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  • Where are consumers spending?  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    Discussing the retail blame game, and if consumers are in a "retail funk," with Jan Rogers Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises CEO.

  • Retail winners & losers  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports which retail names have been hit the hardest this year.

  • Power Pitch: Apply sunscreen in seconds  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    In today's "Power Pitch," Kristen McClellan pitches her device SnappyScreen, which applies sunscreen at the customers desired SPF level.

  • As retailers fret over port strike, imports surge Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Cranes for unloading shipping containers stand at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    Imports are expected to reach their highest volume in at least five years this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report.

  • Let's make a deal: Food stocks ripe for the picking Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    Food industry M&A is ramping up, and pros say there's a lot more action ahead. Who's next?

  • The snack economy  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    What's trending in America's pantry? CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the hottest categories in the snack food space.

  • Bieber's got egg on his face after vandalism Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:51 PM ET
    Singer Justin Bieber performs at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2014 in Indio, Calif.

    Justin Bieber will be charged in Los Angeles in connection with an egg-throwing incident in January that damaged a neighbor's home.

  • It's back: The Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger cometh Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    The Wendy's Single Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger.

    Wendy's attempted brand transition seeks to combine the quality of "fast casual" restaurants like Panera with the low price and speed of fast food.

  • High-end mobile shopping app raises $7.5 million Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    David Tisch

    Spring, a company co-founded by former Techstars NYC head David Tisch and his brother Alan, has raised a Series A investment of $7.5 million.

  • CEOs like me still love our BlackBerrys: AOL boss Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of AOL Inc.

    AOL boss Tim Armstrong still loves his BlackBerry, and he tells CNBC other CEOs around the Sun Valley media and tech conference apparently do, too.

  • MasterCard reveals its top tourist destinations  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    As MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index reveals that top destinations are spending more on infrastructure, Ann Cairns, the company's president of international markets, says it's worth noting that other things also determine tourist numbers.

  • 'The Duke' duels Duke over trademark rights Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    John Wayne in "True Grit"

    John Wayne's heirs are suing Duke University over its objections to use of his nickname in alcoholic beverages, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

  • UK's pubs: Hot real estate market's latest victim Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    A barmaid pulls a pint in The Harp pub on the day it was named as the Campaign for Real Ale's national pub of the year on February 16, 2011 in London, England.

    Rising real estate prices across the U.K. are pushing developers to close pubs and convert their locations to other uses. NBC News reports.

  • Media moguls converge on Sun Valley  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    Sun Valley has sown relationships that led to some of the biggest deals in media and tech. CNBC's Kayla Tausche discusses what's happening at Allen & Company's media conference.

  • Future of restaurant chains  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Discussing the state of the restaurant industry and consumer spending, with Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities senior equity analyst.

  • IWatch watch: Apple hires former Nike engineers Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    Ryan Bailey is now a mechanical design engineer and Jon Gale is a sensing system engineer at Apple, according to the MacRumors website.

  • The buzz in Sun Valley  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    Dealmakers, billionaires and media moguls are descending on Sun Valley for Allen & Company's annual media conference. CNBC's Kayla Tausche looks at who's attending and what's on the agenda.

  • Filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Costco pulled Dinesh D'Souza's book 'America' from shelves on July 1, despite its popularity, but now is reshelving it.

  • Bacon on everything: Wendy's CEO  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells talks with Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick, about the company's prolific use of bacon on their food products.

  • WEN CEO's 'cut above' plans  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells talks with Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick, about the company's plans to makeover its brand while keeping prices competitive. Also Brolick provides a hint about the future of Wendy's pretzel burger.