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  • A shopper carries a Macy's shopping bag

    With Saks the latest retailer to disappoint with weaker-than-expected earnings, investors are worried about how the retail sector will fare heading into a heavy week of earnings.

  • Teens are shopping, but their back-to-school wish lists have changed. Many are mixing designer handbags and fast fashion, making it tough on traditional teen retailers.

  • Wall Street braced for a possible ricochet effect on retailer results after American Eagle Outfitters slashed its guidance and teen retailer stocks plunged.

  • Sales tax holidays will be offered in at least 17 states this year, but these events may not really benefit states or retailers.

  • Break out your jelly sandals and overall shorts: 1990s fashion has staged a comeback, prompting U.S. retailers to respond with fresh inventory of the decade's hottest looks.

  • With a new CEO at the helm, RadioShack is out to reinvent itself and reconnect with customers that have long since turned to other retailers.

  • Best Buy will offer a weekend trade-in event that allows customers to exchange old, working iPads for a $200 gift certificate, All Things D reported on Friday.

  • Like it or not, it's time for back-to-school shopping. Retailers are pulling out all the stops to win your dollars for this very competitive-and important-shopping season.

  • Jaime Penaloza, a member of an Instagram group called "Sneakaholics," poses with his shoe collection.

    Call them “sneakerheads” or “sneakaholics.” There's a growing number of designer athletic shoe junkies—who comb the Internet, camp out in the wee hours and pay hundreds of dollars for the most highly anticipated sneaker releases.

  • Whole Foods is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese after an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one person.

  • Men's Wearhouse founder George Zimmer doesn't like this way this looks. The shareholder meeting was postponed because Zimmer, who was executive chariman, has been terminated.

  • Microsoft and Best Buy announced a deal where Microsoft will launch stores-within-stores at 600 Best Buy locations.

  • The Gap's flagship store in San Francisco

    While the economic data show a recovery in place, it doesn't seem as if the message has gotten through to retailers serving lower- and middle-income consumers.

  • Small businesses are using their personality and personal touch to their advantage over the big guys with creative loyalty rewards programs, reports USA Today.

  • The sudden departure of Lululemon Athletica's CEO left analysts scratching their heads on Tuesday and prompted a wave of price target cuts and downgrades of the company's stock.

  • Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica Inc., speaks during an event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 15, 2013.

    Lululemon said its CEO will step down. The news came a few months after the company had to recall one of its yoga pants for being too sheer. The company also beat on earnings.

  • Customer reviews influencing what retailers do more than ever before. The culprit: social media and the risks that negative comments can go viral quicker than ever before.

  • Target's new bridal collection

    Attention, busy brides-to-be, you can now add wedding gown to your Target shopping carts since the discount retailer has become the the latest retailer to move into the increasingly crowded space.

  • Asia's Animal Spirit Boosts Pet Care Market

    Europe may be in the doghouse, while Wall Street is the cat who got the cream but come boost or bust, Asia's pet business is on the rise. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah investigates.

  • While 94 percent of the companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index have already reported quarterly earnings, this week remains a key week for the retail industry with 24 retailers reporting earnings—12 of which are S&P 500 components.