Consumer Discretionary


  • Cramer: Why do I need Coach?     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    Coach reported better-than-expected Q4 revenues helped by a rise in international sales. CNBC's Jim Cramer says retail is really hard right now and he'd rather not own retailers at this point.

  • Cramer: I'm not going to Target!     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 9:06 AM ET
    Jim Cramer on "Squawk on the Street."

    Target lowered its outlook for the recent quarter thanks to markdowns at U.S. stores and soft sales in Canada. CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses how Target has lost its way.

  • HomeAway CEO: Good year for rentals     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Our fastest-growing market this year is the Jersey shore, says Brian Sharples, HomeAway CEO, providing his read on the short-term summer rental business and the latest travel trends.

  • Which Kickstarter project would you fund? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    NudeAudio Super-M speakers and ACTON R RocketSkates

    The latest from the Internet of things and wireless daily living: wearable device footwear and pocket-size, high performance speakers.

  • Coach revenue beats on higher international sales Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    Coach reported better-than-expected revenue, helped by a 7 percent rise in sales of its clothes, shoes, and handbags in international markets.

  • Time Inc cuts full-year revenue forecast Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Time reported a 1.6 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a fall in subscription revenue and newsstand sales.

  • Murdoch's Fox expected to push for Time Warner deal Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York.

    Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox is expected to make an aggressive case for merging with Time Warner during its quarterly earnings call.

  • Weak EM currencies a challenge: GM Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    Emerging market currencies are likely to remain weak for the long term, and that's spurring a strategy shift, General Motors said.

  • Disney is 'on a great trajectory': Analyst     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Barton Crockett, senior research analyst at FBR Capital Markets & Co., discusses media groups Disney and Liberty Media ahead of earnings.

  • Toyota to have 'strong' second half: Analyst     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Yoshiaki Kawano, manager for Japan, Korea vehicle sales forecasts at IHS Automotive, comments on Toyota's results and says the rest of the year should be "quite strong" for the group.

  • Trevor Stirling, senior research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses the impact of Russia sanctions on drinks giants.

  • Earnings preview: Media mergers     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin shines a spotlight on media companies ahead of reporting quarterly numbers.

  • Fruit recall widens on possible Listeria outbreak Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    A California-based stone fruit producer, who ships to retailers including Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Whole Foods, has expanded its stone fruit recall.

  • Pulse of the retail investor     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    TD Ameritrade found the retail investor was more involved last month than in recent times. JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade chief strategist, provides insight into the investor movement index.

  • Concern for Michael Kors     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Michael Kors shares were down about 7% in midday trading. Dorothy Lakner, Topeka Capital Markets, and Carter Worth, Sterne Agee technician, discuss the areas of concern that drove the stock price down.

  • Reagan Press Secretary James Brady dead at 73 Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    James Brady in 1981

    James Brady, who was famously shot during an attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan's life in 1981, has died. NBC News reports.

  • Hotel says $500 bad-review fee was a joke Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    A hotel in New York says it doesn't really charge $500 to guests who post negative online reviews.

  • McDonald's near-term earnings hurt by meat scare Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Pedestrians pass before a McDonald's restaurant in Tokyo on July 23, 2014.

    McDonald's sales in markets, including China and Japan, are experiencing a "significant negative impact" since a food safety scandal in China.

  • US subpoenas GM Financial over subprime loans Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:40 PM ET

    GM received a subpoena from the US Department of Justice requesting information about the company's use of subprime automobile loan contracts.

  • Auction offers overnight at 'Downton Abbey' Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    A bedroom at the Highclere Castle, Newbury, England.

    Auction house Christie's is offering a night's stay at Highclere Castle, the setting for PBS's period drama Downton Abbey.