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  • Is Housing Recovery for Real?  Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports on various reports regarding the housing recovery, including a Fannie Mae survey that shows only 11 percent of Americans think home prices will fall further.

  • Auto Sales Rate: 14.96 Million Vehicles  Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    Auto data has calculated that the September sales rate was 14.96 million vehicles - the strongest third quarter for auto sales since 2007, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Sept. Sales Show Toyota Nipping at Ford's Heels Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:07 PM ET
    Toyota Dealership

    After two years being a strong number two in auto sales in the U.S., Ford is finding its lead over Toyota dwindling.

  • RIM's Defensive Strategy Working: Fortt  Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    Shares of Research In Motion are soaring after its earnings announcement. CNBC's Jon Fortt says RIMM really needs to "wow" investors with its BlackBerry 10, and that its defensive strategy is working a lot better than people expected.

  • McDonald's Bet on the McRib  Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:55 PM ET

    According to AdAge, McDonald's will delay the release of its cult classic "McRib" sandwich until December to help boost sales. CNBC's Phil LeBeau, and Howard Penney, Hedgeye Risk Management, weigh in.

  • Consumer Demand Drives Strong August Auto Sales Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 1:08 PM ET

    The auto industry delivered an encouraging sign of an improving economy with August auto sales coming in better than expected. 

  • Garbage is dirty and stinky and once it's out of sight, it's out of mind. But the truth is, garbage is a good indicator of the economy and right now, some say it's flashing a warning signal.

  • Gay Rights: Does Taking a Stand Affect Business? Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 3:37 PM ET

    When a company takes a stand on a hot-button issue like gay rights, does it affect the bottom line? Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A inadvertently hit the button to find out when President Dan Cathy publicly came out against same-sex marriage.

  • 7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    Unfortunately, many retailers don't notice poorly designed areas of their stores until it's too late. Here are seven common store spaces that retailers botch up and ways to avoid making the same mistakes.

  • Jennifer Vaccaro Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 2:58 PM ET
    Jennifer Vaccaro, Director of Institutional Sales, Investec Asset Management

    Vaccaro is director of institutional sales at Investec Asset Management, overseeing new business development in the North America institutional market. She has held senior sales positions at several other firms.

  • Ashbel Williams Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:31 PM ET
    Ashbel Williams, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Florida State Board of Administration (SBA)

    Williams, executive director and CIO of the Florida State Board of Administration, has spent much of his career in state government, but he's also worked in the hedge fund business in New York.   

  • Luring Online Shoppers Offline Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 10:45 AM ET

    As online shopping has surged, traditional retailers have lost millions in sales to so-called showrooming — when shoppers check out products in stores that they then buy from websites. Now some big retailers are taking a new approach, The New York Times reports.

  • How to Win Over Comparison Shoppers Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 2:05 PM ET

    It's rare that we purchase anything without checking out reviews, visiting Angie's List or asking friends on Facebook. How can your business reach and respond to those "hidden" buyers?

  • GM CEO Faces Shareholders on Low Profits  Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the latest details from General Motors' shareholders meeting in Detroit, highlighting the automaker's efforts to cut costs and boost European sales.

  • USG CEO Metcalf: We Want to Create Our Own Recovery  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Jim Metcalf, the CEO of Chicago-based building materials giant USG, discusses his company's latest product "UltraLight," and the relationship between his stock's success and the housing recovery.

  • Automakers Target Subprime  Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    The average new car auto loan grew as consumers are expanding the length of their loan, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Online Shopping: Sidestepping Sales Taxes  Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 8:10 AM ET

    Should online retailers collect taxes from customers? Former Rep. William Delahunt, (D-MA) and Tom Stemberg, Highland Capital Partners, discuss the impact of lost revenue on local and state governments when consumers shop online.

  • Retail Earnings Preview: JCP, SKS & More  Monday, 14 May 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

    Discussing a slew of retail earnings this week, including JCPenney and Saks on Tuesday. The FMHR traders discuss their trades ahead of the data.

  • Macy's Falls in Pre-Market  Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 9:21 AM ET

    Macy's reported Q1 profits at $0.43 per share versus a $0.40 estimate, but guidance is below Wall Street forecasts. Charles Grom, Deutsche Bank senior analyst and Liz Dunn, Macquarie Group analyst, share perspective.

  • Telsey CEO on Retail Winners & Losers  Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 12:09 PM ET

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO, offers insight on earnings from the retail industry.