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  • ZURICH, Jan 22- Swiss luxury group Richemont has bought the 40 percent of high-end watchmaker Roger Dubuis it did not already own, with analysts forecasting more small manufacturers will be snapped up by bigger rivals in an industry struggling with weaker demand. "We now own 100 percent of Roger Dubuis," Richemont spokeswoman Sophie Cagnard said on Friday,...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- Germans love the latest wave of touch-free car controls, which respond to the flick of a wrist or the swipe of a hand, as it means no messy fingerprints on their spotless dashboards. A simplistic stereotype, but it captures the split among the world's drivers over the newest in-car tech on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this...

  • Nike's a technology company: Cramer

    There isn't a single area of the world where Nike's not "blowing it away," says Cramer, discussing the company's quarterly results and conference call.

  • In China's saturated sportswear industry, the key to winning, Adidas' Greater China boss says, is knowing what customers want.

  • Dec 10- What better way to celebrate the sun setting on the Federal Reserve's zero interest rate policy, that great inflater of asset prices, than with an auction of $100,000 used handbags? That's the plan over at Christie's, which is holding its inaugural live auction of Handbags& Accessories to be held Friday in New York. One bag is estimated to fetch $100,000 to...

  • PETA campaigner outside Hong Kong's Hermes store

    Animal rights group PETA may've hit its hardest market: Hong Kong.

  • Cartier flagship store in Shanghai, China.

    The gold and diamonds of Cartier are so popular with women that the brand is finding it difficult to market watches to men.

  • Nicole Miller CEO:  Boutique business is 'great'

    Bud Konheim, Nicole Miller CEO, weighs in on the pulse of the retail sector and talks about the difference between those stores with "trade" and those with "traffic."

  • Tommy John's wedgie free guarantee: CEO

    We try to incorporate fit, fabric and function into the brand, says Tom Patterson, Tommy John founder and CEO, discussing how advance technology has allowed his company to produce lightweight, comfortable men's underwear .

  • 'Smart watches still need something special'

    The future of watches could be smart technology within a classic design, says Jordy Cobelens, CEO of TW Steel, the Dutch watchmaker known for its oversized timepieces.

  • Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Baltimore Colts, in November 1983.

    NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris now runs an athletic apparel company called Silversport, which promises to keep socks, shirts and towels odor-free.

  • A Don Quijote customer looks at goods at one of the discount chain's stores in Tokyo, Japan.

    The departure of maverick founder Takao Yasuda has unnerved investors in Japanese retailer Don Quijote, the Financial Times reports.

  • Computer-aided knitting

    This small business uses the newest knitting tech to crank out its apparel.

  • Hunter Mahan: Golf is in a great, young place

    Hunter Mahan, PGA Tour pro golfer discusses the growing list of golfers vying for the top spot. Also Mahan weighs in on the business of golf and the rise of the Under Armour brand.

  • Dylan Lauren (left) and Stacey Bendet Eisner

    Having it all: business built on passion, time for family, and control. Dylan Lauren and Stacey Bendet spill the jellybeans.

  • Nike ups its game with NBA contract

    The FMHR crew share their play on which athletic apparel company is best positioned to win the battle for sponsorships. Under Armour is the one laggard, says Pete Najarian.

  • Meet Australian fashion designer Dion Lee

    At the Singapore Fashion Week 2015, CNBC's Oriel Morrison speaks to Australian fashion designer Dion Lee about his latest collection and how he's coping with the retail challenges in Asia.

  • Dry, cracked earth runs between wilting cotton plants on an abandoned farm near Firebaugh, California.

    California's cotton crop is hurting, and that could become a problem for an industry the state dominates: high-end apparel manufacturing.

  • How buoyant is the superyacht market?

    Xavier Calloc'h, director of Yacht Investor, talks about the rise in interest in superyachts - and who is buying.

  • An Adidas Store is shown at the Galleria Mall in Houston.

    Can Adidas recover from 7 percent sales slip to become 'cool' again in the U.S.?