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  • Best Buy sees weak same-store sales for 2 quarters Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Best Buy posted quarterly results that topped Wall Street expectations, but the company handed in weak same-store sales guidance.

  • Retail a 'prisoner' of quarterly report: Ex-CEO Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    Former Bloomingdale's CEO Michael Gould said there's an underlying issue in retail: There's not enough risk-taking or newness.

  • Climate change could reduce food supply: Report Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Severe drought is a contributing factor in the declining cattle count, which has sent wholesale beef prices up.

    Climate change could cut into the growth in food production even as the world's population increases, according to a new bipartisan report.

  • The 'fundamental flaw' that's costing retailers Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    A couple shop for a new stove with help from a sales associate at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Illinois.

    Educated and engaged store associates who could meet consumers' needs rang up much higher sales than those who didn't, according to a study.

  • Microsoft launches retail store Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Microsoft launches retail store

    Microsoft is launching its new retail store in New Jersey. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports the tech giant plans to open another 13 stores by the end of June.

  • Where retail consumers are moving Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Where retail consumers are moving

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan speaks to Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly about moving a majority of its business online and explains the advantages of small format retail shops.

  • EBay breach may be second-largest in US history Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    EBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif.

    EBay is poised to go down as one of the biggest data breaches in history, based on the number of accounts compromised.

  • Be on alert! Vacation rental scams an 'epidemic' Saturday, 24 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    When it comes to vacation nightmares, renting a home or apartment from a scammer has to be near the top of the list.

  • Sears to shutter more stores as loss widens Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
    Sears' flagship store in Chicago.

    Sears posted a bigger loss as the struggling retailer failed to arrest the fall in sales despite offering heavy discounts to woo shoppers.

  • And the next 'Game of Thrones' beer is... Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 3:06 PM ET
    Ommegang beers on tap

    New York-based Brewery Ommegang said Valar Morghulis, a Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel ale, will be the next "Game of Thrones"-inspired brew.

  • McDonald's shareholders OK CEO pay amid protests Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    McDonald's employees protesting for a higher minimum wage outside the McDonald's annual shareholder's meeting in Oak Brook, IL.

    McDonald's shareholders approved an advisory measure on exec pay at the chain, where CEO Don Thompson took home compensation of $9.5 million in 2013.

  • Ulmart's model better than Amazon's: CEO Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:15 AM ET
    Ulmart's model better than Amazon's: CEO

    Dmitry Kostygin, chaiman of Ulmart, describes the group's operations as the "next generation" of internet retailing and says Amazon will probably switch to Ulmart's model in the next couple years.

  • Is Disney killing the mall? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 3:29 PM ET
    Is Disney killing the mall?

    Discussing the state of the retail market and how travel & lodging is hurting discretionary retail, with Paul Trussell, Deutsche Bank analyst, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Risk taking & fashion now an oxymoron: Gould Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 1:16 PM ET
    Risk taking & fashion now an oxymoron: Gould

    Digging into realities of current leadership and succession plans within the fashion industry right now, with former SAKS CEO Steve Sadove; former Toys 'R' Us CEO Jerry Storch; former Bloomingdale's CEO Michael Gould; and former Sears Canada CEO Mark Cohen.

  • Retail results show all that glitters isn't gold Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After a batch of new earnings reports, the overall trend remains the same: disappointing.

  • Subscribe for savings: Target takes on Amazon Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    Target Subscriptions web page

    As retailers focus more on subscription services to drive e-commerce sales, CNBC looks at prices at Target and Amazon.

  • These names are retail winners: Hedge fund manager Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 3:12 PM ET
    A woman carries a Sephora shopping bag while looking at dresses for sale at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif., May 12, 2014.

    The retail sector is in secular decline, hedge fund manager David Berman said, but there are winners to be found.

  • Restaurants on guns: We're not pulling a Chipotle Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    Many restaurant chains look to existing laws rather than internally when deciding whether customers can carry firearms in their establishments.

  • How long will market tolerate BBY's weak top line? Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    How long will market tolerate BBY's weak top line?

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Company, breaks down Best Buy's quarterly numbers and explains why the fourth quarter matters, as competition with Wal-Mart heats up.

  • Target's ideal CEO Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:16 PM ET
    Target's ideal CEO

    Target's interim CEO John Mulligan, shares the three things Target's board members are seeking in its next permanent CEO, and how the retailer plans to catch up in online retail.

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