Consumer Discretionary


  • Target declined to act on early alert of breach Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    Target Corp's security software detected potentially malicious activity last year but its staff decided not to take immediate action.

  • What the new overtime rules mean for me Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 5:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama holds a shirt as he shops for clothing alongside store employee Susan Panariello, during a visit to a Gap clothing store in New York City, March 11, 2014.

    President Obama has proposed changing the rules defining when workers get overtime pay, with potentially far-reaching effects.

  • Brian Niccol, Taco Bell president, discusses Taco Bell's move into the breakfast market and what impact it will have on hiring.

  • Discussing the state of food prices and how geopolitical events in Ukraine could disrupt the balance of agricultural supply and demand, with Robert Crain, AGCO SVP & general manager.

  • Food companies navigating costs     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    Discussing top consumer product and food stock picks as companies navigate weather and higher costs, with David Palmer and Nik Modi of RBC Capital Markets.

  • Amazon pricing—and valuation—to remain irrational Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Amazon announces a $20 price hike in its Prime service, but rivals shouldn't expect to get any boost.

  • Companies face weather & food costs     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail conference on Petsmart's weather troubles, and Texas Roadhouse facing higher beef prices.

  • Amazon beyond the price hike     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Amazon Prime raised its membership cost to $99 from $79 per year. Aaron Kessler of Raymond James, discusses his "buy" rating on the stock, and why he thinks this price hike is a good move.

  • Retail comeback stocks     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Barnes and Noble and Rite Aid are among the retail stocks with the best returns to date. Jan Kniffen of J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises CEO, provides perspective.

  • New job travelers will love     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports two luxury travel companies are offering the job of a lifetime.

  • Memberships that pay off     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Amazon Prime raised its membership cost to $99 from $79 per year. CNBC Consumer Reporter Kelli B. Grant shares some of the most valuable company loyalty memberships out there.

  • New Amazon Prime fee makes shoppers do the math Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon fulfillment center in Phoenix.

    Amazon.com will raise the price of its Prime membership to $99 a year from $79. Should you bite?

  • Netflix sets sights on Europe for growth Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Netflix is betting on international expansion to keep its numbers up. The next stop is Europe, but it could be more difficult than expected.

  • The high end nightlife indicator     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Nightlife proprietor Scott Gerber, Gerber Group Principal and CEO, discusses the opening of his new rooftop bar at the Viceroy Hotel in New York City. Gerber also weighs in on spirits versus beer.

  • Mary Barra represents loyal part of GM: Expert     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, shares his opinion on GM's recall mess. Sonnenfeld says you cannot place any of the blame at the feet of new CEO Mary Barra.

  • Minimum wage 'catch-22' for retail: Pro     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    Charles Grom, Sterne Agee managing director, discusses the weather's effect on the retail sector, and how President Obama's proposal to raise minimum wage will impact the sector.

  • Help wanted: Must take $1M trip around the world Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands

    Imagine the following help wanted ad. "Now Hiring: Candidate wanted to take a $1 million trip around the world—for free."

  • Kimco CEO: Consumer spending back on track     Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    "I think the consumer is still spending," says David Henry, Kimco Realty vice-chairman & CEO, discussing retail headwinds and the state of American malls.

  • UK supermarkets caught in dangerous middle ground Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    The full extent of the problems facing the U.K.'s "big four" supermarket chains was underlined on Thursday, with a profit warning by WM Morrison.

  • Retail sales up a bit more than expected in Feb Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A shopper takes bags of merchandise purchased at a Family Dollar Stores Inc. location in Mansfield, Texas.

    U.S. retail sales rose slightly more than expected in February, pointing to some strength in the economy after harsh weather abruptly slowed activity.

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