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  • Texas Cattle Ranchers Lose $Billions  Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    The Lone Star state is recording the driest 11 months on record. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details on an estimated $2 billion dollars in livestock losses for the year.

  • Cisco's Future  Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 3:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt has the story on how John Chambers, Cisco System CEO plans to increase sales and reassure investors. Also, discussing whether the stock is oversold, with Mark Sue, RBC Capital Markets, and Alkesh Shah, Evercore Partners.

  • 10 Toys That Failed Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 2:29 PM ET
    Whenever parents put on amateur Santa Claus hats and try to choose toys for their children, they’re often in for a difficult task with several volatile factors. Will the toy make loud, irritating noises? Is it too expensive? Does it have small parts that are destined to be lost forever under the couch?While choosing toys for a child poses many challenges, designing them presents even more. Will it be sold in an eye-catching package? Is it a tie-in with a movie that nobody wanted to see? Will it

    Companies that have dominated the toy market have sometimes rolled out products that may have seemed like a joke to potential buyers. Here are a few examples.

  • Pepsi, NFL to Renew Partnership with Multi-Year Deal Tuesday, 6 Sep 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    Pepsi cans

    PepsiCo and the NFL say they're renewing their long-term partnership with a new, multi-year deal that starts next year.

  • Cramer’s Play on the Healthy Eating Market Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 6:46 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host goes one-on-one with The Hain Celestial Group’s Irwin Simon.

  • Top Traders: 5 Market Movers to Watch Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 6:42 PM ET

    As stocks closed near session lows Thursday, the "Fast Money" traders found themselves talking about these market movers.

  • What $1 Million Buys You Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.

  • On Food Safety, a Long List but Little Money Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:32 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration is taking on an expanded mission when regulators have little hope for more funding and may even see their budgets cut, the New York Times reports.

  • Wiener War: Sara Lee, Kraft Escalate Legal Beef Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 5:48 AM ET

    The nation's two largest hot dog makers are taking their legal beefs Monday to federal court in Chicago, where a judge will determine whether Oscar Mayer or Ball Park franks broke false-advertising laws in their efforts to become top dog.

  • Healthy Eating Puts Dent in US Wallets: Study Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 1:00 PM ET

    A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier.

  • DSM Chairman and CEO Feike Sijbesma told CNBC he expects the Dutch chemicals firm to perform well in the second half of the year following strong second quarter results which saw a boost in net profit, while revenue fell just shy of the Reuters average forecast.

  • 10 Performance Enhancing Sports Products Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 1:56 PM ET
    When it comes to products designed to enhance athletic performance, the marketplace is full of options. There’s apparel that’s specially designed to enhance speed. Balls with state-of-the-art aerodynamic technology that affects their trajectory. There are even accessories that are thought to utilize the tenets of New Age philosophy to align the wearer’s , thereby making an athlete's gait as effortless as that of a winged cheetah with the wind at his back.Manufacturers claim their products can ma

    What are some of the more notable products available on the market today that are said to enhance athletic performance? Click ahead and find out.

  • McDonald's to Add Apple Slices in Every Happy Meal Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    McDonald's says it is adding apple slices to every Happy Meal, part of the chain's larger push to paint itself as a healthy place to eat.

  • Amazing Things Made of Chocolate Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 8:49 AM ET
    Ever wonder what life would be like if you lived in Willy Wonka’s world? Think chocolate rooms, clothing and even a car. We did, so we scoured the globe to find some of the most amazing things made of chocolate. What we found were some chocolate makers who let their imaginations run wild, creating some truly unique edible objects that may surprise you. And you don’t have to be a chocoholic to appreciate these finer things in life. But we didn’t stop there, because some people took their love of

    We scoured the globe to find some of the most amazing things made of chocolate. We found some truly unique edible objects that may surprise you.

  • America's Favorite Chocolate Candies Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 11:02 AM ET
    It should come as no surprise that Americans have a sweet tooth. According to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, people in the US spent more than $7 billion dollars for individual-sized chocolate candy bars, bags and boxes in just one year. But where is the bulk of that money going? Here, we take a look at those best selling individual sized chocolate candies that are satisfying American’s sugar fix. What you’ll find is that oldies are still goodies – many of the top ten ha

    Americans have a sweet tooth. Click ahead to take a look at the top ten bestselling individual-sized chocolate candies that are satisfying America’s sugar fix.

  • Unleash the Hogs! China Takes Its Pork Seriously Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:24 PM ET

    We made a joke about the need for a strategic bacon reserve in the US, but guess what? It's no joke in China. The Chinese have a four-month pork stockpile for just such a crisis—and they're about to unleash the hogs.

  • Corn, Not Sugar, Offers Sweet Returns: Analyst Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 3:58 AM ET
    Corn

    Corn and sugar prices may have rallied on Tuesday, but for investors looking to profit from an agricultural trade, one analyst is putting his money in corn, over sugar.

  • Corn Supplies Jump, Easing Shortage Worries Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:52 AM ET
    Corn

    Corn supplies are forecast to be higher than expected this fall. A larger crop would ease concerns of a grain shortage and could slow food inflation later this year.

  • BWLD: The Spicy Trade  Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    A hot trade on the Buffalo Wild Wings franchise, with Matthew DiFrisco, Lazard Capital Markets.

  • Grain Futures Sell-Off Was 'Overreaction': Analyst Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Wheat Fields

    Markets have overreacted to recent concerns on oversupply in soft commodities, and the fundamentals do not support the recent sell-off, Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, analyst at Barclays Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday.