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  • Online beauty shop Birchbox to open first store Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:31 AM ET
    Birchbox retail store.

    After testing the waters of a physical store experience through a series of pop-up shops, Birchbox will open its first store on Friday.

  • TV ads gone too far     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Richard Greenfield, BTIG media and technology analyst, discusses his new advertising note called "Ad Nauseam" where he addresses online and TV ad strategies.

  • Crumbs nears lifeline from investors; Stock soars Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Marcus Lemonis plans to provide financing for the struggling cupcake chain as a prelude to an acquisition.

    Shortly after shuttering its stores, Crumbs Bake Shop is close to securing financing from a prominent investor group.

  • Lawsuit claims United delays bags for cargo profit Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    A lawsuit seeking class-action status says passenger bags sometimes get bumped to make way for paid cargo, Crain's Chicago Business reports.

  • Tech-free dining…What’s Applebee’s cooking? Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    In a dining environment where cellphones have become as ubiquitous as breadbaskets, one recent trademark filing stands out.

  • Aereo's new play     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports from Allen & Company's media conference where many are talking about Aereo's new plan to operate as a cable company.

  • Flight delayed or canceled? You could get $1,000 Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
    lights are shown cancelled due to winter weather at Louis Armstrong International Airport on January 28, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Due to icy condition most businesses and schools have been closed in the metro area.

    AirCare, a travel insurance company, insures tarmac delays of more than two hours for $1,000, plus more. NBC News reports.

  • Aereo says it can operate despite SCOTUS ruling Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    Despite the SCOTUS ruling that suspended Aereo's service, the company is trying to operate again 'in accordance' to the ruling.

  • Boomers boost luxury travel biz     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    Matthew Upchurch, Virtuoso chairman & CEO, discusses the baby boomers' big impact on the travel industry.

  • Boomers hit the road in style     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports the "baby boomer" generation are hitting the road and they're doing it in style.

  • Family Dollar profit falls by a third Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Family Dollar store

    Family Dollar's earnings fell by a third as the company resorted to discounts to clear inventory and competition intensified.

  • Retail 'funk' keeps sales depressed     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Gerald Storch, fomer Toys R' Us chairman & CEO, provides his take on Ron Johnson's strategy to turnaround JC Penney, and weighs in on the slump in the retail sector.

  • Former JCP CEO: I resigned three times     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:50 AM ET
    Ron Johsnon, CEO, JC Penney

    JC Penney's former top executive told a classroom full of students he tried to leave the company he couldn't seem to turnaround three times, report's CNBC's Joe Kernen.

  • Carwow founder on getting the best auto deals     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    James Hind, CEO and founder of Carwow, discusses how his website can help users find a new car and compare different prices between dealers.

  • Costco same-store sales beat on higher fuel prices Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:57 AM ET
    A Costco store in Richmond, Calif., March 6, 2014.

    Costco Wholesale reported a 6 percent rise in June same-store sales that beat analysts' estimates, helped by higher fuel prices.

  • Commercial aviation market soaring: Boeing Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    A Southwest Airlines Co. Boeing 737-7H4.

    Increasing demand from low-cost airlines and booming airline travel in Asia – China in particular – drove Boeing to raise its forecast for new planes.

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ boosts this ex-communist country Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:47 PM ET

    The wildly popular "Game of Thrones" TV series could also help re-establish Croatia's reputation as a location for film making.

  • What's driving Ferrari sales     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    Ferrari interim CEO Enrico Galliera says customers are both buying in cash and financing its automobiles.

  • Analyst concerns for Tesla     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 4:21 PM ET

    Discussing how Tesla crashes will impact the automaker, with Laruen Fix, The Car Coach, and Craig Irwin, Wedbush Securities.

  • Keeping up with consumer taste     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    The food industry has seen shifting consumer tastes impact some big brands. CNBC's Sara Eisen looks back at popular healthy foods of a decade ago compared to today.