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A Ford F150 pickup truck is displayed at Al Piemonte Ford on June 3, 2013 in Melrose Park, Illinois.

The great recession may have ended a few years ago, but the lingering impact can be seen in the cars and trucks that many Americans drive.

An FDA decision on Orexigen's obesity drug, Contrave, is expected Wednesday, and analysts say its late arrival on market may help.

Game on: How Nintendo hopes to level up Mon, 9 Jun '14 | 2:05 PM ET

Just seven years ago, Nintendo was the undisputed king of the video game world. How times change.

Danger: Hidden allergens lurk in many foods Mon, 9 Jun '14 | 11:48 AM ET
Isabelle Thomelin, 8, having dinner at her home in Seattle, May 15, 2014.

Many foods that U.S. consumers often buy may have undeclared allergens that accidentally get into foods because of manufacturing errors. NBC News reports.

Why older couples are skipping marriage Sun, 8 Jun '14 | 10:00 AM ET

U.S. Census Bureau data shows adults older than 50 are among the fastest growing segment of unmarried couples.

Carl Icahn (L), Bill Ackman (R)

Now that they've made-up, Bill Ackman tells CNBC he's trying to get Carl Icahn to sell Herbalife.

Lance Stewart with his wife Jamie, daughters Abbi, 5, Brooklyn, 3 and son Connor, 1, June 8, 2014 in League City, TX at their home.

Most professional men place an incredible value on paternity leave, according to two new studies. Why are some men so reluctant to take it?

Tesla's Musk summons Warren Buffett logic Mon, 9 Jun '14 | 4:40 AM ET
Elon Musk

Elon Musk, Tesla chief executive, has quoted Warren Buffett, suggesting that it is like dealing with a "manic depressive" when handling the stock markets.

Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport to open a medical clinic and pharmacy.

The new McCarran Medical Clinic and Pharmacy at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas can fill prescriptions or offer a pre-flight IV.

10 best-selling video games (so far) of 2014 Sat, 7 Jun '14 | 1:49 PM ET

With the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, there's a new mid-year sales leader in the videogame industry—and it's not Call of Duty for a change.

California Chrome falls short of Triple Crown Sun, 8 Jun '14 | 12:10 AM ET

California Chrome's bid to complete the Triple Crown ended in disappointment when he finished fourth in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

Victoria's Secret PINK Model Sara Sampaio host PINK Nation Spring Break Beach Party on March 13, 2014 in Destin, Florida.

Victoria's Secret is putting its more youthful Pink segment on the fast track, with plans to open about 30 stores this year.

The super toys of the super (self-made) rich Fri, 6 Jun '14 | 6:00 AM ET

These self-made millionaires and billionaires have expensive hobbies, but it wasn't always that way.

Hotel Carter in Times Square, New York.

A field of 25 bidders has been narrowed to a final few who want to buy a Times Square hotel infamous for winning a dubious "dirty" honor.

Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates the game-winning goal by Justin Williams as the Kings defeated the Rangers 3-2 in Game One of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

In a rare opportunity, the NHL can capitalize on a championship series between the nation's two largest media markets.

Cronuts help celebrate National Doughnut Day.

As coffee and milk costs rise for companies, they may have to push off these price hikes onto consumers in the future.

Let's set some ground rules for Casual Friday Fri, 6 Jun '14 | 11:36 AM ET

From the khakis guy to the too-casual guy, here are some stereotypes to avoid on casual Fridays this summer on Wall Street.

Analyze Yodaspeak you will Fri, 6 Jun '14 | 1:55 PM ET

"Star Wars" fans are turning phrases into Yodaspeak and Grammarly has come up with rules for speaking like the small Jedi. They call it "yodifying."

If you're among the many who want to stream Netflix's second season of "Orange is the New Black," and it starts buffering, who should you blame?

Kreutzer Stradivari

One of the world's priciest violins, a Stradivari, was hidden away in a closet for decades. Now, it's back in the spotlight and up for auction.

Chef Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay talks about the state of the consumer and rising food costs.

David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management

Widely followed hedge fund manager David Tepper told CNBC Thursday his market worries from May have eased "to a certain extent."

Bill Gross

Pimco's outflows were a rough patch, but the firm is now moving ahead, its founder and chief investment officer Bill Gross said Thursday.

Many baby wipes and fast food items contain the preservative sodium benzoate.

The same food additives Panera plans to ditch remain widespread in fast food, even as some chains simplify menus to cater to evolving taste buds.

A $100 million idea that no one knows about Thu, 5 Jun '14 | 10:31 AM ET

Like Kayak and airline tickets, SeatGeek helps customers find seats for various entertainment venues. Can they succeed if no one knows about them?

Oops! $10 million yacht sinks after launch Wed, 4 Jun '14 | 10:36 AM ET

A $10 million, 90-foot yacht was being launched in Washington state when it suddenly capsized.

California Chrome could break betting records Thu, 5 Jun '14 | 11:29 AM ET
The betting window at Belmont Park.

Past Triple Crown bids have boosted wagering on Belmont Stakes racing, and California Chrome's popularity could drive new records.

Back-to-school shopping at Staples.

Retailers are beginning to push next year's school necessities before many children have closed the book on the current semester.

Hog farmers cooked and shared their best pork dishes right outside a barn housing live pigs at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lloyd C. Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group, center, walks with Gary D. Cohn, Goldman's president and chief operating officer.

A book hitting the stores Tuesday by CNBC's Kate Kelly takes a look inside the powerful group that runs the commodities trade.