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U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years.
Discussing the earnings of retailer Big Lots and the state of the consumer, with Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group analyst, and Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners analyst.
Gerry Harvey, Executive Chairman of Harvey Norman, expects improvements in the retail sector to lift profits this year and discusses what Australia's robust housing market means for the firm.
Apple is working with NXP to add secure short-range wireless technology into the next iPhone, enabling new pay-by-touch capabilities.
Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says July's household spending is still seeing a reactionary decline due to April's sales tax hike.
Aspiring business owners should consider the many advantages and disadvantages of operating a franchise before making the initial investment.
Mass retailers are getting into the game of athletic apparel, CNBC's Robert Frank reports.
Abercrombie is trying to revamp its image after its CEO stirred controversy by saying the company's clothes were made for cool kids, not fat people.
Dollar General said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar and reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly sales.
A Spanish clothing store has come under blistering criticism for selling a T-shirt emblazoned with a star that evoked the Holocaust.
Is e-commerce the growth story it's believed to be? Michael Stiller, Nasdaq Advisory Services tech analyst, discusses investing in pure e-commerce stocks like Amazon or eBay, versus brick and mortars adopting e-commerce strategies.
A New England supermarket chain has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.
Eric Beder, Wunderlich Securities analyst, discusses teen retail trends and the sales results of Abercrombie & Fitch.
As the Korean wave continues, lucrative foreign investments from France to China could spark the next rush for the country's pop culture.
Brian Nelson, President of Equity Research at Valuentum Securities, says brand recognition is underpinning the growth in sales for iconic U.S. luxury brands like Tiffany.
Investors have been banking on a decline in the popularity of golf, with stocks that have exposure to the sport seeing an increase in short interest.
Thursday Amazon launches its third wave of original pilots: three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas with big names attached.
The maker of Jack Daniel's whisky warned on Wednesday that "iconic American brands" are facing increased scrutiny in Russia.
Start-up Luxxie Boston wants to bring "sexy" back to your grandmother's slip.
CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to William Lauder, The Estee Lauder Companies executive chairman, about the state of high-end retail and the opportunity in China and other "fast" emerging markets.