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  • Consumers snap wallets shut as income growth slows Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    consumer spending income growth

    U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to their highest level in more than 1-1/2 years.

  • Consumer confidence needs psychology boost: Analyst Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 10:19 AM ET
    Consumer confidence needs psychology boost: Analyst

    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.

  • Harvey Norman: Retail sector in an upward spiral Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:22 PM ET
    Harvey Norman: Retail sector in an upward spiral

    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 eyes pay-by-touch for next iPhone Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Apple is working with NXP to add secure short-range wireless technology into the next iPhone, enabling new pay-by-touch capabilities.

  • Japan tax hike still a drag on spending: JPMorgan Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:32 PM ET
    Japan tax hike still a drag on spending: JPMorgan

    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.

  • Is becoming a franchisee for you? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Aspiring business owners should consider the many advantages and disadvantages of operating a franchise before making the initial investment.

  • Big retailers hit the court Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Big retailers hit the court

    Mass retailers are getting into the game of athletic apparel, CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • Abercrombie drops large logos from its US clothes Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    A customer carries an Abercrombie & Fitch shopping bag from a store in New York.

    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: We're committed to Family Dollar Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    A shopper loads purchases into his vehicle outside a Dollar General Corp. store in Princeton, Illinois.

    Dollar General said it remained committed to acquiring rival Family Dollar and reported a 7.5 percent rise in quarterly sales.

  • Holocaust chic? Zara yanks T-shirt amid criticism Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:07 PM ET
    Striped "Sheriff" t-shirt on Zara

    A Spanish clothing store has come under blistering criticism for selling a T-shirt emblazoned with a star that evoked the Holocaust.

  • E-commerce no growth story? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    E-commerce no growth story?

    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.

  • Grocery CEO wins back job after boycott, protests Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Arthur T. Demoulas arrives for a board meeting, July 18, 2013.

    A New England supermarket chain has announced that the former CEO will buy a majority stake in the business.

  • Teen retail story Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    Teen retail story

    Eric Beder, Wunderlich Securities analyst, discusses teen retail trends and the sales results of Abercrombie & Fitch.

  • Next wave of Korea craze about to start Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    South Korean singer Psy

    As the Korean wave continues, lucrative foreign investments from France to China could spark the next rush for the country's pop culture.

  • Tracking the resilience of US luxury brands Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:38 PM ET
    Tracking the resilience of US luxury brands

    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.

  • How investors are betting on golf’s decline Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    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.

  • Amazon pushes further into original content Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Director Steven Soderbergh

    Thursday Amazon launches its third wave of original pilots: three half-hour comedies and two hour-long dramas with big names attached.

  • Is Jack Daniel's on the rocks in Russia? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    The maker of Jack Daniel's whisky warned on Wednesday that "iconic American brands" are facing increased scrutiny in Russia.

  • Bringing 'sexy' back to lingerie Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET
    Luxxie Boston’s standard slip

    Start-up Luxxie Boston wants to bring "sexy" back to your grandmother's slip.

  • William Lauder: Investing in emerging markets Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    William Lauder: Investing in emerging markets

    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.

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