Consumer Discretionary


  • Rare McDonald's bull expects super-sized gains Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
    Customers visit a McDonald's restaurant in Dallas.

    With just two days under his belt at the McDonald's helm, CEO Steve Easterbrook is already sparking one firm to raise its McD's price target.

  • Hot new supercars at the Geneva Motor Show Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:12 AM ET

    CNBC goes behind the scenes to bring you some of the highlights of the 85th Geneva International Motor Show.

  • Super cars for the super rich  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank takes a look at some of the top 2015 luxury releases at the Geneva Motor Show.

  • Apple iCar won’t scare us: Daimler’s Zetsche Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    A Daimler AG Mercedes Benz M-Class vehicle moves along the production line at the company's international assembly plant in Vance, Alabama, May 28, 2014.

    Daimler has nothing to fear from an Apple car, the chair of the automaker said, but professed bemusement as to why it would want to enter the auto space.

  • Now THIS carmaker is planning a driverless car Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    When it comes autonomous cars, Google has dominated the headlines - but it's not the only company making waves in this space.

  • Major automakers miss bullish Feb sales forecast Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    2015 Chrysler 200 models move down the production line at the company's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

    Bad winter weather slowed U.S. vehicle sales in February, with several major auto makers missing analysts' projections.

  • AI and the phone of the future: ex-Google exec Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    Just how "smart" are smartphones going to get? Here are the technologies that excite this VC and ex-Google exec.

  • Daimler: We welcome an Apple Car  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    Dieter Zetsche, chair of Daimler, says that he is unsure why Apple would want to enter the car industry, but that he would welcome them as either a partner or competition. Zetsche adds that Daimler would "exploit" any new technology opportunity.

  • Daimler's best markets are UK, Germany  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    Dieter Zetsche, chair of Daimler, talks about the firm's new vehicles and how Daimler's sales are improving in certain markets.

  • Fraud rates are down, but here's the bad news Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    Shopper uses a credit card machine at Target

    Identity theft and credit card fraud losses fell in 2014—but that doesn't bode well for consumers.

  • Best Buy announces first buyback since 2012 Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    People walk by a Best Buy store in New York City.

    Best Buy reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings on a strong holiday season and said it would buy back stock for the first time since 2012.

  • Target to revamp groceries for millennials: Report Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:51 AM ET
    Shoppers at a Target store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    Target has zeroed in on seven grocery categories to attract younger shoppers, urban dwellers, and Hispanics, reported the Wall Street Journal, citing sources.

  • Volvo to roll out autonomous car: CIO  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Klas Bendrik, CIO of Volvo, discusses the carmaker's development of its autonomous car and its new partnership with Ericsson.

  • Spanish reforms have stabilized market: CEO  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:15 AM ET

    Jurgen Stackmann, CEO of SEAT, told CNBC at the Geneva Motor Show that reforms by the Spanish government had brought stability to the domestic market.

  • Europe remains a difficult market: Nissan exec  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 AM ET

    Nissan's Europe Chairman, Paul Willcox, tells CNBC that Europe is still a very difficult market.

  • We want a vibrant European business: Ford exec  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 1:10 AM ET

    Ford's EMEA President, Jim Farley, told CNBC at the Geneva Motor Show that building a 'vibrant and sustainable' business in Europe was his number one goal.

  • Jaguar Land Rover CEO sees Russia recovery  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Ralph Speth, told CNBC at the Geneva Motor Show that he expects a recovery in both Russia and Ukraine going forward.

  • Nasdaq 5,000: Bubble or not? Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:26 PM ET

    The Nasdaq index has rallied to levels matching its dotcom boom glory days, spawning a CNBC smackdown over whether the bubble is back too.

  • A deeper look at the #KillTheKCup movement Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    A Keurig Green Mountain machine

    The non-recyclable and non-biodegradable cups have incited a lot of frustration on the part of environmental advocates.

  • Holy cow! Beefed up prices  Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM ET

    The USDA says beef prices will rise 5-6 percent for the whole year, which is twice the overall rate of food inflation, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.