CNBC's Mandy Drury looks back at the week's top business and financial stories including oil prices and the merger between Heinz and Kraft Foods.» Read More
Computer maker Dell is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter results after the market closes Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion about the period.
General Mills announced today that gold medal gymnast Nastia Liukin and gold medal decathlete Bryan Clay will grace its famous Wheaties boxes in a couple of weeks. It is the "Breakfast of Champions," of course, but who is eating it these days? To be honest, the only reason why I ever bought a Wheaties box is as a collector's item...
Venus Williams played her first round U.S. Open match under the lights Tuesday night, wearing a new style dress from her Steve & Barry's "Eleven" line. Last year, Williams' move to take a deal with the innovative low-cost retailer got a lot of attention.
I talked to Nike's brand president Charlie Denson about Nike's participation in the Beijing Olympics and how it's fared in sponsoring the likes of basketball player Kobe Bryant and hurdler Liu Xiang.
On Wednesday, I wrote that Usain Bolt could be the most marketable sports name ever, but I enlisted your help to try to seek out others. Here are the Top 10 submissions.
Since there is plenty of sports business going on here in Beijing, I've tried to keep the cultural posts to a minimum, but before I leave here I have to tell you one major thing: Domino's delivery here is 30 minutes or less -- guaranteed.
As the economy buckles, these old dens of shady business are reinventing themselves. Here's what you need to know.
Debunking today's biggest retail "deals."
Shares in IAC InterActive, run by media veteran Barry Diller, rose more than 9 percent Thursday after the company was divided into four publicly traded entities and IAC announced a one-for-two reverse stock split.
Gap announced Thursday that it has named Tom Wyatt, a 30-year retail veteran, as president of its struggling Old Navy chain.
Trace Urdan and Dana Telsey agree: Despite the slowdown in most back-to-school stocks, some sectors are looking bullish.
With Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor winning women's beach volleyball today, Kinesio comes out as a big winner as well. The company hasn't paid Walsh or any other Olympic athlete a dime to wear its strange looking tape -- they just donated 50,000 rolls to 58 countries competing in Beijing.
This week's Sports Illustrated is Michael Phelps' fourth appearance on the cover. For those that are interested, here are the people that have made the most appearances on the cover of the publication. For the record, I have every cover with Michael Jordan on it.
Usain Bolt is the world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters. Being the first guy to win Olympic gold in both since Carl Lewis did it in 1984 is a big deal. But the name "Bolt" is marketing gold. Know a better one? Tell me!
Michael Phelps showed up to the Bud party here in Beijing last night wearing a Lacoste shirt and a Lacoste hat. How about it, readers -- Take my poll: Should he ONLY wear his sponsors' togs??
With the housing market in the doldrums and inflation running at a pace unseen in nearly two decades, consumers are not buying new homes. Instead they are fixing up the ones they have, a trend that is beginning to show up in the financial reports of retailers, the New York Times reported.
As people debate whether Michael Phelps will be a lasting icon, one company says its data shows that Phelps' legacy is bigger than the legacy of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
Today, at a news conference announcing that Michael Phelps would be in London for the closing ceremony -- with a Visa handoff event to the 2012 games -- I had a chance to catch up with the swimming superstar.
Lowe's said Monday its second-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent, but managed to top Wall Street expectations as the home improvement chain benefited from green thumbs repairing last year's drought-stricken gardens, tight expense controls and better-than-expected sales.
J.C. Penney said on Friday quarterly profit fell 36 percent and forecast earnings for the current quarter below Wall Street expectations, hurt by cutbacks in consumer spending.