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  • Black Friday in Middle America     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 9:03 AM ET

    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: No value in stocks     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 8:10 AM ET

    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.

  • Wal-Mart EVP: Our customers resilient     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 8:08 AM ET

    Steve Bratspies, Wal-Mart EVP of general merchandise, discusses the state of the American consumer and if lower pump prices have impacted customers.

  • Macy's listened to associates     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    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.

  • Retail pulse in Dayton: Steady as she goes     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 6:34 AM ET

    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.

  • 'Tis toy season     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 6:05 AM ET

    Richard Barry, chief merchandising officer, Toys "R" Us, talks about what his store is seeing so far this holiday season, including its 5am specials.

  • Wal-Mart EVP: Profit on unique mix     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 8:03 AM ET

    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.

  • Kotick: 'Good reason to be cautious'     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    Robert "Bobby" Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, talks about the economy and how business is looking at job growth and the opportunity for wealth creation.

  • Bandfuse makes 'Rock Legends'     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:48 AM ET

    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.

  • Fathead's fat profits     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    Patrick Mcinnis, CEO, Fathead, talks about which Fatheads are the most popular and how the business model works.

  • Each retail sales day huge: Pro     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    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.

  • Kotick: Next really hot game     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:18 AM ET

    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.

  • Kotick on console wars: Everybody wins     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:17 AM ET

    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.

  • Macy's CEO: Weather definitely helping     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Terry Lundgren, Chairman, President & CEO, Macy's, discusses what's working in his stores and the impact of the weather on sales.

  • Teen retailers were packed: Pro     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 6:50 AM ET

    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.

  • Retail big data: Moms driven by discounts     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    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.

  • Malls fight back     Friday, 29 Nov 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Telsey Advisory Group talks about what malls are doing to combat online shopping.

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  • "Squawk Box" is the ultimate "pre-market" morning news and talk program, where the biggest names in business and politics tell their most important stories. Anchored by Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin, the show brings Wall Street to Main Street. It's a "must see" for everyone from the professional trader to the casual investor.

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