CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks back at the week's top business and financial stories. A shortened trading week, this week, as Easter is on Sunday. The week ended positive after Janet Yellen reassured investors. Low rates could be around another two years, she said.» Read More
High-end consumers are still shopping, but they are doing so with caution according to some executives from the high-end retail and recreational busines sector.
Good news for American Apparel: the company was able to reach an agreement on a new mended credit agreement with its lead bank. It is a positive in this tight lending environment to see a company lock in a credit line or letter of credit.
On Monday, I wrote about how the shoe money has dried up for this year's crop of NBA Draft picks. So much so, I'm hearing, that we might not see a single player ink a deal worth more than $2 million annually.
The markets have worked themselves into a frenzy of navel contemplation about today's Fed meeting, and the "consensus" seems to be investors are collectively worried about Ben Bernanke & Co. sounding too hawkish.
Just look at Cabela's,spacer whose stock is hovering around an all-time low, down almost 50 percent from a year ago. Years ago, we applauded these guys for being absolutely awesome in the niche of hunting, fishing and outdoors.
Newspapers are breaking records -- and it's not a good thing. A double-digit drop in newspaper ad revenue, the third consecutive year of declines, and record margin contraction makes this the industry's worst year ever. The newspaper industry's ad revenue is down 12 percent this year, on top of last year's already dismal 8 percent drop.
Walgreen posted a 2 percent increase in quarterly profit as sales were muted by a weak U.S. economy and slowing growth in prescription drug sales.
It's the Monday before the NBA Draft and not one top draft pick has signed with a shoe company. It’s partly due to the fact that there’s just not one standout slam-dunk, marketable player in Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley or O.J. Mayo. But it’s also due to several other factors that can’t be ignored...
LiveNation, the world's largest concert promoter is facing a serious shakeup. The company is "negotiating the exit" of Michael Cohl, the company's chairman, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Everyone complains about stadium prices, but I'd argue that there's one price that has to be high: Beer. For the safety of everyone involved, it's good that a beer cost a bundle--especially at a ballgame.
I consider Roger Staubach to be the most successful athlete-businessman of all-time. Why? Because he built a huge business in an area outside of the traditional sports-related businesses.
Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores may set up a back-office center in India's technology hub of Bangalore to cater to its multiple functions across the world, the Economic Times said on Friday, citing unidentified sources.
Blowout retail sales numbers for the UK in May are only further confusing the fixed-income markets. Surging sales in food and clothing challenge the bank of England's forecast that consumer spending is set to slow sharply this year, bringing inflation back toward the target rate of 2 percent.
As Dov Charney’s personal team winds up its appeal of the latest sexual harassment case against him, there has been a fairly-major reshuffling of the management team that has left Chief Financial Officer Ken Cieply on a job hunt. Back in May, Chief Financial Officer Ken Cieply resigned from American Apparel.
Hennes & Mauritz posted second-quarter pretax profit that beat forecasts and sent its shares higher, as a sunny May helped boost sales and a weak dollar lowered purchasing costs.
UK retailers J. Sainsbury and Woolworths reported sales that disappointed slightly, sparking comments that British consumers may be orienting towards discount retailers, analysts said on Wednesday.
Electronic retailer Best Buy handily beat profit expectations for its fiscal first quarter, as the company gained U.S. market share in key categories like televisions, computers and video games and store openings boosted revenue.
Whitbread, Britain's biggest hotel and restaurants operator, said Tuesday that like-for-like sales across its businesses rose 7.1 percent in the 13 weeks to June 17.
Nike Golf spokesperson Beth Gast has told me that Tiger Woods will be wearing the same shirt design as he did yesterday for the 18-hole playoff today against Rocco Mediate. The shirt, which will get another four hours of product placement, is a TW Dri-FIT Drop Needle shirt, whose exact color is "Carmine," that sells for $70.