Williams-Sonoma is offering edible gingerbread estates, and 18.5 million viewers watched the "Sound of Music" Thursday. Pop culture commentator Chuck Nice, shares his opinions on these topics.» Read More
As Blackberry maker Research In Motion gears up to release its fiscal third-quarter earnings, pressure is rising on the telecommunications company to deliver. Mike Abramsky, managing director and software and wireless research analyst at RBC Capital Markets, weighed in.
Best Buy's efforts to boost sales — particularly on Black Friday — by deep discounting took a heavy toll on gross profit margins, resulting in the retailer missing quarterly earnings estimates, Brian Nagel, senior research analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., told CNBC Tuesday.
CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on a recent investigation into the cause of a major accident in St. Louis last year that killed 2 people and injured 38 others. It led the National Transportation Safety Board to issue a recommendation today calling for a nationwide ban on the use of electronic devices while driving.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on two developing transportation stories: the NTSB recommending a ban on all electronic devices in automobiles, and Southwest Airlines placing a $19B order for 208 737 MAXjets; the largest order in Boeing's history.
CNBC's Steve Liesman explains why traders should really pay attention to today's Fed meeting, and what investors can expect from the Fed now that the economy has strengthened since the last meeting.
Best Buy may have been one of the biggest winners on Black Friday, but the shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving weekend probably didn't fix the company's core issues as it tries to shake its image as Amazon's showroom.
Consumers embrace cloud computing, a new battle over digital content, TV and the Intranet merge, and traditional publishing makes a comeback.
Brian Tunick, J.P. Morgan, discusses which retailers will be the winners and losers of the Black Friday weekend.
Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation, discusses the availability of credit among shoppers and how that will translate to the retail sector this Black Friday.
With declining categories such as GPS devices and computers, no new must-have videogame console, and little buzz beyond tablets as the next big must-have gadget, consumer electronics is poised to have a blue holiday.
Royal Philips Electronics is looking to its lighting and healthcare businesses to turn its fortunes around as profits come under pressure. The Dutch giant's CEO Frans van Houten spoke to CNBC's Christine Tan on how he plans to put the spark back into the 120-year-old company.
In the battle of electronic book readers, the winner gives the most choice to consumers, Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch told CNBC Monday. That makes Nook better than Amazon's e-reader, the Kindle, he said.
CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.
What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.
There are some familiar franchises on this list of the biggest game-to-movie stinkers, proving that even if a studio options a game with an enormous fan base, it can't assume those players will show up at the box office.
The history of financially successful videogame-to-movie conversions is a pretty short one. Here are eight examples of gaming franchises that have managed to succeed on the big screen.
With Google Wallet, the world's most popular search engine wants to manage your everyday financial transactions. All you need is a smart phone. But for now, only one device will do the trick. CNBC Contributor David Pogue reports.
Here's a look at the top 10 videogames through the end of August, based on U.S. sales (though when the year's over, expect several to be displaced).
An outlook on luxury spending, with Tue Mantoni, Bang & Olufsen CEO.
Microsoft kicked off its developers conference Tuesday with a preview of its new Windows 8 operating system. CNBC's Brian Goode has the details.