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  • Black Friday turns red as sales plunge: NRF Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    A Black Friday sign outside an H&M store in New York.

    The National Retail Federation estimated that retail sales over the full Thanksgiving weekend will show a decline of 11.3 percent from a year earlier.

  • There's a new way to get your Girl Scout cookie fix Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

  • Bearing arms—on Black Friday! Gun sales boom Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    An employee places gun locks on guns for sale at Cabela's in Hamburg, Pennsylvania.

    Second amendment lovers sent gun sales surging on Black Friday, with a report saying the FBI processed a record number of requests.

  • Black Friday web sales 'biggest in history': Firm Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 11:30 AM ET
    Online shopping on tablet computer

    Internet sales were up 20.6 percent on Black Friday compared to 2013, making it "the biggest shopping day in U.S. history," Custora said Saturday.

  • Consumers 'starting to feel better': Macy's CEO Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 1:16 PM ET
    Macy's flagship store in New York.

    Macy's is cautiously optimistic about the possibility of a bullish holiday shopping season, CEO Terry Lundgren said in an interview.

  • Wine and dine: US sending sales to new highs Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Wolffer Estate Gallery wine vineyard

    Look for another record year of wine sales in the U.S., thanks to the needs of consumers who have to entertain during the holidays.

  • Black Friday (literally): Best Buy site goes dark Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 | 8:02 AM ET
    Best Buy

    Best Buy's website was down on Friday morning, during one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and again in the evening.

  • This Black Friday you can buy actual bull (bleep) Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    Cards Against Humanity Black Friday game

    The makers of party game Cards Against Humanity have replaced all items on their online store with actual bull poop.

  • Data breaches now industrywide problem: Target CEO Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    Target CEO Brian Cornell appears on CNBC after ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of November 28, 2014 in New York City.

    One year after Target's massive data breach and following more cyberattacks, shoppers realize hacking is an industrywide issue, said Brian Cornell.

  • Holiday shopping by the numbers Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:19 AM ET
    Holiday shopping by the numbers

    Keep in mind the National Retail Federation estimates are based on consumer surveys, explains Dana Telsey, in discussing Black Friday sales estimates.

  • YouTube celebrities try a new gig: Selling stuff Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 1:51 PM ET
    Awesomeness TV's West Hollywood pop-up store.

    This holiday season some YouTube creators who have millions of subscribers are teaming up with retailers to sell a slew of products.

  • Consumers getting hip Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:28 AM ET
    Consumers getting hip

    Discussing which retailers are succeeding at the all-channel model, with Storch Advisors CEO Gerald Storch.

  • Winners and losers of Black Friday's deal parade Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 3:09 PM ET
    A woman looks for information at Macy's Herald Square after the store opened its doors at 8 pm Thanksgiving day on November 28, 2013 in New York City.

    Crowds flocked to Wal-Mart, Target and Toys R Us locations around the U.S. to snatch up doorbuster deals.

  • Storch: Don't believe sales down 11% Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:26 AM ET
    Storch: Don't believe sales down 11%

    The National Retail Federation estimates sales for Thursday through Sunday in-store and online fell 11 percent compared to last year. Storch Advisors CEO Gerald Storch, discusses the big shift from bricks-and-mortar retail to online retail, which he says grew double digits over the weekend.

  • This year's most popular consumer tech toys Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    An attendee poses next to Samsung's 110-inch UHD television at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    As estimated 95 million Americans will shop on Black Friday, and they want consumer electronics in their carts.

  • Black Friday weekend falls short Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    Black Friday weekend falls short

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the distribution center for Fanatics, which is the largest online retailer for sports merchandise, on what contributed to lower in-store and online sales compared to last year.

  • Black Friday sales cast doubt on US consumer Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 10:13 PM ET
     Black Friday sales cast doubt on US consumer

    Laura Fitzsimmons, VP for Futures & Options at JPMorgan Investment Bank, says U.S. retail sales on Friday weren't as strong as expected, which indicates that U.S. consumption remains weak.

  • Britons to spend most in Europe on gifts this year Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:46 AM ET
    Britons to spend most in Europe on gifts this year

    Ian Bright, Senior Economist at ING, explains why Britons will spend an average of 440 euros on Christmas gifts, 47 percent more than big spenders France and Luxembourg.

  • What you need to know in Asia Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 5:06 PM ET
    What you need to know in Asia

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou takes you through this week's key risk events.

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: Which is the better buy? Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 10:34 PM ET
    Qantas vs Virgin Australia: Which is the better buy?

    Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management, says although Qantas shares are rallying on the back of lower oil prices, Virgin has the best value among airlines.

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