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  • Quality service, not low prices, creates loyalty Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    In their panic to compete, brick-and-mortar stores overlook what really matters to their customers—service, according to a Gallup poll.

  • I am Jim Cramer & I am an Intel-aholic     Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    Intel raised its revenue guidance for Q2 and the full year, citing stronger than expected PC demand. CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer share their view of the PC market. "Michael Dell is the real winner here," Cramer says.

  • Cramer on Intel: Look out Samsung     Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" discuss the trade on Intel after the company announced it raised its revenue guidance for Q2 and the full year. "We have a leader of old tech," Cramer explains.

  • June 10- U.S. electronics retailer RadioShack Corp reported its ninth straight quarterly loss and is burning through cash as its struggles to sustain its turnaround efforts, which so far has failed to bear fruit.

  • June 10- U.S. electronics retailer RadioShack Corp reported a much bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss as its turnaround efforts failed to bear fruit, raising doubts about the company's long-term prospects. Shares of RadioShack, which reported its ninth straight quarterly loss, fell as much as 14 percent in early trading.

  • June 10- U.S. electronics retailer RadioShack Corp reported a much bigger-than-expected quarterly loss, hurt by higher promotions in its smart phones and tablets business and weak sales of consumer electronics. Shares of RadioShack, which reported its ninth straight quarterly loss, plunged about 22 percent in premarket trading.

  • June 10- U.S. electronics retailer RadioShack Corp reported a bigger quarterly loss, hurt by higher promotions in its smart phones and tablets business and weak sales of consumer electronics. The company's net loss widened to $98.3 million, or 97 cents per share, in the first quarter ended May 3 from $28.0 million, or 28 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Xbox head Phil Spencer goes one-on-one with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

  • Costco results miss estimates as costs rise Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Costco reported third-quarter results below analysts' estimates hurt by an increase in merchandise costs and other expenses.

  • LONDON, May 15- Britain's Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail have agreed a 3.8 billion pounds all-share merger, creating a powerful pan-European mobile phone and electricals group with about 2,900 stores.

  • DUESSELDORF, Germany, May 12- Europe's top electronics retailer Media-Saturn is hoping express home delivery services will help offset pressure on margins and boost online revenues as it tries to make up for a delayed e-commerce launch caused by in-fighting among its owners.

  • BERLIN/ DUESSELDORF, May 8- German retailer Metro AG cut its outlook on Thursday for its consumer electronics division after a disappointing first three months of the year as the unit struggled with competition from online rivals and a leadership crisis.

  • German retailer Metro to step up expansion in India Monday, 5 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    *Uncertainty over India stance on foreign retailers. DUESSELDORF, May 5- German retailer Metro AG wants to step up expansion in India and is planning to have 50 wholesale stores in the country by 2020, up from 16 now, as part of a broader strategy for growth in emerging markets.

  • HP's Meg Whitman: My big blunder at eBay Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard

    Missing out on the huge Internet market of Japan marked one of Meg Whitman's biggest blunders, the No. 18 name on CNBC's First 25 list said.

  • *Rejects shareholder Vintage Capital's $2.3 bln offer. April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, rejected a $2.3 billion takeover offer from a major shareholder and instead bought a web-based retail credit financing firm for about $700 million to provide customers with easier payment terms.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, rejected a $2.3 billion takeover offer from a major shareholder and instead acquired a retail credit financing firm for about $700 million.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, said it bought Progressive Finance Holdings LLC from private equity firm Summit Partners for about $700 million in cash. Aaron's said it expects the deal to add to its cash earnings per share from 2014.. The company services more than 5,500 retailers in the United States.

  • April 15- Aaron's Inc, a rent-to-own furniture and electronics retailer, said it will buy Progressive Finance Holdings Llc from private equity firm Summit Partners for about $700 million in cash. Aaron's said it expects the deal to add to its cash earnings per share from 2014.. The company services more than 5,500 retailers in the United States.

  • *Strategy informed by early career at Daimler, Permira. *Booming e-commerce shaking up retail. FRANKFURT, March 25- Technology entrepreneur, merger manager and turnaround expert, Olaf Koch believes he has enough experience of big challenges to steer Europe's fourth-biggest retailer Metro through its next one: e-commerce.

  • *Ukraine crisis hits Russian markets, Lenta listing. FRANKFURT, March 18- German retailer Metro AG has put on ice a plan for a stock market listing of a stake in its Russian wholesale business because of market turmoil over the crisis in Ukraine.