Trends & Fads


  • 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.

  • Car buyers leasing more     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    Automakers are seeing a record high amount of auto leasing. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.

  • Asking 'The Profit' for help     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:46 PM ET

    CNBC's "The Profit" airs tonight at 10 PM EST. Marcus Lemonis shares a preview for tonight's episode. Marcus offers advice to the co-owners of an American made menswear business in New York called FELTRAIGER. Co-owners Dan Feldman and Jon Feldman join to discuss.

  • Teen shoppers hunt for deals     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:25 PM ET

    For retailers, back-to-school is an important time. CNBC's Courtney Reagan hit the mall with teens to see what they are really buying.

  • What are teenagers buying?     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    At the end of the day, it all comes down to brands, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. A walk around a mall with a few teens to see just what they're buying in retail.

  • The triumphant 30-year reign of the 'breastaurant' Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    Rose Dimov serves lunch at the Tilted Kilt, in Tempe, Arizona in this May, 2012 photo.

    The “breastaurant” industry has grown to over $2 billion in annual sales, mostly from men drawn to the female staff. Read our list of some of the most famous.

  • Time to buy big-cap stocks?     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:32 PM ET

    Can a little botox help boost your portfolio? Kim Forrest, Pitt Capital Total Return Fund, provides ways to help a sagging portfolio.

  • Are these bags real or fake?     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Andrea Day reports that luxury-goods companies spend millions of dollars every year on global investigators to fight counterfeiting. A look at how the knockoff sellers are adapting to increased pressure from law enforcement.