Consumer Discretionary


  • Why WhatsApp's $16 billion price tag makes sense Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    The mobile-messaging application WhatsApp and the Facebook app are displayed along with other apps on an Apple iPhone.

    Facebook takes a big step toward mobile with its acquisition of WhatsApp, a start-up with a working business model.

  • Teething toys sold by Target recalled Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Go Gaga Squeeze & Teethe Coco the Monkey

    Toy maker Infantino is recalling 191,000 teething toys sold exclusively at Target because a child could potentially choke on one of its parts.

  • We have 'good fundamentals': Accor CEO     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Accor CEO Sébastien Bazin discusses the hotelier's annual results, which were reported on Thursday.

  • Social media faceoff: Zuckerberg vs. Dorsey Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
    Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg

    Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey?

  • Expansion & demand drive Tesla stock     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down Tesla's earnings beat and plans to boost production of its Model S.

  • Porsche recalls 2014 model year 911 GT3 cars     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Porsche is asking 911 GTS owners to stop driving their 2014 cars immediately due to fire risk.

  • No one moving as fast as Tesla: Pro     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    "The opportunity in Tesla dwarfs the size of the company," says Drew Cupps, Cupps Capital Management president and CIO, discussing Tesla's earnings beat and plans to boost production.

  • Consumer under immense pressure: Pro     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Discussing Wal-Mart's earnings and the retailer's guidance, with Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, and David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets retail analyst.

  • Making sense of Tesla's results     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Paul Ingrassia, Reuters managing editor and CNBC's Phil LeBeau, share their thoughts on what's driving the automaker's results and weigh in on safety concerns over the company's battery pack. A lot of things have got to go right for this company, says Ingrassia.

  • Tesla tops estimates, boosts guidance     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the electric automaker's quarterly results.

  • Forget Amazon, this may be the hot new retail play Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    For the first time since 1995, investors can invest directly in QVC. The shopping network has survived the digital shift surprisingly well.

  • Wal-Mart disappoints; food-stamp cuts hurt sales Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    Wal-Mart forecast a lower full-year profit than analysts expect, as fewer food stamps, higher taxes and tighter credit erode its sales.

  • Tech giant faceoff: Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?

  • Wal-Mart's issue is guidance: Expert     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    The weather issue is difficult for investors to figure out what it means for retail, says Budd Bugatch, Raymond James, weighing in on the headwinds facing the big box retailer.

  • Wal-Mart reports lower profits for Q4     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    The company is blaming macro pressures, higher health care costs, and investment in e-commerce for the profit slip, explains Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group, breaking down the big box retailer's quarterly numbers and providing perspective on the company's outlook.

  • Tesla pushes production into overdrive     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Christopher Ciaccia, TheStreet.com technology editor, discusses the automaker's earnings beat and weighs in on the company's plans to accelerate production.

  • Nespresso takes a sip of US coffee market Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Nespresso hopes to tap the U.S. coffee market after the company revealed a new machine that serves larger cups of coffee.

  • Gap to raise minimum wage; Wal-Mart still 'neutral' Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:32 AM ET
    The Gap's flagship store in San Francisco

    Gap said it would raise the hourly pay for its U.S. employees, while Wal-Mart Stores said it remains "neutral" on the issue of minimum wage.

  • Thai tourism bane becoming a boon for rivals Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand

    Thailand's political upheaval may be driving tourists away, but they'll likely rush into the waiting arms of neighboring countries, Credit Suisse said.

  • Wal-Mart ‘looking’ at support of minimum wage hike Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 6:02 PM ET
    Demonstration outside a Wal-Mart store September 5, 2013 in Hyattsville, Maryland.

    Wal-Mart said it's looking at supporting an increase in the federal minimum wage, breaking with business that oppose the measure, Bloomberg reported.

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Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

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