Business Competition


  • "What we want America to be is the launching pad where everyone in the world would want to come to launch their 'moon shot', their Zynga, their Facebook, because we have the best infrastructure, education, immigration policies, rules and government-funded research," says Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist, continuing his discussion on the formula needed to rebuild the American dream.

  • Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist, discusses the era-defining challenges facing America, and explains why he calls himself a "frustrated optimist".

  • Hewlett-Packard's CEO Whitman on Turnaround     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard president & CEO, discusses her company's restructuring plans which include massive layoffs; its Q2 earnings and guidance; and her plans to turnaround the company amid growing competition.

  • Hewlett-Packard's Path to Profits     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 7:17 AM ET

    Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird senior analyst, discusses Hewlett-Packard's restructuring plans, which includes cutting 27,000 employees and weighs in on the keys to improved earnings and growth.

  • Hewlett- Packard's Payroll Purge     Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    "Hewlett-Packard is on the wrong side of Apple," says Ben Reitzes, Barclays Capital analyst, discussing the company's plans to cut 8% of its workforce, improve its earning quality and keep competitive with Apple.

  • Tracking Dell's Big Decline     Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    "One interesting thing on the call last night was Dell's prospects dimmed in PCs as the iPad supply increased in the month of April," says Matthew Hoffman, Cowen senior analyst, discussing Dell's disappointing earnings and growing competition in the computer industry.

  • SAP Makes Mobile Moves     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    Bill McDermott, SAP AG co-CEO, discusses his company's new cloud platform and focus on mobile working tools.

  • Yahoo's CEO Exits After Resume Scandal     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 11:05 AM ET

    Is a change in leadership exactly what Yahoo needs to stage a comeback? Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management and William George, Harvard Business School professor, weigh in on corporate blunders and the impact on their companies, with CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.

  • GrubHub CEO on Growth Strategy     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 8:46 AM ET

    Matt Maloney, GrubHub co-founder and CEO, discusses his company's innovative app which allows hungry consumers to connect with delivery and takeout restaurants online.

  • Smart-Growth Sectors and the New Economy Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 12:05 PM ET

    Our special report shows how success is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence.

  • Who Will Amazon Take Down Next?     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 11:40 AM ET

    Amazon's blowout quarter sent shares soaring 14%, helped by strong demand for its Kindle devices. The Wall Street Journal's Dennis Berman discusses which companies are vulnerable to Amazon's dominance.

  • Starbucks Earnings Beat the Street     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    Matthew DiFrisco, Lazard Capital Markets analyst and Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse analyst break down the coffee retailer's Q2 earnings and its prospects for growth amid growing competition.

  • Zynga's Game Face     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 6:40 AM ET

    Colin Sebastian, Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst breaks down the mobile media giant's earnings results and weighs in on the company's outlook and competition.

  • What's Next for Apple?     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    A look at Apple's blow out Q2 earnings and its innovative practices, products and Apple TV, with Edward Baig, USA Today tech columnist; Dan Morgan, Synovus Trust portfolio manager; and CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Eli Lilly's CEO on Prescription for Profits     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:10 AM ET

    John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly chairman & CEO breaks down his company's earnings results of an adjusted $0.92 a share versus estimates of $0.78 est. and a look at the drug maker's generic challenges, and the politics of prescriptions.

  • Is the Bar Set Too High on Apple's Earnings?     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt provides a preview of the tech giant's earnings and a look at its competition with Verizon and AT&T.

  • A New Enviromental Arsenal to Tackle Oil Spills Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    In the war to find the best way to tackle oil spills, new research proves there’s no single “silver bullet” in the environmental recovery arsenal.

  • Nuclear Fusion Edges Closer to Commercialization Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    While the commercialization of nuclear fusion takes baby steps into its fourth decade, the next-generation of fission plants could be supplying power within a few years.

  • Wal-Mart's Bribery & Cover Up Allegations     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    Jorge Castaneda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico and NYU professor, discusses the Wal-Mart bribery scandal and conducting business south of the border.

  • JetBlue CEO Celebrates 10 Years on Nasdaq     Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 9:45 AM ET

    Dave Barger, JetBlue Airways CEO & president, discusses the company's 10th year on the Nasdaq, creating shareholder value, and fierce competition among the airliners.