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  • Retail-Palooza Preview     Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan offers a preview of the retailers reporting quarterly earnings next week; and Liz Dunn, Macquarie Capital senior analyst, and Jan Kniffen, Worldwide Enterprises CEO, provide perspective.

  • Caution Signs Ahead as Retailers Report Earnings Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    Next week is the biggest one of the earnings season for the retailers. While each will have different nuances, and wrap up the key holiday quarter, Wall Street will be focused on the sales forecast for the current quarter.

  • After a morning filled with false starts and confusion, office supply retailers Office Depot and OfficeMax on Wednesday announced a deal approved by the boards of both companies.

  • Office supply retailers Office Max and Office Depot are near a merger that could be announced this week, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Gun Dealers Report Shortages of Ammunition Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 | 10:20 AM ET
    A high capacity 30 round clip.

    Retailers say much of the demand for ammunition is from gun owners who are stockpiling in case certain weapons are banned.

  • Higher Taxes Put the Brakes on Retail Spending Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Retail sales barely rose in January as tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained spending. Separately, import and export prices rose slightly less than expected in the month.

  • Mid-Turnaround, J.C. Penney Boosts Borrowing Capacity Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Retailer J.C. Penney increased its borrowing capacity under a bank credit facility by $100 million to $1.85 billion and expanded an option to borrow more at a later date, raising concerns among analysts as it works on a turnaround.

  • Lululemon Has No Plans to Discount: CEO Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 2:12 PM ET

    Lululemon Athletica had a few missteps during the crucial holiday season but sees no reason to start discounting its athletic apparel, CEO Christine Day told CNBC.

  • Death of Gift Cards? Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    Barnes & Noble gift cards

    Retailers should be buzzing right now with holiday gift card redemptions. But, there's early evidence retailers aren't getting much of a boost from gift cards this year, according to NBG Market Analyst Brian Sozzi.

  • Retail Sales Winners & Losers Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    Macy's shoppers

    The latest batch of retail sales reports shed light on who the retail winners are right now.

  • Nervous Retailers Hope for Post-Christmas Rush Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Christmas 2012 is now history but retailers are hoping that you aren't done with your holiday shopping quite yet. NBC News reports.

  • 'Black Friday' Deals Are Back for Last-Minute Shoppers Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    Sometimes, it pays to procrastinate. Millions still need to buy holiday gifts, and retailers have slashed prices to bring in last-minute shoppers.

  • It looks like winter is arriving just in time for "Super Saturday." The chilly temperatures are expected to give retail sales a jolt as shoppers get in the Christmas spirit.

  • Cramer: ‘This’ Comeback Story Deserves Attention Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:24 PM ET

    “I want to highlight a retail comeback story,” said Cramer on Thursday’s broadcast, “one that’s definitely not getting the credit it deserves.”

  • Hot Holiday Toys for 2012 Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 2:49 PM ET
    Manufacturer: Spin Master Suggested Price: $39.97 What’s better than a radio-controlled flying helicopter? A radio-controlled flying helicopter that shoots as it flies, that’s what. Add in the ability to drive the vehicle on the ground over bumps, too — and an affordable price tag — and you have Air Hogs’ Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter.

    What will the hot holiday toys be this year? Retailers such as Toys ‘R Us, Wal-Mart, Kmart, and Kohl’s have weighed in with their choices for this year's must-have toys.

  • Rock & Roll's Most Collectible Guitars Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    Take a finely crafted object, add exceptional provenance and the passion of collectors with means and passion—the likes of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and actors Richard Gere and Steven Seagal. What do you get? Some of the world’s most expensive electric guitars.Like most collectibles, vintage guitars have lost value since the financial crisis. At an auction this weekend of guitars and equipment that belonged to late legendary guitar innovator Les Paul, the top estimate for a signed 1968 Gib

    Click ahead to see the vintage guitar with the deepest cred —and some of the highest prices paid by enthusiasts.

  • The Playful Side of Costco     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 11:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla reports on the serious business of choosing toys to sell at Costco.

  • 'Walmart of Weed' Puts Down Roots in D.C. Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

    A company dubbed the "Walmart of Weed" is putting down roots in America's capital city, sprouting further debate on marijuana.

  • Gap's Same Store Sales Surprise     Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Colored denim appears to be striking a positive cord with shoppers at the Gap, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Disney's Big Move in China     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on Disney's plans to open its first store in China this year.