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With oil from a huge spill in the Gulf of Mexicobeginning to lap at the shores of coastal Louisiana Friday, crews are getting in place to assist wildlife caught in the wake of the oil-choked water.
Hotel occupancy rates continue to rise—especially at luxury destinations—as business and leisure travelers put the "wave of paranoia" behind them, Starwood Hotels President and CEO Frits Van Paasschen told CNBC Thursday.
If you want insight into the global consumer, Thursday was a big day.
Unilever , Procter & Gamble and Colgate-Palmolive all reported earnings.
Remote-control toys have been around since the 1960s. But not until the last decade has there been a push to advance the technology behind what was once the centerpiece of every child's toy chest.
As technology gets smaller, cheaper, and more easily developed, certain manufacturers have refocused their attention on updating RC toys to cater to an increasingly sophisticated youth. Here are some toys just out on the market, and some to come later this year, that apply innovative devices from the medical, military, and digital fields to gadgets any kid can enjoy.
By Cynthia Lin
Posted April 27 2010
Remote-control car or Nintendo DS? Most six-year-olds these days would reach for the latter.
In recent years, radio-controlled toys have gotten lost amid the flashy video games and hand-held electronics.
The technology of traditional “out of the box, ready to run” devices grew stale and with long charge times, bulky designs, and limited ways to play, sales suffered.
Children are wired up with cell phones, consoles, iPods, and computers as early as grade school these days, but this doesn’t mean all tradition is lost.
The economic headlines look good on first glance: consumer confidence is up and home prices logged their first year-over-year gain.
A sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday exposed Wal-Mart to billions of dollars in legal damages when it ruled a massive class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination over pay for female workers can go to trial.
Among debt collectors, Steven Katz is known as a “credit terrorist.” For years, he has run what he calls the Steven Katz School of Bill Collector Education, otherwise known as the “credit terrorist training camp.”
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney is a retail reporter for CNBC.
Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
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Retail expert Robin Lewis offered what he called a "win-win" solution for two retailers: Amazon should acquire Sears.
A new agreement requires GrubHub to ensure fees it charges restaurants for its service does not sap tips from delivery people or other workers.
Lululemon is having its first analyst day since its new CEO took over in January. Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst, provides perspective.