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  • An outfitter says good-bye to the Letterman show Monday, 18 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Actress Julia Roberts, donning a Golden Bear jacket, makes her final visit to the "Late Show with David Letterman" on May 13, 2015.

    Golden Bear, the maker of Letterman's "Late Show" staff jackets for over 15 years, will miss the king of late-night TV when he retires.

  • NEW YORK— Toys R Us is closing its iconic FAO Schwarz store, citing the high and rising costs of running the retail space on New York City's pricey Fifth Avenue. The company said Friday it will close the 45,000- square-foot store July 15 and it is looking for another location in midtown Manhattan. FAO Schwarz says it is the oldest toy store in the U.S., as it has had a...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 6- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales growth cooled in the latest quarter and announced plans to debut a new chain of smaller, more value-focused shops next year. Whole Foods executives said the new stores will be designed for influential and tech-savvy millennial shoppers. "We see it as complementary," John Mackey, Whole...

  • Is your dog a member of the family? Buy this stock Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    FreshPet holiday feast ad.

    Wall Street is bullish a maker of natural, refrigerated pet food as more Americans treat their dogs as "family members."

  • March 20- Tiffany& Co's quarterly sales fell for the first time in five years and are expected to decline further as a strong dollar not only keeps tourists away from its flagship New York jewelry store but also reduces the value of sales overseas. Sales outside the United States account for roughly half of Tiffany's total revenue, while tourists have...

  • Candy and roses! 1-800-FLOWERS blooms despite odds Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Bouquet of roses

    The flower business is blooming for 1-800-FLOWERS, which has weathered downturns and the fact that consumers use them infrequently.

  • UPDATE 1-Whole Foods sales accelerate, shares rise Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    Feb 11- Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said same-store sales have accelerated, helped by stronger consumer confidence and shoppers' positive response to the upscale grocer's price cutting and its first national advertising campaign. Shares in the largest U.S. organic and natural food supermarket were up 2.1 percent in extended trading after the news...

  • In-flight catalog SkyMall files for bankruptcy Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Skymall magazine

    Finding it hard to flourish in a smartphone-dominated world, in-flight catalog maker SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court filing.

  • Doh! You blew your gas savings on pizza and beer Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    A gas station on Jan. 20, 2015 in Dellwood, Mo.

    in 2014, gas prices went down. Exclusive data to CNBC from Cardlytics shows where Americans saved and spent, breaking down sector winners and losers.

  • Tiffany cuts full-year outlook as holiday sales dip Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    A shopper walks past a Tiffany store in White Plains, New York.

    Tiffany cut its full-year profit outlook, hurt by a stronger U.S. dollar and some weakness in the Americas and Japan.

  • CHICAGO, Jan 7- U.S. retail store sales fell 8 percent during the 2014 holiday season despite a late shopping surge, but overall holiday sales should show a 3.5 to 4 percent rise from a year ago because of stronger online buying, analytics company Retail Next said on Wednesday. Specialty stores in the United States include chains such as Best Buy Co Inc and large...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 24- U.S. consumers have not turned out in force for the final shopping days before Christmas, suggesting that traditional retailers will just meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing encroachment from online rivals led by Amazon.com Inc.. "The past weekend will not save this holiday season," said Craig Johnson,...

  • White elephants and gag gifts galore Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:03 PM ET
    Woman holiday gift

    If people will buy ugly sweaters, they'll certainly buy stupid gifts. Here's a roundup of ridiculous holiday ideas.

  • Dec 9- AutoZone Inc, the second-largest U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower gas prices and colder-than-usual weather that encouraged customers to ready their cars for a harsh winter. AutoZone's shares rose 3.3 percent in premarket trading. AutoZone said on Tuesday sales were also helped by low gas...

  • From Kickstarter to 6,000 stores in 2 years ... Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:21 PM ET
    GoldieBlox

    Debbie Sterling's story-based GoldieBlox construction sets and action figures are being sold in 6,000 stores worldwide, two years after taking Kickstarter by storm.

  • The 10 most 'dangerous' toys for kids Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Consumer watchdog advises thinking twice this holiday shopping season before buying toys. Group nominates the 10 worst toys in this annual list.

  • Best Buy profit beats, sending shares higher Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:24 AM ET
    People walk by a Best Buy store in New York City.

    Best Buy reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday, sending shares sharply higher in premarket trading.

  • OK, Home Depot you tricked us…but why? Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Shoppers walk towards a Home Depot store in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    Home Depot's earnings report coverage on Tuesday morning caused confusion among various news publications. What happened?

  • Apple looking to a hire a smartwatch evangelist Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing the Apple Watch.

    In anticipation for the 2015 smartwatch launch, Apple wants to hire a tech evangelist to function as a liaison between the company and app developers.

  • This $4,000 toothbrush took four years to develop Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    Reinast toothbrush

    The $4,000 Reinast Luxury Toothbrush took four years of research to develop.