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

    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
    Some retailers showing signs of panic: Analyst

    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
    Retail scorecard: Big box vs. online

    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
    You can bet on brick and mortars: Pro

    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.

  • Who hasn't started holiday shopping yet?   Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 3:11 PM ET
    Who hasn't started holiday shopping yet?

    According to the latest NRF data, 32 million shoppers have not started holiday shopping. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on procrastinating holiday consumers.

  • Former Sears exec says mall crash is possible Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Shoppers inside the Roseville Galleria mall in Roseville, California, U.S., on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.

    Overcapacity and online shopping could eventually lead to the collapse of midtier centers, Mark Cohen told CNBC.

  • High cost of cheap goods?   Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:42 PM ET
    High cost of cheap goods?

    What's behind low holiday prices? Krishna Andavolu, Vice Media associate editor, explains why undocumented and temporary workers are being treated unfairly.

  • Jerry Seinfeld delivers a dose of comedy to Acura Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:37 PM ET

    Jerry Seinfeld has teamed up with Acura on a series of Web-only commercials.

  • Shoppers, beware: Time is running out for online Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    An Amazon.com employee loads boxes onto a conveyer belt for shipping at the company's distribution center in Phoenix.

    Shoppers time really is running out for online holiday shopping. Here are the shipping deadlines you need to know.

  • Storms walloped retailers, shoppers stayed home Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 2:17 PM ET
    The Westfield North County Mall in Escondido, Calif.

    Although they had only two weekends left to shop before Christmas, people stayed home Saturday, according to a report from ShopperTrak.

  • In-store foot traffic data   Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    In-store foot traffic data

    According to ShopperTrak, in-store shopper traffic fell nearly 26 percent on Saturday, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Whole Foods CEOs: We want 1,200 stores in US Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    Whole Foods Market

    Whole Foods wants to expand to 1,200 stores throughout the U.S., nearly three times the number it currently operates worldwide.

  • A mall crash is coming: Pro   Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    A mall crash is coming: Pro

    Columbia Business School professor Mark Cohen discusses the Internet's "disruptive influence" on shopping, particularly during the holidays.

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