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  • Costco sales beat expectations, helped by online Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Costco's December same-store sales beat analysts' expectations, helped in part by online sales in the United States and Canada.

  • Food companies exceed goals in cutting calories Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    An effort by food and beverage companies to remove calories from the products they sell in the U.S. has far exceeded its five-year goal.

  • Calling Target to gripe? Better get comfortable Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    A Target customer prepares to sign a credit card slip.

    Wait times spiked in Target's customer service channels following news that the accounts of 40 million customers had been breached.

  • Macy's cuts 2,500 jobs, projects strong earnings Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, New York City.

    Department store operator Macy's forecast earnings for the coming year above Wall Street's estimates and announced a new cost cutting plan. Shares up.

  • JC Penney shares plunge amid sluggish turnaround Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    J.C. Penney reaffirmed its fourth-quarter outlook, but analysts caution the retailer still isn't where it needs to be in its turnaround efforts.

  • Christmas trade: Battle of the Retailers Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 2:56 AM ET
    Christmas trade: Battle of the Retailers

    Christmas is the busiest time of year for most retailers, but which British stores had the best performance?

  • Why a 15% drop in holiday shoppers didn't matter Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Holiday shopping

    Americans may not have hit the malls in droves this holiday season, but those who did, spent, according to data from ShopperTrak.

  • Barnes & Noble names digital's Huseby as new CEO Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    Michael Huseby

    Bookseller Barnes & Noble said that Michael Huseby, the head of its digital division, has been named chief executive, effective immediately.

  • McDonald's commits to sustainable beef—eventually Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    McDonald's pledged Tuesday to start buying sustainable beef, but it's going to take a while.

  • Loehmann's to begin liquidation Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Loehmann's , a discount retailer which traces its roots back more than 90 years, will soon begin liquidating its inventory.

  • Lululemon 'best in class': Trader Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Lululemon 'best in class': Trader

    Lululemon had a tough 2013. FMHR traders Mike Murphy and Josh Brown debate the play on the stock. Brown thinks investors "cannot own this stock with a straight face."

  • Morrisons lagging behind with convenience stores: Pro Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 3:15 AM ET
    Morrisons lagging behind with convenience stores: Pro

    Nicla Di Palma, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin, says that Morrison's poor performance is down to a weak online offering and lack of convenience stores.

  • UK supermarkets: The winners and losers Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 2:30 AM ET
    UK supermarkets: The winners and losers

    Rahul Sharma, founder and managing director at Neev Capital, discusses the problems facing British supermarkets and who is taking the lead in the sector.

  • Want to snag a rich guy? Accept bitcoins Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    Zynga has begun testing use of bitcoin payments.

    As Zynga becomes the latest adopter of the digital currency, the move highlights a budding trend: businesses adopting bitcoin to woo a key consumer demographic.

  • Overstock CEO: Why we're accepting bitcoins Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    Patrick M. Byrne

    Overstock recently announced it would accept bitcoin as payment. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne explains the business — and philosophical — reasons behind the decision.

  • Uncertainty for JC Penney Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    Uncertainty for JC Penney

    Discussing whether JC Penney ruined its relationship with investors, with Jan Kniffen, Worldwide Enterprises CEO, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Sears smackdown: Fight with analyst gets nasty Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    Sears Holdings Corp. signage

    Analyst Brian Sozzi has detailed pics and stats arguing his case about why Sears is experiencing a slow death. Sears has come out swinging against him, going so far as to accuse him of working for Macy’s.

  • 10 things 'not' to buy in 2014 Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    10 things 'not' to buy in 2014

    AnnaMaria Andriotis, MarketWatch, shares her list of 10 things consumers can do without this year that will save them time and money.

  • Holiday data shows mixed picture Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 9:01 AM ET
    Holiday data shows mixed picture

    ShopperTrak released its first wide-scale read on the holiday shopping season. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports the data.

  • Japan consumer situation is healthy: Goldman Monday, 6 Jan 2014 | 6:48 PM ET
    Japan consumer situation is healthy: Goldman

    Sho Kawano, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Japan, says the impact of April's consumption tax hike will be offset by healthy consumer sentiment and job market.

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