Consumer Discretionary


  • Shopping online deals? You can do better Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    Getting the best deals online is trickier than you think. How to make sure you're not overpaying.

  • Holiday retail winners and losers     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    Tom Stemberg, Staples co-founder and former CEO, previews which retailers will perform the best this holiday season. Stemberg thinks the Kmart and Sears brand will "go into the gutter."

  • Thanksgiving: Snow, ice could pose travel trouble Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    A resident shovels snow after a snowstorm in Buffalo, New York, November 20, 2014.

    Forecasters warn that Thanksgiving travelers may face snow and ice that could cause delays in airports and on the road, reports NBC.

  • Retail pro's picks: KATE, KORS & more     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Kathy Welch, Forest City Ratner Companies executive VP of retail, shares her top retail stock picks in the space. The FMHR traders, weigh in.

  • Experiential retail changing the game     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Is Black Friday dead? Kathy Welch, Forest City Ratner Companies executive VP of retail, provides perspective on shopping expectations for this year, and getting millennials into malls.

  • Consumers ready to holiday shop: Jarden's founder Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    In this March 23, 2011 photo, Jarden Corp. Chairman and CEO Martin Franklin speaks during an event in New York.

    Americans' highest confidence in years will boost sales on Black Friday and beyond, says Martin Franklin, founder of consumer products powerhouse Jarden.

  • GoDaddy Super Bowl ad looks for some puppy love Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, at Texas Motor Speedway on November 2, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

    GoDaddy, once the Super Bowl's raciest advertiser, will be back in the Big Game with an ad featuring Danica Patrick and a puppy.

  • Shopping soon? Here's the retail naughty list Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 12:14 PM ET
    An Overstock.com distribution center

    Which retailers are getting a lump of coal for customer service this year? TODAY reports.

  • The hottest pot store in San Francisco Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    The Interior of the Sparc dispensary in San Francisco, California

    Sparc, a high-end marijuana dispensary in San Francisco, is serving up to 400 customers a day thanks to weed legalization.

  • Extreme volatility is good for these 13 stocks Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    Investors love to complain about volatility when stocks are falling, but big yo-yo moves in stocks are great when the trend is up. USA Today reports.

  • Big box stores' big problem? They're just 'average' Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    The silhouette of a pedestrian in front of a Bed Bath & Beyond store in San Francisco.

    After evaluating 64 big box stores' digital IQs, L2 concluded that 39 percent are just "average."

  • Spirit 'nickel-and-diming' flyers?     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Spirit Airlines is tacking on $2 for flyers first checked bag over the holidays. Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines president & CEO, explains why Spirit is not "nickel-and-diming" customers.

  • FedEx & UPS cope with demand surge     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    David Ross, Stifel analyst, provides his outlook for shipping outfits FedEx and UPS this holiday season, and how fuel is impacting their bottom lines.

  • Starz exploring sale of its business: Report Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    The screening room at the Starz Denver Film Festival.

    Pay-TV channel Starz is seeking as much as $5 billion in a potential sale, the New York Post reports.

  • Jarden hopeful for US recovery     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" crew wear Marmot jackets, which is one of Jarden's brands. Martin Franklin, Jarden executive chairman, discusses the health of the U.S. economy.

  • The 10 most 'dangerous' toys for kids Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Consumer watchdog advises thinking twice this holiday shopping season before buying toys. Group nominates the 10 worst toys in this annual list.

  • Jarden's economic view     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 8:19 AM ET

    Discussing U.S. economic growth, and why he doesn't invest in the stock market, Martin Franklin, Jarden executive chairman.

  • Best tips for holiday travel     Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Discussing which destinations are booked up for the holidays, and when consumers can get the best deals on airfare and hotels, with Paula Froelich, Yahoo Travel.

  • Tesla in talks to team up with BMW: Elon Musk Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Tesla is in talks with BMW over a possible collaboration in batteries and lightweight components, Tesla's CEO told German weekly Der Spiegel.

  • China develops a taste for South Korean media Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:12 AM ET
    A still from the Korean movie Miss Granny, which will be remade into a Chinese film in 2015.

    Chinese investors are pouring capital into South Korea's media and entertainment industry, providing mutual benefits for both countries.