CHICAGO, Dec 18- Despite a disappointing Thanksgiving weekend, U.S. holiday sales may squeak by expectations if steeper and longer-running discounts lure enough shoppers. An uptick in last-minute shopping trips on the all-important weekend before Christmas is likely to benefit consumer electronics chains like Best Buy and home improvement retailers...» Read More
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.
July 31- RadioShack Corp investor BlueCrest Capital Management is pushing the struggling electronics retailer to repay lenders who are blocking its plans to shut stores, Bloomberg reported. RadioShack said in March it would close 1,100 stores after reporting a huge drop in sales during the holidays.
*Carrefour profits rise in France, Brazil, Argentina. BERLIN/ PARIS, July 31- Two of Europe's top retailers, France's Carrefour and Germany's Metro, are making progress in their quests to revive performance in their home markets, with Metro rewarding its chief executive with a contract extension.
July 29- RadioShack Corp may run out of cash as early as October 2015, giving the struggling electronics retailer little time to turn around its business, a Moody's Investors Service report said.
*Jumia adding retail sites for Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon. BERLIN, July 28- Online retailer Jumia, a would-be African Amazon set up by German venture capital firm Rocket Internet, is expanding into three new markets- Uganda, Ghana and Cameroon, the company said on Monday.
While there are plenty of gadgets to make your Independence Day fun, experts say this year it's all about staying connected while playing.
*IPO restart depends on Ukraine, rouble- sources. DUESSELDORF, June 26- Metro Cash& Carry Russia German retailer Metro could resume seeking a share listing for its Russian cash-and-carry wholesale operation in September, having delayed the process in March due to the Ukraine crisis, sources close to the matter said.
In their panic to compete, brick-and-mortar stores overlook what really matters to their customers—service, according to a Gallup poll.
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.
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.
Xbox head Phil Spencer goes one-on-one with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Costco reported third-quarter results below analysts' estimates hurt by an increase in merchandise costs and other expenses.
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.
Costco Wholesale's profit fell 15 percent, missing estimates, hurt by weaker gross margins in its fresh-food business and some non-foods merchandises.
As RadioShack announced Tuesday that it would shutter 1,100 stores, "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary turned his sights on the struggling retailer.
Hewlett-Packard reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.
At least one analyst at Target pushed for an investigation into payment systems after government and industry reports.
The seller of gadgets, wine accessories, and furniture is in talks with firms about investing. The WSJ reports.
U.S. electronics chain RadioShack is planning to close about 500 stores within months, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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.