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Travel Picks: Unique post offices around the world

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - While post offices are usually associated with long lines and inefficient service, that doesn't necessarily mean they should be totally kept off the travel itinerary. With this in mind the members and editors of travel website VirtualTourist.com (www.virtualtourist.com) offe Full story

Microsoft Issues Low-Tech Tips For Safe Cyber Monday Shopping

Microsoft is urging consumers who plan on shopping online this holiday season to follow some very simple – but often overlooked – advice to help avoid the traps set by cybercriminals. Full story

Ann Taylor Q4 profit beats expectations

(Reuters) - Ann Taylor Stores Corp <ANN.N> posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit as its wear-to-work clothes sold well during the holiday quarter, offsetting some margin hurt from discounts by the women's clothes retailer. Full story

Retailers report solid gains in February

Retailers are reporting solid revenue gains for February, extending the strong spending momentum seen during the holiday season. Full story

Costco Wholesale profit rises

(Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp posted a 16 percent jump in quarterly profit, boosted by strong sales during the holiday season and higher gasoline prices. Full story

High winds topple National Christmas tree

America's National Christmas Tree came tumbling down on Saturday in a windstorm that battered the capital. Full story

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THQ posts loss, revenue falls

Tablet boom boosts PC market in Q4: Canalys

Coach beats as U.S. and China sales soar

The wealthy had a jolly Christmas

Mortgage applications ebbed at year end

Rose Parade gets sun after L.A. soaking

Blizzard delays $1 billion in retail spending

Holiday spending nears a record in overtime

Consumers' holiday splurge may be just that

Amazon says Kindle holding its own against tablets

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  2010 holiday season stronger for retailers

Msnbc's Contessa Brewer talks with CNBC's Darren Rovell about the last-minute gifts that are fueling toy wars this holiday season.

  Airlines accommodating last of stranded travelers

After a week of storms and cancellations, air travel is practically back to normal and running smoothly, allowing some to finish trips they started in 2010. NBC’s Mara Schiavocampo reports.

  Rebooting Video Game Stocks

Microsoft's Kinect was a solid hit this holiday season, with Evan Wilson, Pacific Crest Securities, and Tobias Levkovich, Citi chief U.S. equity strategist.

  Shopping for Retail Stock Winners

Neely Tamminga of Piper Jaffray and Hitha Prabhakar of the Style File Group tell CNBC which retailers came out on top this holiday season and which stocks are poised to outperform.

  1st Post-Xmas Retail Read

Insight on the Christmas shopping season, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan, and Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group.

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