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  • Kohl's, Vera Wang: Ready To Wear, Ready To Go? Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 12:15 PM ET
    Fall 2007 Ready-To-Wear Collection

    Just 2 days before her first guest designer line debuted at mid-tier department store Kohl's, designer Vera. Wang showcased her ready to wear line at Fashion Week. The collection featured dark colors (rusts, grays, black) a smattering of metallics and lots of layered, blousy tunics.

  • McDonald's August Same-Store Sales 8.1% Higher Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 11:47 AM ET
    McDonald's

    McDonald's Tuesday reported an 8.1 percent rise in August sales at restaurants open at least 13 months, beating at least one analyst's expectations and sending shares up 3 percent in morning trade.

  • Sony, Time Warner Going Online In Major Way Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 11:03 AM ET
    Sony Online Entertainment

    Media companies have a pretty clear model--they create TV and movie content, and they try to monetize that content over a number of platforms, from video-on-demand, to most notably, the Internet. Now media companies are fostering creative divisions to create significant amounts of content designed entirely for distribution online.

  • Disney Creates Magic Kingdom of "Technoland" Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 9:59 AM ET

    "High School Musical's" blockbuster success shows just how dialed in Disney is to its audience. And now the Magic Kingdom hopes to plug in that magic into a new line of consumer electronics...

  • Reem Acra: Designer 'Sews' Staying Power Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 8:31 AM ET

    In a sex- saturated culture, ladylike and elegant are not often used when describing fashion design. While Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera have built empires on elegant and stately--they tend to appeal to a demographic older than twenty-something.

  • Apple's iPod, AMD: A Look At Cool Tech Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 3:58 PM ET

    For the Tech Check segment on "Closing Bell" today, a look back and a look ahead at cool technology making headlines. First up, next Monday will be a big day for chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices. The company has rented out a big chunk of George Lucas' facility on San Francisco' Presidio where AMD will unveil its long-awaited, and long delayed server chip code-named Barcelona.

  • Apple's iPhone: Readers 'Ringing' In My Ears Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 1:46 PM ET

    As you might imagine, the Apple news and iPod releases generated enormous interest this week, and then the news cycle kicked into overdrive yesterday with word of Apple's plans for a $100 rebate to all existing iPhone owners who bought the thing at full price just two short months ago.

  • Fashion Week Looks 'Skyward'  For Buyer Comfort Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 12:53 PM ET

    Baseball, football, basketball and other sports all have those expensive skyboxes in their stadiums, where the "elite" get to sit for a hefty price. But a skybox for fashion? Yup, they've got em too. The video here is my story on them from Fashion Week, that I did on last night's "On The Money."

  • Congress Looks into Mattel after Toy Recalls: WSJ Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 6:19 AM ET

    The U.S. Congress is looking into Mattel's procedures for alerting federal regulators about hazardous toys, The Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition Friday.

  • Stocks closed higher on strong economic data, but gains were limited because of uncertainty  whether the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates. "Today the data was great--the ISM, retailer sales--but tomorrow it might not be," said Stephen Porpora, managing floor broker at William O'Neil.

  • Apple Makes The Right Call On iPhone Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 4:42 PM ET
    iPhone

    News of an iPhone price-cut took just about everyone by surprise, not the least of whom were the 270,000 iPhone buyers that first weekend they went on sale, many of whom stood on line for endless hours to plunk down their $599 for device.

  • Manning, Bush: Marketing The NFL's Most Bankable Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:46 PM ET
    Peyton Manning

    On the day the NFL season kicks off, we're running two stories on marketing of Reggie Bush & Peyton Manning. The New Orleans Saints running back will appear in 12 national spots (including promotional, non-paid commercials) this year, while the Colts' Manning will be doing his thing again--you'll see a series of fun spots coming out from the likes of Sprint and MasterCard today.

  • Treasurys Slip on Economic Data, Stock Gains Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:03 PM ET

    Treasury debt prices dipped Thursday, as reports of a stronger-than-expected U.S. service sector and job market reduced expectations for a deep cut in official interest rates.

  • Fashion Week: Model Selection Could Be Better Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 12:47 PM ET
    Marchesa Fall 2007

    During a week of runway strutfests, it was a breath of fresh air to experience the layout and presentation of the Marchesa show. The line of evening gowns was displayed more like a costume exhibit than a runway show...

  • Retailers Surprise With Strong August Sales Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 11:37 AM ET

    As children prepared to head back-to-school, consumers headed back to the stores and malls, boosting sales for a wide range of U.S. retailers.

  • Wal-Mart August Sales Beat Expectations Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 10:40 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected 3.1 percent rise in August sales at its U.S. stores open at least a year as the retailer cut prices to entice more back-to-school shoppers.

  • Retail Numbers: Too Good For Rate Cut? Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 9:03 AM ET

    Looks like Costco's disappointing August store sales was an anomaly. The good news is that retailers beat expectations, almost across the board. A number of retailers noted that some school districts in Texas and Florida went back to school a week later, which gave a boost in August.

  • HMV Group Sales Rise 5.8% in First Quarter Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 7:26 AM ET

    Music and books retailer HMV Group reported a 5.8% rise in first-quarter sales on Thursday, as wet summer weather increased demand for CDs and readers devoured the final chapter in the Harry Potter series.

  • Video Roundup: Retailers Facing Mixed Fall Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 6:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Margaret Brennan reports from the Goldman Sachs retail conference in New York.

  • Apple iPod Special Event: The Live Blog Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    The Apple event is over and so is our live blogging. To read the post from the event's beginning, start at the bottom of the page. Thanks everyone, it was a blast to do. 2:20 pm ET:  Event is concluding now. A little technical glitch with her beat machine, but she got that fixed and now KT is performing. Keep watching CNBC and CNBC.com. We may have a special interview coming up.