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  • 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?

  • May 21- Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said Chief Executive Robert Lynch had resigned unexpectedly, even as the company continues to face fire over reports that it sourced flooring laminates with excessive levels of a known carcinogen. Lynch took over as Lumber Liquidators' CEO in January 2012. Lumber Liquidators named founder Thomas Sullivan as acting CEO...

  • Flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators' CEO resigns Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:38 AM ET

    May 21- Hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said Chief Executive Robert Lynch had resigned unexpectedly, sending its shares down 17 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. The company named founder Thomas Sullivan as acting CEO. Lumber Liquidators is facing U.S. government investigations after CBS's "60 Minutes" show alleged that...

  • 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.

  • May 7- Hardwood retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc said it would suspend sales of all laminate flooring sourced from China, following allegations that the products contained excessive levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde. Lumber Liquidators' shares rose as much as 7.2 percent in early trading on Thursday. "Despite the initial positive air quality...

  • UPDATE 2-Osram paves way for possible lamps spin-off Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    *Osram to separate 2 bln-euro lamps business. FRANKFURT, April 21- Germany's Osram plans to transfer its 2 billion-euro general lamps business into an independent legal structure, it said on Tuesday, paving the way for a possible spin-off or sale. Osram's new chief executive Olaf Berlien has been reviewing the company's strategy, and Chief Financial Officer...

  • China's incredible shrinking factory Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    HUIZHOU, China, April 17- Eight years ago, Pascal Lighting employed about 2,000 workers on a leafy campus in southern China. Cankun, an appliances factory in southern China featured in the documentary Manufactured Landscapes, had more than 22,000 manufacturing employees in 2005, according to its annual report. Some Hong Kong- owned factories in southern China...

  • Finding that her top toy choice, Shopkins- tiny grocery store characters made by Australia's privately-held Moose Enterprise- was sold out, Catie went directly to the Barbie row and picked out one of Mattel Inc.' s iconic dolls. Though Mattel, Hasbro and Lego control about 40 percent of the U.S. toy market, there's a growing niche for smaller companies such as Alex...

  • 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.