• Tesla charging system may have started fire Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 5:11 AM ET
    An electric charging plug for a Tesla automobile

    A fire department in California said a garage fire may have been caused by an overheated charging system in a Tesla Model S sedan.

  • UK retail sales pick up, helped by clothing Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    British retail sales rose last month recovering from a fall in October, helped by shoppers buying warm clothes.

  • How is luxury faring during Asia's holiday season?  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:23 PM ET

    Erwan Rambourg, Head of Consumer and Retail at HSBC Global Research, explains why he is looking at companies that can capture the rise of China's travel market.

  • Target hit by 'extensive' card data breach: Report Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:46 PM ET
    Shoppers purchase TVs at a Target store during the Black Friday weekend in Chicago, Nov. 28, 2013.

    Target suffered a data breach over Black Friday weekend, with potentially "extensive" theft of customers' credit card information, Dow Jones reported.

  • Web sales on a billion-dollar hot streak: comScore Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 5:22 PM ET

    Last week, for the first time ever, online sales eclipsed $1 billion for each of the five individual workdays.

  • Beyonce album sells record 1 million in six days Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 5:06 PM ET
    ''For us, Facebook has become the primary platform that we use to communicate content to fans,' a Beyonce rep says.

    Beyonce's latest album surpassed 1 million copies sold worldwide in six days and set a record for iTunes, according to Apple and Columbia Records.

  • Tax break primes Tesla for increased production Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:38 PM ET
    A Model S being produced at Tesla's assembly plant in Fremont, Calif.

    Electric carmaker Tesla Motors is positioning to increase output after getting a $34.7 million tax break from California.

  • Chew and Brew: Dogfish beer for Deadheads Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    Dogfish Head Craft Brewery lives up to its motto, “off-centered ales for off-centered people," with American Beauty.

  • Ford profit warning clears the deck for 2014 Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Bob Shanks

    Why is Ford issuing a surprise profit warning now? The answer is all about timing.

  • Power Lunch's Top 5: Activist investor battle  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    The "Power Lunch" team looks back on JC Penney's 2013, which involved perhaps the most fascinating billionaire battles of all time.

  • Mamma mia! Chipotle to expand into pizza Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    Pizzeria Locale in Denver

    The company detailed plans Wednesday for a separate pizza concept with a model emphasizing service and speed.

  • Shoppers, rejoice! A license to procrastinate Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    Holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching, but shoppers may have until Christmas Eve to place—and receive—Christmas orders.

  • Some retailers showing signs of panic: Analyst  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Barbara Kahn, University of Pennsylvania, and Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity Securiites, discuss online versus in-store shopping. The use of the mobile phone is an interesting phenomenon, it's the gateway to purchasing, says Kahn.

  • Creator of hit series 'The Walking Dead' sues AMC Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:46 AM ET
    "The Walking Dead"

    The creator behind the hit TV series "The Walking Dead" is suing the cable network AMC claiming that he was cheated out of profits.

  • Recession's over ... so who forgot to tell diners? Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Customers eat at a sandwich shop in Washington.

    "It was said the recession was officially over in 2009, but consumers aren't behaving that way," one analyst said.

  • Retail scorecard: Big box vs. online  Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Gian Fulgoni, ComScore executive chairman & co-founder, provides an update on this season's e-commerce winners and losers. The multichannel's strategy to begin the holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving Day "backfired" and sales dropped, declares Fulgoni.

  • The $10K question: How to buy an engagement ring Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    'Tis the season to get engaged, and more shoppers are spending $10,000-plus on a ring. How to get the most bling for your buck.

  • Grandparents scrimp, but splurge on grandkids Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Leslie Davis helps granddaughter Hunter Hill, 15, bake holiday cookies at Davis' home in Mesa, Ariz.

    Grandparents may cut back on their holiday party treats, but they don't want to stop indulging their grandchildren.

  • Time to blame gmail for challenging holiday sales? Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Some e-commerce marketers are having a challenging holiday season, and they blame Google for it. The New York Times reports.

  • You can bet on brick and mortars: Pro  Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 3:16 PM ET

    With e-retailers dominating the holiday shopping season, Steve Kernkraut, Berman Capital Management co-portfolio manager & partner, and John Morris, BMO Capital Markets senior retail analyst, discuss if traditional brick and mortars can make a comeback and gain market share. CNBC's Courtney provides insight.

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