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  • The Week That Was: Costco-AmEx break up  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories, including Expedia buying Orbitz, and Costco and American Express ending their partnership.

  • Birchbox delivers beauty by subscription  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox co-founder, says the company is ready to deliver Valentine's Day beauty and grooming gifts for both men and women.

  • The '50 shades' effect  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 11:50 AM ET

    50 Shades of Grey has been released this Valentine's Day weekend. Shannon Edwards, CEO of Styloko.com talks about the retail sales around both Valentine's Day and the film.

  • Retailers fret as products languish at ports Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 8:52 AM ET
    The loading and unloading of cargo freighters has been suspended at all 29 U.S. West Coast ports this weekend because of chronic slowdowns on the docks that shippers and terminal operators have blamed on the dockworkers' union, the companies said Friday.

    Stores gearing up for warmer weather are fretting that they won't have some products to sell due to a labor crisis at West Coast seaports.

  • Confident investors look to the euro zone  Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    John W. Krey, international investment analyst at S&P Investment Advisory Services, says that with retail sales improving in the euro zone, investors are showing greater confidence in the region.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- U.S. consumer spending barely rose in January as households cut back on purchases of a range of goods, suggesting the economy started the first quarter on a softer note. "There is a risk of a temporary soft patch for the economy as it is somewhat surprising the consumer has stopped spending their savings from gasoline prices," said Chris Rupkey,...

  • Santelli Exchange: Weak retail sales  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli provides perspective on disappointing retail sales.

  • WRAPUP 2-U.S. retail sales weak; jobless claims jump Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12- U.S. consumer spending barely rose in January as households cut back on purchases of a range of goods, suggesting the economy started the first quarter on a softer note. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services edged up 0.1 percent last month after a 0.3...

  • The great Valentine's Day spending divide Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    A sign reminds customers about Valentine's Day as they browse greeting cards at a Hallmark Cards Gold Crown retail store in Knoxville, Tennessee, Feb. 10, 2015.

    The country celebrates Valentine's Day differently, by type of gift and amount of spending across regions and top cities, according to data.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- U.S. consumer spending barely rose in January as households cut back on purchases of a range of goods, suggesting the economy started the first quarter on a softer note. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services edged up 0.1 percent last month after a 0.3...

  • US retail sales weak, spending gauge barely rises Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:40 AM ET
    A sales clerk stocks baseball uniforms and gear at the Big 5 Sporting Goods store in Denver.

    U.S. household spending barely rose in January, suggesting the economy started the first quarter on a softer note.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- U.S. consumer spending barely rebounded in January as households appeared to continue holding back on discretionary spending, suggesting economic growth was slow at the beginning of the first quarter. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services edged up 0.1...

  • Weekly jobless claims up 25K to 304,000  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment numbers and January's retail sales results.

  • Android sales drop for first time as iPhone shines Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 3:33 PM ET

    Sales of smartphones running Google's Android operating system fell in the fourth quarter of 2014 while Apple's iPhone sales surged.

  • CNBC update: Fake tax probe  Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports on this hour's top headlines, including news the FBI is investigating reported fake tax returns in 19 states via TurboTax.

  • Forget V-Day, we buy chocolate all year Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    Chocolate purchases are consistent all year, and don't move dramatically for Valentine's Day, according to data.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 11- Retail sales in Brazil declined at the sharpest pace on record in December, capping their weakest year since 2003, brought lower by a disappointing Christmas shopping season. Weak consumption is one of the clearest signs of the malaise hanging over Brazil's economy. Consumer goods companies from cosmetics maker Natura SA to apparel...

  • Which city spends the most for Valentine's Day? Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 9:04 AM ET
    File photo: Yianni Tsaousisis checks on red rose arrangements in his south Boston store.

    Exclusive data by Cardlytics show which Valentine's Day gifts are the most popular, least popular, top categories, and best/worst cities.

  • Really tough to play teen retail: Pro  Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen WWE, provides perspective on teen retailers as mall traffic drops.

  • Inside Warby Parker's innovative strategy  Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    Fast Company Magazine is naming Warby Parker as the most innovative company of 2015. Warby Parker co-founders Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal, discuss staying competitive online and in stores.