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  • GE combines technologies into energy efficiency company Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    Oct 7- General Electric Co said on Wednesday it had started a company to focus on energy efficiency to help corporate and other customers lower their energy bills and better manage power distribution. The company, which will be run by Maryrose Sylvester, who has been president of GE Lighting, will begin with $1 billion in revenue, and is expected to grow to $5...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 25- Early in August, a call came into Sysco Corp from Trian Fund Management LP, warning the food distributor that the activist hedge fund was about to disclose a large stake in the company. Trian, run by veteran investor Nelson Peltz, unveiled its 7.1 stake in Sysco on Aug. 14, and asked for board representation and for the Houston- based company to improve...

  • *Nigeria imposes forex controls, bans import of 680 items. Many items on the central bank list- ranging from incense and toothpicks to plywood, glass and steel products-- are not available in Nigeria in sufficient volumes. While Nigeria grows a lot of tomatoes, transport is poor and it lacks facilities to produce the concentrate needed by factories making tomato...

  • *Egypt overturned week-old ban on cotton imports in July. SHUBRA KHEIT, Egypt, Aug 11- Standing waist deep in a cotton field, Egyptian farmer Mohamed Khalil cannot mask his anger; after the agriculture ministry banned cotton imports to help local producers, the cabinet abruptly vetoed the idea- the latest in a series of economic policy U-turns and delays under...

  • June 15- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc terminated the employment of its chief merchandising officer, making him the latest top-level executive to leave the wood floorings retailer amid allegations it sourced laminates from China that contained excessive levels of a known carcinogen. A report by CBS's "60 Minutes" in March alleged that the company's...

  • Amazon goes blue collar in bid for contractors Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    Amazon breaks into the home services sector.

    Amazon is the latest in a long list of players to offer online home-maintenance services. Will it be good enough to hammer the competition?

  • That ugly casino carpet? Here's what's under it Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Another busy carpet. The casino floor at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

    CNBC looks at those busy casino carpets and the surprising thing that is under them.

  • Flushed with ideas, toilets enter the 21st century Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:27 AM ET
    Various functions are available on the washlets that Toto Ltd. sells. The Japanese are seen as innovators in toilet technology.

    Bathroom breaks are getting a bit more luxurious as home appliance makers bring new features to the most basic of fixtures.

  • Sturdy sales return for US furniture makers Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Hardwood Artisans CEO Mark Gatterdam works in his manufacturing plant in Elwood, Va.

    Battered for years by offshore competition in Asia, U.S. furniture manufacturers are showing renewed signs of life.

  • Iconic brands that disappeared Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Some brands make such an impression that the notion of them dissolving is unthinkable. Click ahead to see iconic brands that have vanished.

  • Save Me: Renovate this, not that Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 7:45 AM ET
    Save Me: Renovate this, not that

    CNBC reporter Kelli Grant breaks down the value of home renovations, what's worth the cost and what can add more value to a home

  • Analysts favor Williams-Sonoma Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 3:16 PM ET
    Analysts favor Williams-Sonoma

    CNBC's Seema Mody takes a look at the home furnishing sector. Mody says Citi favors Williams-Sonoma and expects them to benefit from favorable housing trends, better merchandise and competitive planning.

  • Switching to gas appliances could cut energy bills Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 8:38 AM ET

    Low natural gas prices could help cut the energy bills of consumers who ditch their electric appliances in favor of those that use gas. But savings may be slim for some.

  • Kitchen 'Jewelry' Boosts Profits: Williams-Sonoma CEO Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 10:46 AM ET

    A "strong holiday lineup" of new products propelled Williams-Sonoma to better-than-expected quarterly earnings, company CEO Laura Alber told CNBC.

  • IKEA’s Not Just for College Students: Exec Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    IKEA isn’t just for college students looking to furnish their dorm rooms on the cheap, Mike Ward IKEA USA president told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” on Monday.

  • Why Cramer Remains Bullish on Bed Bath & Beyond Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 6:27 PM ET
    A shopper leaves the Bed Bath & Beyond store in Ellisville, Mo.

    It might have a broken stock, but “Mad Money” host says it’s not a broken company.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

  • Ethan Allen CEO on Earnings Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    See Cramer’s full interview with Farooq Kathwari.

  • Best Buy vs. Bed Bath & Beyond Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 6:27 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, discusses why BBBY stands apart from BBY in the wake of Brian Dunn’s resignation.

  • The "Mad Money" host compares both stocks in the "Battle of the Beds."