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  • Severe staffing crunch hits Japanese firms Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    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.

  • RadioShack may run out of cash by Oct 2015 - Moody's Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    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.

  • Africa e-commerce firm expands to new markets Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    *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.

  • Celebrate your independence with these tech gadgets Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    The iGrill, a Bluetooth enabled grilling and cooking thermometer application made by iDevices LLC for use with Apple Inc.'s iPod touch, iPhone and iPad devices.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft kicks off E3 with focus on content  Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Deep discounting eats into Costco's holiday profit Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A Costco store in Alhambra, Calif.

    Costco Wholesale's profit fell 15 percent, missing estimates, hurt by weaker gross margins in its fresh-food business and some non-foods merchandises.

  • Mr. Wonderful: RadioShack concept will hit 'zero' Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    Kevin O'Leary

    As RadioShack announced Tuesday that it would shutter 1,100 stores, "Shark Tank" investor Kevin O'Leary turned his sights on the struggling retailer.

  • HP tops Wall Street's earnings, revenue forecast Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 4:17 PM ET
    Ports on a storage and server tower are displayed during the HP Discover 2013 conference in Las Vegas.

    Hewlett-Packard reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • Target staff say they warned of security flaws Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    At least one analyst at Target pushed for an investigation into payment systems after government and industry reports.

  • Brookstone may file for bankruptcy: Report Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Brookstone store in Santa Monica, California.

    The seller of gadgets, wine accessories, and furniture is in talks with firms about investing. The WSJ reports.

  • RadioShack to close about 500 stores: Report Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.