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  • How the Target hackers did it Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Hackers that stole credit and debit card information from Target likely used tools that have been in the computer underground for a long time.

  • Widespread retail attacks still underway: Report Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    There are at least six ongoing attacks at US merchants whose systems are infected with the same type of software used to steal data from Target.

  • AB InBev in talks over $4.5B Oriental Brewery deal Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Bottles of Oriental Brewery Co. beer are displayed for sale in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

    AB InBev is in advanced discussions to buy South Korea's Oriental Brewery from private equity owners KKR& Co LP and Affinity Equity Partners.

  • No coal here! Retail's few holiday winners Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at Macy's in New York.

    It's hard to drown out all the negative noise coming from the retail sector this year, but not everyone had a bad holiday.

  • US warns merchants on Target hackers' methods Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    The government sent a 16-page technical bulletin to retailers and other merchants that describes the techniques used to attack Target late last year.

  • Can brick & mortars compete with e-commerce? Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    Can brick & mortars compete with e-commerce?

    Mary Epner, Mary Epner Retail Analysis principal, and CNBC's Kelly Grant discuss the state of the retail business and if malls are dead.

  • Wine's big threat (hint: it could be you) Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    This year will bring good news to the wine industry despite aging boomers presenting a question mark for future demand, according to a new report.

  • JCPenney closing 33 stores, slashing 2,000 jobs Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    Struggling department store J.C. Penney on Wednesday announced that it will close 33 underperforming stores and slash 2,000 jobs.

  • Best Buy plunges 30% on weak holiday report Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    Best Buy said revenue and sales at its established U.S stores fell in the holiday season due to intense discounting by rivals.

  • Chuck E. Cheese's billion-dollar pizza Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    Chuck E. Cheese mascots

    Apollo Global Management LLC said it would buy CEC Entertainment, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million.

  • Citi to replace debit cards in Target data breach Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:57 PM ET

    Citibank plans to reissue all customer debit cards involved in the data breach at Target, making it the second major bank to do so. The NYT reports.

  • 5 major problems retailers must fix in 2014 Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 4:58 PM ET
    The National Retail Federation's 103rd Annual Convention and Expo at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York on Tuesday.

    Experts at this year's retail federation convention had plenty of ideas for what's ailing the sector—and possible solutions.

  • Chart of the Day: America's love for wine Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    For more than two decades, people have been slinging back wine at an ever increasing level, according to Wine Institute data.

  • Investors bet against UK retailers Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    Retail stocks in the U.K. have seen a spike in short-selling since the start of the year, according to financial research firm Markit.

  • Surprise! British retail sales surge in December Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 5:16 AM ET
    Christmas shoppers fill the pavements of Oxford Street

    British retail sales came in way above expectations in December, official data showed, posting the largest annual rise since 2004.

  • Amazon margins not sustainable: Pro Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Amazon margins not sustainable: Pro

    Thomas Stemberg, Highland Consumer Fund managing general partner, discusses the concerns surrounding the retail sector and provides his outlook for Best Buy and Amazon.

  • Retailers should look to Amazon: Pro Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 4:21 PM ET
    Retailers should look to Amazon: Pro

    Bill Tancer, Experian Marketing Services, says retailers that will win in 2014 have to understand the consumer. CNBC's Jon Fortt and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera weigh in.

  • Best Buy CEO to CNBC: Promotional climate 'extreme' Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Best Buy CEO to CNBC: Promotional climate 'extreme'

    Best Buy reported a disappointing holiday season with U.S. comps down 0.9 percent. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.

  • Gov't releases confidential retail report Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    Gov't releases confidential retail report

    The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service have distributed a confidential report to retailers that describes the techniques used by hackers. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports.

  • Is Best Buy broken? Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    Is Best Buy broken?

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Best Buy's stock is getting pounded after holiday sales dropped nearly 1 percent. The FMHR traders weigh in on the scuffling retailer.

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