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CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on the Black Friday retail action and what electronics are at the top of consumers shopping lists. Reagan says IBM reports online retail sales are were up 11.5 percent on Thanksgiving Day.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on protests over low wages at stores around the country. Only 3 of the 75 or so protesters outside a Chicago store are actually employees, he reports. Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon says he is going to all he can to assist employee advancement.
Claudio Del Vecchio, Retail Brand Alliance (Brooks Brothers) CEO, discusses why they do not discount on Black Friday and explains and the actual difference in quality of high-end luxury materials compared to low-end.
Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard CEO discusses gaming ratings and parental responsibility when it comes to monitoring "inappropriate" games.
Marc Faber, Marc Faber Limited managing director, and The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report publisher, discusses the market's record run and his plans to short stocks. Faber says we are now in a gigantic speculative bubble.
Steve Bratspies, Wal-Mart EVP of general merchandise, discusses the state of the American consumer and if lower pump prices have impacted customers.
Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Macy's, discusses how he made the decision to open on Thanksgiving and the percentage of full-time employees who decided to work on the holiday.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from a mall in Dayton, Ohio, that traffic has been steady and that shoppers did take advantage of stores being open Thursday.
Richard Barry, chief merchandising officer, Toys "R" Us, talks about what his store is seeing so far this holiday season, including its 5am specials.
Steve Bratspies, Wal-Mart EVP of general merchandise, discusses if the retailer is, so far, hitting sales expectations and what products are the best sellers. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Wal-Mart averaged 41,000 transactions per minute last night minute.
Robert "Bobby" Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, talks about the economy and how business is looking at job growth and the opportunity for wealth creation.
Peter Hunt, Realta Entertainment chairman, talks about Bandfuse, a new game that teaches players how to actually play real instruments while playing a game. With CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Patrick Mcinnis, CEO, Fathead, talks about which Fatheads are the most popular and how the business model works.
Gerald Storch, Storch Advisors CEO, former Toys R Us Chairman & CEO, talks about what he saw in early holiday shopping and which products are hottest.
Robert "Bobby" Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, talks about a new game he says will be extraordinarily popular and that the tablet version is more popular.
Robert "Bobby" Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, talks about the console wars between Sony and Microsoft, and that both consoles are going to be winners this holiday season. He also talks about improvements in gaming technology.
Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Macy's, discusses what's working in his stores and the impact of the weather on sales.
Pamela Quintiliano, director, specialty retail & apparel, SunTrust, says anecdotal evidence showed teen retailers were packed yesterday and discusses which stores were most successful in their promotions.
Scott Miller, CEO, Vision Critical, discusses how companies are beginning to leverage data from their consumers and what they're doing to get ahead of the curve.
Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Telsey Advisory Group talks about what malls are doing to combat online shopping.
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