Consumer Discretionary


  • From 21st Century Fox giving up on Time Warner to Sprint's failed bid for T-Mobile, James Stewart of The New York Times, discusses how the failed bids were victories for consumers and Washington regulators.

  • Kids on planes ... with clowns and nannies Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 9:58 AM ET
    A clown is part of the cabin crew on select El Al flights from Tel Aviv to New York and other cities this summer.

    El Al Airlines has added a clown to the cabin crew of select long-haul flights to keep kids entertained. Other carriers have nannies.

  • GM issues third recall on SUVs that can catch fire Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    GM's troubles with safety recalls have surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time.

  • How luxury dining survived the recession     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    "The quality of what you serve is paramount," Michelin star chef Jason Atherton tells CNBC.

  • Beware of store credit cards! They can cost you Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:05 PM ET

    Often, consumers will end up losing more money on a private-label retail card than the average credit card, according to a report.

  • Lululemon founder agrees not to wage proxy war Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:36 PM ET
    A sign hangs on a Lululemon Athletica on December 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

    Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon Athletica, has agreed not to wage a proxy contest on the yoga apparel maker.

  • CBS or Viacom: Who has it right?     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Is CBS or Viacom the better media buy right now? With Rich Tullo, Albert Fried & Company; Tuna Amobi, S&P Capital IQ; Zachary Karabell, Envestnet; an CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Oculus Rift said to be pitching Hollywood Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:06 PM ET
    An attendee wears a 3D Oculus headset at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    Facebook has recently met with film studios and directors about creating content for the Oculus Rift, The Information reports.

  • Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Satellite map of two hurricanes barreling down on the Hawaii'n Islands on Aug. 5, 2014.

    The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.3 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

  • No Hamptons reservation? Uber's got you covered Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Struggling to snag a dinner reservation in the Hamptons this weekend? Fret not! Uber is here to help.

  • Retail battle heats up     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO and chief research office, shares her thoughts on back-to-school sales, as retailers battle for shoppers. Also Telsey takes a look at the merits of online retailers versus traditional brick and mortar.

  • Orbitz CEO: Diverse growth drivers     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Orbitz Worldwide CEO Barney Harford, discusses which units are really driving sales at the company, and its focus on the loyalty program.

  • Wendy's earnings rise in the second quarter Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:28 AM ET
    Wendy's Co. signage outside a restaurant in Torrance, California, Jan. 16, 2014.

    Wendy's reported quarterly earnings that came in a penny a share shy of analysts' expectations on Thursday, but sales were better-than-expected.

  • Vizio recalls 245,000 TVs at risk of tipping over Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Vizio is recalling 245,000 flat screen televisions due to an ineffective stand that causes the TV to tip, posing a risk of impact injury.

  • Coming to war zone front lines: 3-D printed food? Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    A Meal-Ready-to-Eat is shown at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va.

    The U.S. Army has made strides in technology that would allow soldiers to print food with custom ingredients and nutrients.

  • Content triggers urge to merge in media space     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Michael Wolf, Activate co-founder, and Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, discuss Rupert Murdoch's next move after withdrawing its bid for Time Warner, and weigh in on mergers and acquisitions in the media space.

  • Gabelli on tax inversions     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, weighs in on the tax inversion debate.

  • Gabelli 'neutral' on Fox/Time Warner deal     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, provides his take on Rupert Murdoch withdrawing his $80 billion offer for Time Warner.

  • Get the details on retail     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    The Internet is changing behavior across all levels, says Stephen Sadove, National Retail Federation chairman, providing his take on what's disrupting the retail space.

  • US retail impact by lack of talent: Analyst     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    Stacey Widlitz, CNBC retail analyst says that a slew of U.S. retailers have guided down - especially the mid-to-lower end - and that the sector is suffering from a lack of talent.