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  • McDonald's removes worker site after fast food flap Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    McDonald's

    "We are temporarily performing some maintenance," McD's says about its employee resources website following an unauthorized critique of fast food.

  • Top retail holiday winners may surprise you Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 7:26 AM ET
    Top retail holiday winners may surprise you

    Pamela Quintiliano, SunTrust analyst, shares her thoughts on which retailers took the top spot in the holiday traffic shopping wars. Consumers were looking under the tree for electronic and high-end jewelry and luxury items this year, says Quintiliano.

  • Chart of the Day: One in 10 gifts returned? Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Americans received hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of gifts yesterday — and there's a good chance we don't want a lot of them.

  • Hukkster: Disrupting the world of retail Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 6:52 AM ET
    Hukkster: Disrupting the world of retail

    Katie Finnegan, Erica Bell, Hukkster co-founders, explain how shoppers can use their website to find the best deals on their wish list.

  • Spending on new cars may break record in December Wednesday, 25 Dec 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    Sales are expected to be up at least 4 percent year over year, with the industry anticipating all-time record spending on new vehicles.

  • FBI saw 'Wonderful Life' as Communist propaganda Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 3:02 PM ET

    The FBI initially saw the Christmas movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life' as anti-bank Communist propaganda.

  • Is there a 3-D printer under the tree? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    A woman took a closer look at the Replicator 2 at the new MakerBot 3D printer store in Boston.

    Three-D printing has been a breakout tech story this year, but the question is whether the printers will end up in people's homes.

  • Empty shelves! Are video game consoles back? Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 12:57 PM ET
    Customers receive the new Xbox One during the midnight launch event at the Microsoft retail store at Tysons Corner Center in McLean, Virginia.

    New game consoles from Sony and Microsoft are sold out in many stores, a hint that the business is turning into a two-horse race. The NYT reports.

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

    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
    UK's holiday frenzy beats US in holiday spending

    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
    A blue Christmas for retailers?

    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
    Final push for retailers

    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
    Gap's holiday strategy to drive market share: Pro

    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
    Will extended hours boost retail?

    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.

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