Consumer Discretionary US: Consumer Services

  • Macy's CEO Terry Lundgren is scheduled to testify in New York State Supreme Court on Monday in a trial that pits the department store chain against rival J.C. Penney over a partnership with home diva Martha Stewart.

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    Charge a fee to use your credit card? It's legal for merchants to do that, unless barred by state law. Ten states already ban such surcharges and more may join the list. The legislatures in 11 other states are currently considering bills that would prevent these so-called "check out" fees.

  • Reeking of raw sewage, a crippled cruise ship carrying more than 4,200 people docked at a port in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday.

  • PepsiCo is rolling out a Mountain Dew for the morning, Kickstart, which has the Dew flavor plus juice, vitamins B and C and BAM! an extra jolt of caffeine.

  • Growth in China's services sector hit a four-month high in January, a private survey showed, as a better business climate increased deal-making and lifted corporate confidence to an eight-month peak.

  • This file photo shows a display of various size soft drink cups next to stacks of sugar cubes at a news conference at New York's City Hall. New research greatly strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

    Coca-Cola plans to wade into the intensifying debate over sodas and their impact on public health, using a series of new ads.

  • Is Black Friday Beginning to Jump the Shark?

    The national obsession with shopping – which gave birth to the retail bonanza best known as Black Friday – may be in the process of victimizing itself because of its own success.

  • Consumers Value Service Over Price: Pro

    Steve Rosier, voice of the customer analytics team at Verint Systems, informs CNBC of survey results indicating that consumers believe customer service is more important to their shopping experience than the price of goods.

  • Chipotle Misses on Earnings, Sees Slowing Sales Growth

    Chipotle Mexican Grill’s earnings missed expectations for the third quarter and the fast-food chain forecast slowing sales and potentially higher food costs in 2013.

  • Target Gets Jump on Holidays with Price-Matching

    Target announces programs aimed at holiday shoppers, including a pledge to match online competitors' prices.

  • Singapore Marriott Hotel

    Hotel chain Marriott gave investors the first glimpse into the peak summer travel season this week, but the stock may be getting a bit expensive, says one fund manager.

  • Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Activist investor William Ackman said Tuesday the board of troubled Procter & Gamble would likely give its chief executive “a little bit more time” to fix its problems, but he took a slap at its lack of a “culture of efficiency.”

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    Selling high-priced yoga pants has been big business for Lululemon and CEO Christine Day remains confident in the company's competitive position.

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    If you close your bank account, don’t think that’s necessarily the last you’ll hear about it. In certain cases, closed checking accounts have re-opened when triggered by external charges, such as automatic bill payments. This can present an opportunity for identity theft.

  • Dunkin Donuts

    Not only are doughnuts and ice cream delicious, for Dunkin Donuts' brand they represent a “jewel of a growth story,” the company’s CEO, Nigel Travis, told CNBC.

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    J.C. Penney is expected to unveil a new pricing model that it hopes will usher the retail giant into a new era and “a whole new business,” Chief Executive Officer Ron Johnson told CNBC Tuesday.

  • In order to make money, your pool guy's got to get your pool cleaned in 20 minutes or less. Chances are, there are a few things he didn't tell you. Like, for example, there is no doorbell on your backyard. Here are 10 things your pool guy probably didn't tell you.

  • Wet Seal

    As sales declines deepen, teen retailer Wet Seal fired its CEO Susan McGalla without naming a replacement. The company said that McGalla's departure was effective immediately, and it is starting a search for a new CEO.

  • Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of British advertising agency WPP Group.

    A slowdown in the broader Chinese economy hasn’t had an impact on the advertising market, WPP Group CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.

  • UFlavor

    uFlavor, which sells beverages in unique flavor combinations, is perfecting a web platform that allows users to customize drinks and sell them for a profit. What's your flavor?