Consumer Discretionary


  • Jon Najarian shops Mall of America  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:36 PM ET

    FMHR trader Jon Najarian shopped around Mall of America on Black Friday, and discusses how the crowds compared to prior years.

  • The oil that's actually soaring 30 percent Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Tuscan bread is topped with fresh olive oil for a taste during the harvesting of olives at the Castello La Leccia estate on in Castellina in Chianti (Siena), Italy

    Olive oil prices are soaring 30 percent, thanks to a hot European summer that severely hurt production, the Daily Mail reported.

  • Customers take control of Black Friday Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    Smartphone-assisted shopping is changing the way consumers and companies tackle the Black Friday weekend, analysts told CNBC on Monday.

  • Retailers take aim at Alibaba Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Bricks-and-mortar retailers, which have attacked Amazon for profiting from what they call a sales tax loophole, now target Alibaba. FT reports.

  • What REALLY just happened on Black Friday? Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    Crowds at J.C. Penney were surprisingly strong on Black Thanksgiving.

    Brian Sozzi does some Monday morning quarterbacking on how his "5 Things to Watch on Black Friday" turned out.

  • McNamee: Black Friday doesn't matter  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Discussing Cyber Monday retail stats and its impact on the holiday season, with Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners. He explains why none of the numbers matter. CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jon Steinberg disagree.

  • Black Friday's mobile story  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team digs into Black Friday retail numbers.

  • Cyber Monday: Super Bowl of e-commerce  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    "We think the top malls are as strong as ever," says Andy Dunn, Bonobos CEO, discussing Cyber Monday discounts and strength of the malls.

  • Berman: Retail in secular decline  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Hedge fund guru David Berman of Durban Capital, gives his take on the retail sector and reveals what hot stocks he's buying now.

  • Predict weaker Cyber Monday: Berman  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Dabid Faber speaks to David Berman, Durban Capital founder, about Black Friday sales and expectations for retail. Berman says he's optimistic for the holiday season but not as optimistic as the market anticipated.

  • Ex-Apple CEO launches 'world phone'  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Former Apple CEO John Sculley, weighs in on Black Friday sales and discusses the launch of his Obi smartphones for the "budget mobile" sector.

  • Wal-Mart's Cyber Monday  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan speaks to Wal-Mart's CEO of global eCommerce Neil Ashe, about sales expectations for Cyber Monday. Ashe says 70 percent of Black Friday traffic was on mobile.

  • Cramer: The 'non-mall' Christmas  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    "The classic mall did quite poor," says CNBC's Jim Cramer providing his outlook on Black Friday sales and discussing the decline of the mall.

  • Apple doesn't play Cyber Monday  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, shares his outlook for sales at Apple during the holiday season. Munster says 35 percent of Apple's business is from December.

  • There's a new way to get your Girl Scout cookie fix Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Watch out world, the Girl Scouts are going digital to sell you cookies.

  • No way Black Friday sales fell 11 percent: Analyst Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:20 AM ET
    Customers load televisions into shopping carts at a Target Corp. store ahead of Black Friday in Mentor, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014.

    Retail analysts are casting doubt about a widely watched shopping poll that indicated Black Friday sales fell 11 percent from last year.

  • Record loans by car buyers  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    The buyers of new and used cars are borrowing record amounts of loans, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Fanatics' sales surge 25% for week  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides insight to the surge in sales for Fanatics, and why the NRF's Black Friday week numbers doesn't mean the holiday season is doomed.

  • Kirk Douglas' obit published by mistake Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    Actor Kirk Douglas.

    Veteran actor Kirk Douglas is not dead, contrary to what an obituary that appeared on People magazine's website might have you believe.

  • True cost of Christmas up 1%  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    James Dunigan, PNC Wealth Management CIO, provides insight to his firm's "Christmas Price Index," and the true cost of Christmas.