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  • Photo-finish 'e-holiday' season: Pro  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Neely Tamming, Piper Jaffray, and Howard Tubin, RBC Capital Markets, discuss retail before the holiday season comes to a close. Tamming says e-commerce has had the upper hand this season.

  • Think shopping is nuts here? Check out this country Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    Christmas shoppers fill the pavements of Oxford Street

    If the promotions seemed relentless in the U.S. this holiday season, be thankful you weren't in the United Kingdom.

  • How Duck Dynasty affects the Cracker Barrel bid Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store's top shareholder, Sardar Biglari, said he was considering a bid for the restaurant chain.

  • Holiday shoplifters: It's all about 'ME ME ME!' Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    Shoplifting incidents rise around the holidays, and experts say the culprits are often seeking an emotional boost. In this photo illustration, two women steal electronics. Editor's note: The subjects’ faces have been intentionally blurred.

    Holiday shoplifting goes up during the holidays, but not because thieves are trying to make Santa's bag bigger.

  • Why fewer champagne bottles are set to pop Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 11:11 AM ET

    Economic woes in champagne's home market of France took the fizz out of global sales for the second year in a row in 2013 between 3 and 4 percent.

  • UK's holiday frenzy beats US in spending  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Bryan Roberts, analyst at Kantar Retail, details why the holiday shopping season is more critical in the United Kingdom than in the U.S.

  • A blue Christmas for retailers?  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    Thomas Stemberg, Highland Consumer Fund partner, shares his thoughts on consumer spending this holiday shopping season.

  • Final push for retailers  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 10:14 AM ET

    It's the final shopping day before Christmas and retailers are pulling out all the stops. CNBC's Sara Eisen takes a look at whether the move to accommodate last-minute shoppers is paying off for retailers.

  • Eat, drink and be merry—but is the food safe? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:39 AM ET

    A recent outbreak of food poisoning has led to calls for tougher inspection measures even as the government begins reforming food safety rules.

  • Gap's holiday strategy to drive market share: Pro  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:17 AM ET

    Discussing whether retailers' promotional push will pay off, with Simeon Siegel, Nomura Securities, and Ed Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets.

  • Will extended hours boost retail?  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 9:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on trends in retail amid a sluggish consumer, as well as a shorter retail holiday season.

  • Tesla keeps safety rating despite probe: Report Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Two Tesla Model S cars on display at one of the company's showrooms.

    Tesla's Model S sedan has retained its five-star safety rating from the same agency probing fires involving the electric car, Bloomberg reported.

  • Retail margins getting squeezed this season: Expert  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:06 AM ET

    Gerald Storch, Storch Advisors CEO, provides an inside look at the make-or-break season for retailers. The consumer is using the Internet to shop, says Storch.

  • Some shoppers still awaiting post-Christmas deals Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    With just one day to go before Christmas, it's becoming clear that shoppers have won the annual game of chicken.

  • Bought a gift online? Good luck returning it Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Web sales are up—along with returns. Here are some of the toughest and the most lenient return policies for gifts bought online.

  • Weekend before Christmas online sales rise  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on whether consumers are flocking to retailers that are open around the clock. Total online sales for the weekend before Christmas rose 37.1 percent from last year.

  • Chart of the Day: The most requested gift cards Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Year in and year out, gift cards are one of the most requested holiday presents. Total spending on gift cards last year reached $29 billion.

  • Shopping around the clock  Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 6:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on why retailers are resorting to a new strategy of staying open for 24 hours straight just ahead of Christmas.

  • Sleigh full of deals to follow slow shopping season Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 5:42 AM ET

    Shopping in stores crawled this holiday season, leaving a pile of unsold inventory. That means bigger-than-usual after-Christmas sales.

  • Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst, says the leading shops in their sectors will be the winners over the Christmas shopping period.

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