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  • BERLIN, Jan 20- Metro AG plans to sell up to a quarter of its stake its Russian cash and carry unit in a initial public offering in the first half of the year on the London stock exchange, the German retailer said on Monday.

  • *Best Buy tumbles after holiday sales results, outlook. NEW YORK, Jan 16- U.S. stocks modestly came off their fresh highs from a day earlier in the wake of a stunning drop on Thursday in shares of retailer Best Buy.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Best Buy Co Inc reported a drop in total revenue and sales at its established U.S stores in the all-important holiday season, sending shares tumbling more than 30 percent in early trading. Best Buy's report was the latest evidence that holiday sales at many U.S. retailers came at the expense of margins.

  • Build your own PC from scratch     Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Kano Computing lets kids build their own computers using microchip "Raspberry Pi." Alex Klein, Kano Computing co-founder, discusses his business model and how he attracted backers Steve Wozniak and Yancy Strickler from Kickstarter. CNBC's Jon Fortt reports.

  • Thinking about an extended warranty? Read this Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Today's service plans are significantly better than those sold 10 or 15 years ago. Most states now require these contracts to have disclosures.

  • Costco Wholesale Corp said sales at stores open at least a year rose 2 percent, below the 3.3 percent increase analysts were looking for, according to Thomson Reuters. Costco shares were down 1.9 percent in morning trading.

  • Bargain-hunting dents U.S. retailers' November sales Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 8:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 5- Several major U.S. retailers posted disappointing sales for November after cautious shoppers pinched their pennies at the start of a shorter holiday season. Costco Wholesale Corp on Thursday said sales at stores open at least a year rose 2 percent, below the 3.3 percent increase analysts were looking for, according to Thomson Reuters.

  • Will 2014 spell the end of BYOD?     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 6:52 PM ET

    Sandra Ng, Group Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia Pacific explains why companies may move away from the "Bring Your Own Device" mobile communications strategy in 2014.

  • HP CEO: A tough global economic picture     Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 9:09 AM ET

    In an exclusive CNBC interview, Meg Whitman discusses Hewlett-Packard's plans for innovation and global strategy.

  • Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman says the PC trade has an excellent return on invested capital.

  • SHANGHAI Nov 27- In a small research lab in Palo Alto, California, flanked by Hewlett-Packard Co and Stanford University, China's largest electronics retailer is learning how to compete online.

  • *IPO seen raising more than $1 billion. *Sberbank, Goldman likely to work on deal- sources. MOSCOW/ DUESSELDORF, Nov 19- Europe's fourth-biggest retailer Metro AG is considering a stock market listing of a minority stake in its Russian unit to help fund its expansion, the company said on Tuesday, confirming an earlier Reuters story.

  • *IPO seen raising more than $1 billion. MOSCOW/ DUESSELDORF, Nov 19- Europe's fourth biggest retailer Metro AG is talking to banks about an initial public offering of its Russian unit, sources told Reuters on Tuesday, as it restructures its portfolio to cut its 6.3 billion euros in net debt.

  • 10 must-have gifts for gadget lovers Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    Gadgets are a perennial topper on holiday wish lists. Here's a look at what to buy.

  • CARACAS, Nov 12- Venezuelan bonds dropped sharply on Tuesday after President Nicolas Maduro ordered a military takeover of an electronics chain and authorities arrested dozens of people for purported price gouging.

  • CARACAS, Nov 12- Venezuelan bonds dropped sharply on Tuesday after President Nicolas Maduro ordered a military takeover of an electronics chain and authorities arrested dozens of people for purported price gouging.

  • Tablets empowering children?     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 4:46 PM ET

    While tablets may be helping kids cognitively, it can also become addictive too early in their lives, explains clinical psychologist Jeff Gardere. Tovah Klein, Barnard Center for Toddler Development, shares her opinions.

  • Nov 7- Costco Wholesale Corp and Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc were among the major U.S. retailers to report same-store sales gains for October, but many chains expressed caution heading into the holiday season.

  • Nov 7- Costco Wholesale Corp and Victoria's Secret parent L Brands Inc were among the major U.S. retailers to report same-store sales gains for October, but the outlook remained downbeat heading into the holiday season. Costco on Thursday reported a slightly bigger-than-expected 3 percent gain in sales at stores open at least a year.

  • *Delivery fleet seeks to beat Lagos traffic. BERLIN, Oct 24- The online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon, is betting that it can propel the continent's rising middle class consumers out of the street markets and straight onto its websites, missing out the department stores and shopping malls in between.

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