Trends & Fads


  • Breadth & death of promotions?     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Gap and its Banana Republic and Old Navy brands are flooding consumers' inboxes with discounts every day, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Low end retail 'cautious': Pisani     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani explains why he sees high end retail doing better than low end retail.

  • Confident in NJ internet gambling: Caesars CEO     Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    New Jersey is rolling out internet gambling today with a 5-day trial. Mitch Garber, Caesars Acquisition president & CEO, offers insight on the trial and projected growth in the U.S. He thinks the U.S. will see one state bet on online gambling one by one.

  • Borderfree's global reach     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Borderfree detects which country a consumer is searching the internet from to help retailers reach global customers. Its CEO Michael Desimone discusses shopping patterns, and how it is helping the e-commerce market.

  • Cars that missed… but should have been hits Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 1:04 PM ET
    2009 Pontiac G8 GXP

    These cars should have been hits with consumers, but were sadly overlooked. All were offered on the U.S. market, and all fell short of sales expectations.

  • The class divide: Marriage as a ‘luxury good' Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    People with a college degree are more likely to get—and stay—married than their less educated counterparts, according to new research.

  • Ten of the hottest new modern-day muscle cars Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 4:51 PM ET
    2014 SRT Viper

    Muscle cars are part of a high-speed subculture originating in the 1960s. But the era isn't over, and 2014 cars are debuting in showrooms right now.

  • Nine people who committed shocking cybercrimes Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 3:20 PM ET

    Cybercrime requires almost no overhead or experience. Some did it from store parking lots and some did it before they were old enough to buy beer.

  • Eight of the most anticipated cars of 2014 Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 1:28 PM ET

    Automakers are rolling out new models, but which are the most desirable? Kelley Blue Book gave CNBC.com a list.

  • Car low on gas? Add some french fries! Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 5:16 PM ET

    The capability exists to turn everyday resources into fuel components. Many may be sitting in your garbage can, recycling bin or city landfill.

  • Willing to double down on JCP bet: Kniffen     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    Jan Kniffen, CEO of J. Rogers Kniffen, remains optimistic about J.C. Penney.

  • Very worried about mall-based apparel: Kniffen     Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    "Retailers do think the shutdown will have an impact on their businesses," explains Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen CEO.

  • Wal-Mart to CNBC: Constantly managing inventory     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:56 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Wal-Mart has told CNBC its headline about the retailer cutting orders is "misleading." Wal-Mart's David Tovar says Wal-Mart has hundreds of categories, and is constantly changing its inventory levels.

  • Inside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Security technology can analyze specific movement in video footage that can allow security to act in ways it may not otherwise be able to do. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on how this technology is being used to fight terror in the USA.

  • Tupperware CEO: Women driving new middle class     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:15 PM ET

    Tupperware CEO Rick Goings discusses the rising number of "Tupperware parties," as well as the SEC's proposal for companies to disclose the ratio of CEO pay to that of the average worker. "We focus on showing women on how to become entrepreneurs," he says.

  • Is the trend your friend?     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu has the rundown on where all the action is as a slew of notable records are being made in several stocks and sectors.

  • Famous (and infamous) moments in game show history Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    Here are some of the most memorable moments in game show history.

  • Heavy betting: Sports gambling’s major match-ups Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    A sports industry insider predicts which events may attract betting, based on the jump in price of a ticket’s face value to its secondary-market asking price.

  • The roller-coaster indicator     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    The theme park business is mostly on the upswing. Disney is scaling back its capital spending on parks for now, while Comcast's Universal Studios is doubling down, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Auto dealers report shortages     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    What's hot and what's not in autos right now? CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the shortages of specific auto models. Automakers aim for 60 days to 70 days' supply, but the Subaru Impreza Wagon, as well as the Mercedes G Class, both have just 15 days.