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  • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.

  • FDA regulations threatening American cheeses Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Makers of raw milk cheeses fear the government will toughen rules in the name of food safety. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Melons and pumpkins grown into specific shapes by farmer Tony Dighera sell for as much as $100 apiece wholesale.

    Food prices are high, but for the $100 watermelons and pumpkins Tony Dighera grows organically in Fillmore, California, demand is outstripping supply.

  • Short sellers betting on back-to-school weakness Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A back-to-school window display in New York City.

    Short sellers are upping their bets on retailers closely tied to the back-to-school season—despite the companies' positive forecasts.

  • Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:28 AM ET

    Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

  • Soaring airline stocks     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Joseph DeNardi, Stifel Nicolaus analyst, checks out the high flying performers in the airline sector. My favorite stock is Delta right here, say DeNardi.

  • UAL revamps first class meals     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports United Airlines is adding meals for premium customers flying at least 800 miles on domestic flights in 2015.

  • American Air will charge for solo kids up to 14 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:58 AM ET

    American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone.

  • Phuong Nguyen, director of advertising for the U.K. at eBay, highlights that consumers start looking for Chritsmas gifts in August and that this represents a "huge opportunities" for retailers.

  • Netflix has 'good prospects' in Europe: Pro     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 AM ET

    Richard Broughton, director of broadband analysis at IHS, says Netflix's European prospects are good as it prepares to launch in new markets and records "rapid growth" in markets it's already in.

  • Is China over-taxing foreign cars?     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Philippe Houchois, autos analyst at UBS, says the high Chinese car prices are mainly due to taxation and discusses car sales in the country.

  • Chocolatier Barry Callebaut takes aim at Asia     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:45 PM ET

    Denis Convert, VP, Gourmet, Asia Pacific, Barry Callebaut, introduces the firm's attempt at breaking the Guinness World Records for the "World's Tallest Chocolate Fall". He also discusses his outlook for Asia.

  • Qunar CEO: Why mobile is the way to go     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:44 PM ET

    Zhuang Chenchao, CEO & Co-Founder of Qunar, expects the Chinese travel website to transition into a mobile company within a year, driven by rapid growth in its mobile revenue.

  • Intime Retail: Diversification is key to growth     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Chen Xiaodong, President & CEO, Intime Retail Group, describes the firm's diversification plans. He also explains why the partnership with Alibaba complements its e-commerce platform.

  • Severe staffing crunch hits Japanese firms Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    Japanese firms are finding it difficult to secure sufficient workers, hit by a labor shortage that is pushing up hiring costs and eating into profits.

  • Why you should take note of US consumer stocks     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    John Carey, EVP & Portfolio Manager at Pioneer Investments, says consumer stocks will likely benefit from improved consumer confidence and a better Christmas season ahead.

  • China to double domestic spending on tourism Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 PM ET
    A general view of the Badaling Great Wall in Beijing, China.

    China aims to double domestic spending on tourism by 2020 by offering financial and other support, as it seeks to spur economic growth.

  • Home Depot taps Craig Menear as CEO Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    Home Depot named Craig Menear as CEO and president on Thursday effective November 1, 2014.

  • Home Depot names Craig Menear new CEO     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    Home Depot names U.S. retail president Craig Menear the new CEO of the company, effective November 1st. Outgoing CEO Frank Blake will remain chairman, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Gap a relative safe haven: Trader     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    Mark Hake, president of Hake Capital Management; "Fast Money" trader Tim Seymour; and CNBC's Kate Kelly provide instant analysis to Gap's quarterly numbers.