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  • GOME needs to focus on online operations: pro

    Jackson Wong, vice president of Tanrich Securities, expects GOME to "finally" make a profit in the first half of the year but stresses the "fierce" online competition the group faces.

  • The Barnes & Noble Nook, left, and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

    Barnes & Noble reported a deeper loss as sales of its Nook device and e-books continued to plunge, and its founder pulled the plug on his plan to buy its stores.

  • 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.