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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best Buy CEO talks to CNBC     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 10:31 AM ET

    Shares of the electronic retailer are soaring after beating the Street's expectations, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan with details of her interview with the company's CEO Hubert Joly.

  • R.J. Hottovy, Morningstar analyst, provides perspective on the electronic retailer's second quarter earnings of $0.32 ex-items EPS on revenues of $9.3 billion.

  • Dell earnings beat despite falling PC sales Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | 4:27 PM ET

    Dell reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street forecasts as growth in its enterprise solutions business offset the ongoing slump in PCs.

  • Tesco pulls back in China with Vanguard deal Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 12:48 AM ET
    A customer carries Tesco-branded shopping bags as she leaves one of the company's stores.

    Tesco will slash its China exposure by taking just 20 percent of a venture with a state-run company, a deal that underlines the travails foreign retailers have had in the Chinese market.

  • Rob Enderle, Principal Analyst at Enderle Group discusses whether lower advertising revenue will continue to plague Google in the coming quarters.