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Some of Friday's midday movers:
Call it mistress inflation: The recession is over and she's going to want a much more expensive gift this year, says Todd Schoenberger.
Shantanu Narayen, Adobe Systems president and CEO, discusses Adobe's transition to the creative cloud model and what advantages this gives to its users.
Discussing raising Apple's price target, with Robert Cihra, Evercore Partners tech & hardware analyst. Chira says new products cycles show Apple is still really popular.
Consumers have more opportunities to pay for holiday purchases over time. But no-interest offers may not be such a bargain.
Dick Sullivan, PGA Tour Superstore CEO, and Arthur Blank, Home Depot co-founder, discuss the retailer's growth prospects. If you have an interest in golf or tennis you'll want to be in one of our stores, says Blank.
Experts have begun to see the return of the aspirational shopper, but she doesn't spend as freely as she did before the recession.
Companies are making headlines before the bell:
Mindy Grossman, HSN Inc. CEO, shares her views on the retail outlook this holiday season, and discusses her company's big bet on mobile. "It is a race for share of wallet," Grossman says.
Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation president & CEO, and Steve Sadove, former Saks chairman & CEO, discuss how the budget deal will likely impact retailers and consumers. Also a look at the holiday shopping season. Retailers have a lot of inventory out there, says Sadove.
Steve Sadove,Saks former chairman & CEO, provides an inside look at this holiday shopping season. People are clearly moving to the internet, says Sadove.
Companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:
Dissecting current market conditions, with Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, who says investors should be neutral on the market, and Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab, who says the "market isn't cheap, but it's not necessarily expensive."
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports the Health and Human Services department is considering extending Obamacare enrollment deadlines.
Huy Fong Foods, producer of Sriracha sauce, will not ship any more of the product as a state regulator enforced tighter guidelines, the Los Angeles Times said.
As Instagram rolls out direct messaging, CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses the shift in how consumers are communicating with photos. This about targeting who you want to talk to at any given moment, says Fortt.
Does Ann Taylor or Chico's make a better stock bet? Neely Tamminga, Piper Jaffray, and Jan Kniffen of Worldwide Enterprises, take their positions.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan JC Penney CEO Mike Ullman has been "undoing" what former CEO Ron Johnson did.
Discussing why JC Penney is reducing its Joe Fresh assortment, and which brands former CEO Ron Johnson brought to the company that worked, with Sapna Maheshwari of BuzzFeed, and Jan Kniffen of Worldwide Enterprises.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight into a few transportation stories, including IATA forecasting airlines will make $19.7 billion in 2014, and the FCC hearing on cell phone usage on planes.