hear. With the lack of liquidity in the market, he said, how hard is it going to be to sell a team for the so-called appraised value?

  • NFL's Troy Aikman: Advice For The Business Athlete Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 4:10 PM ET
    Troy Aikman

    Aikman has been among the smarter of the athlete businessmen out there, so I thought that with the economic downturn it would be a good time to talk with him.

  • Full of Doubts, US Shoppers Cut Spending Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 7:11 AM ET

    Cowed by the financial crisis, American consumers are pulling back on their spending, all but guaranteeing that the economic situation will get worse before it gets better, the New York Times reported.

  • CNBC-Portfolio.com Wealth in America Survey Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 3:00 PM ET
  • China Goes Bargain-Hunting Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 6:41 AM ET

    Every year, friends of mine head up to Hong Kong to go shopping. Not at the swanky boutiques in Central or the funky shops in Causeway Bay. Nope, they go to the warehouse outlets on the other side of Hong Kong Island. Why?

  • Credit Crunch Likely to Hit Consumers the Hardest Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 1:12 PM ET

    The credit freeze, which is shifting into overdrive heading into the holiday season, is expected to hit consumers harder than corporate America.

  • Is Bolt More Marketable Than Phelps? Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 4:20 PM ET
    New Kelloggs Boxes

    In our story today on Puma utilizing the "World's Fastest Man" Usain Bolt (link: we put in what I thought would be a pretty pointless poll asking you who was more marketable on the world stage: Michael Phelps or Bolt.

  • Real Economy In Real Trouble, Too Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 1:17 PM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Now, with a deal on the financial bailout expected soon, let's get back to the real economy—and the recession already in progress.

  • Beasley Continues With Adidas Story Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 11:12 PM ET

    Michael Beasley's sticking to the line that he's been in adidas shoes his entire life. We're fine with that. But there's no reason to go out of the way to say you've been completely loyal if there are thousands of photos that suggest otherwise.

  • Economic Optimism On The Rise: Survey Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 7:17 PM ET
    Crowd of people on the street.

    Not surprisingly, Americans are still down on the economy, according to the latest CNBC survey, with 93 percent of respondents describing it as poor or fair. But, in light of the Wall Street problems on the front page, there are signs that sentiment has bottomed. Nowhere is that more apparent than the huge jump in expectations that the economy will get on track in the next year.

  • Nike Earnings Wednesday, Worst Christmas in Years? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 7:06 PM ET

    After a retail group says to expect the worst Christmas in years, what will Nike earnings on Wednesday reveal about the outlook for holiday spending?

  • This Season, Tense Times for Retailers Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Target store

    For many of the nation’s retailers, this is shaping up to be the most critical holiday season since the recession of the early 1980s. Chains that fare poorly could end up as ghosts of Christmases past, says the New York Times.

  • Retail Group Sees Weakest Holiday Sales in 6 Years Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 1:38 AM ET

    Holiday sales are expected to grow at the slowest pace in six years as shoppers worry about jobs, the housing and stock markets and high gas and food prices, according to a forecast from the National Retail Federation being released Tuesday.

  • Doug Verb And The Business Of Inflatables Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    When the Orlando Magic unveil their new jersey tomorrow, they’ll try to make the announcement as "big" as possible. That’s good news to Doug Verb, who has developed a great niche in putting the world’s largest jerseys on huge inflatables.

  • Nike Confirms: Out Of Elite Swimwear Business Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 12:03 PM ET

    My report last night about Nikes exiting the swim business came without the company's public confirmation. A few minutes ago, company spokesman Dean Stoyer confirmed the news in a statement:

  • Attention Wall Street: Add the precipitous slowdown in consumer spending to the list of worries and reasons to think a recession is underway or imminent.