Consumer Discretionary


  • Faulty Virgin Atlantic plane lands safely in UK Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane safely carried out a "non-standard" landing at London's Gatwick airport after a landing gear problem.

  • Travel & leisure: Hot or not?  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Rachael Rothman, Susquehanna Financial Group, provides her assessment of the restaurant, gaming and hotel industries for 2014, and what will work next year.

  • Consumers: Beware of year-end car clearance sales Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    People looking at cars at a dealership in Washington.

    Car sales between Christmas and New Year's are expected to be 78 percent higher than the average week in December, Today reports.

  • Retail wrap-up: BBY & TGT winning  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Discussing holiday retail sales data, David Schick, Stifel retail analyst, reveals who has outperformed this season.

  • Shipped wearables double 2015: Pro  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Scott Kessler, S&P Capital IQ, provides his predictions on which companies will likely make inroads in the wearable tech space. Apple will likely be the leader in this category, says Kessler.

  • Lion Capital to American Apparel: Explore options Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    An American Apparel store in New York City.

    The board of American Apparel has received a letter from British buyout firm Lion Capital, pushing it to explore strategic options include a sale.

  • Top retail picks for 2015  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Matthew Boss, JPMorgan senior analyst, shares his outlook on the top retailers next year. Off-price is gaining share, says Boss.

  • Kristina Church, analyst at Barclays, says European demand is still very mixed in the auto sector, and adds that the German industry should have seen a stronger recovery in 2014.

  • Officials widen search area for missing AirAsia jet Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 carrying 162 people is thought to have crashed into the sea, an Indonesian rescue agency official has told reporters.

  • Seven dead in Greek ferry fire; Rescue now complete Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    A rescued passenger arrives at the Antonio Perrino hospital in Brindisi, southern Italy, after being lifted off the burning ferry 'Norman Atlantic' adrift off the coast of Albania, on December 28, 2014.

    Five people were confirmed to have died in a car ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece and rescue teams ware trying to save others on board.

  • ‘The Interview’ makes $18M in opening weekend Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 6:16 PM ET
    Sony Pictures' release of 'The Interview' at the Plaza Theater on, Christmas Day, December 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia

    Sony said "The Interview" has earned more than $15 million in online sales and another $2.8 million in theaters, thanks to the hacking publicity.

  • Taste for imports drives up Japan's grocery bill Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Yen weakness is driving up the cost of Japan's food imports, but analysts say pinched pocketbooks won't slow consumers' taste for meals from overseas.

  • Ditching the ugly sweater? There's an app for that Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    People enter to Macy's store at the Newport Mall in Jersey City, New Jersey.

    Some stores are making it easier to return or exchange gifts by offering longer return periods, and there are even apps to do it.

  • AirAsia flight to Singapore vanishes in storm Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    An official from Indonesia's national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia.

    An AirAsia Indonesia-Singapore flight with 162 people on board lost contact with air traffic control, with search operations suspended for the night.

  • Deals hidden in airline boarding passes Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    On some domestic and international flights, paper or electronic boarding passes come packed with a wide variety of on-the-ground bonuses.

  • Retail peaks & valleys: Pro  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    CNBC retail analyst Stacey Widlitz and Mary Epner of Mary Epner Retail Analysis discuss how the post-Christmas time period impacts retailers' bottom lines.

  • 2014 Holiday spending trends—not what you think Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    MasterCard says holiday shoppers spent most of their money on restaurants and travel, while spending on new electronics "fell flat."

  • Holiday retail: Good year to be online seller  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    The state of retail going into 2015, with Jan Kniffen, J. Rogers Kniffen Enterprises.

  • Tesla Roadster nearly doubles miles with upgrade Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    The Tesla Motors logo is seen on a charging station at the company's booth during the 2014 North American International Auto Show Detroit.

    The Tesla Roadster is getting a battery upgrade that will allow the electric vehicle to drive several hundred miles without recharging.

  • People seek 'experiences' over stuff  Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Insight to the major trends in this year's holiday shopping behavior, with Sarah Quinlan, MasterCard Advisors SVP.