CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. The bull market continues, in spite of bad winter weather and the situation in Ukraine. Auto sales were mixed, while Radio Shack & Staples announced they would be closing a number of stores. And the SAT made changes this week, going back to a total 1600 score and making the essay portion optional.» Read More
Rival drugstores Rite Aid and CVS Caremark posted a rise in sales on Thursday.
The Writers Guild of America is asking if its members to authorize a strike. Leaders of the powerful Hollywood guild asked its 13,000 members for strike authorization: saying that the movie studios and networks are basically giving them no choice, are refusing to engage in serious negotiations, and are rejecting all the proposals.
Before yesterday, I thought the best part about Dale & Thomas' Popcorn was the popcorn. Today, the best part about that business is that most people don't know that Isiah Thomas is the Thomas in the name.
Some of the best business stories are behind the emerging Cinderella. I covered Gonzaga's merchandising boom from their NCAA Tournament runs and Boise State's merchandising royalty run as they became the most prominent non-BCS football program in the land.
One block from Carnegie Hall, four blocks from Le Cirque, at the intersection of wealth and style, New York City has a new restaurant. The menu? Airline food. But Delta Air Lines says it's like no airline food you're likely to remember.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro said Wednesday sales at its bistro restaurants open at least 18 months fell 1.6% in the third quarter despite price increases, and said its earnings would miss its previous forecast.
Tesco Chief Executive Terry Leahy is "upbeat" about the outlook for the world's third largest retailer in the second half after it reported a slowdown in growth in its core British market in the first six months.
I remember when eBay bought Skype for that staggering $3.1 billion and scratching my head, wondering what the connection was. I remember talking to CEO Meg Whitman soon after the deal was announced, listening to her tell me that Skype would make as much sense and be as important to eBay as PayPal was. I remember nodding, listening.
Walgreen Tuesday said that sales rose 4.7 percent at stores open at least a year -- or same-store sales -- as it filled only 1.6 percent more prescriptions at those stores.
Toy sellers' fears of a widespread boycott of Chinese-made toys have not taken hold so far, despite the recall of more than 20 million playthings made there. Merchants are reporting an improvement in business, including strong early sales of certain key holiday items.
Pricing Rules? Radiohead, the British band, is ignoring them entirely. Now that the band has fulfilled its relationship with EMI music label and is on its own, it's letting its fans decide how much to pay for its new 10-song album. The new album called "In Rainbows" will initially be only available on the band's Web site. And fans name the price.
For those of you who are living under a rock, the Nintendo Wii is pretty much taking over the world. And frankly, I'm not sure I'm going to be writing this blog after Oct. 22, because the next night "Wii Playground" comes out. Yes, folks it's dodgeball and tetherball on the Wii.
Clothing retailer Gap said Friday an unencrypted computer containing the Social Security numbers of about 800,000 job applicants was stolen from a vendor it used to manage that data.
Friday marks the last day of the third quarter – a day when money managers are said to dress up their portfolios by buying winners and selling their losers. How do you ride these pigs with lipstick?
The founder of BET, Robert L. Johnson, just announced he's going into a new business--one that has very little to do with his media background. He's going to be buying and operating car dealerships in the southern and midwest regions of the country, partnering with the McLarty-Landers Automotive Group.
German retail sales including vehicles and gas stations fell by 0.1% on the month in August in real and seasonally adjusted terms, preliminary Bundesbank data showed on Friday.
It's a consumer electronics invasion here at the Javitz convention center in New York City. 50,000 consumers will attend what's being billed as the biggest electronic expo FOR shoppers. Unlike the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open only to the industry, everyone is welcome at DigitalLife.
Retail sales growth in the euro region slowed in September, a survey of around 1,000 retail executives showed on Thursday.
Bed Bath & Beyond posted a higher second-quarter profit on Wednesday, citing increased sales and a one-time tax benefit.
Just when you thought that all the advertising space was occupied on the field, here comes the folks from EyeBlack.com. The company will sell millions of pairs of EyeBlack--yes, the stuff that's supposedly used to cut down on glare--with college and high school logos on it this year.