Consumer Discretionary


  • 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.

  • Is the party over for booze giants in Russia?  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • One name spells big trouble for stocks: Technician Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:55 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Carter Worth says it will get even worse for this lagging stock—and for the S&P as a whole.

  • What to fear with Michael Kors  Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC retail analyst Stacey Widlitz, discusses why the stock of Michael Kors is dropping after strong quarterly earnings and where opportunity is for the luxury retailer.

  • Wal-Mart ups the ante against Amazon Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    In its latest bid to compete with Amazon.com, Wal-Mart is rebuilding its website to make shoppers' experience simpler, faster and more personalized.

  • Cramer: What have you done for me lately Kors?  Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down the earnings of Michael Kors and explains why their story does not read positively.

  • US government pushes for in-flight cell call ban Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    The Department of Transportation is working on a proposed ban of in-flight cellphone calls, the Journal reports.

  • Who has what it takes to lead retail in 2039 Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 9:20 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon Inc.(L), Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(C) and Richard Baker, Governor and CEO of HBC (R).

    Over the next 25 years, as technology increasingly revolutionizes retail online and in stores, leaders will have to adjust their skills.