Consumer Discretionary


  • Why Coffee Bean is setting its sights on Japan  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 9:45 PM ET

    John Dawson, CEO of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, is confident that the firm's strong brand name will give it an edge over competitors in Japan.

  • How Carnival is wooing China  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:37 PM ET

    Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation, describes the initiatives that the firm has implemented to meet the demands of Chinese consumers.

  • Hotel apologizes after 3,000 bad reviews Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    A New York hotel was suffering a severe backlash to its posted policy of charging $500 extra if guests posted bad reviews online.

  • Running short on time? You're in luck at these McDonald's locations.

  • What restaurants can learn from this one business Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:37 PM ET
    Chef and investor Tim Love, of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” in front of the restaurant Joe T. Garcia’s.

    Every family has its secrets and the margarita recipe at Joe T. Garcia's has been guarded for almost 80 years, and even Tim Love will never find out what it is.

  • Disney CEO rebukes tax inversion mania Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    The Walt Disney Co. reported earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $12.47 billion.

  • 21st Century Fox withdraws Time Warner offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York. 21st Century Fox withdraws offer for Time Warner on Aug. 5th, 2014.

    Time Warner shares fell more than 12 percent in after-market trading on the announcement.

  • The danger with watching USA Today sink or swim Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 3:58 PM ET
    Gannett-USA Today headquarters building in McLean, Virginia.

    Gannett has joined a long line of media companies to spin off a slow-growth business. Should investors take a fly on the underdog?

  • T-Mobile to reject $15 billion Iliad offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    The offer by Iliad for T-Mobile is set to be rejected by the US firm having failed to meet the value put on the business by Telekom, FT reports.

  • Why did 'Flappy Bird' return on Amazon? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:16 PM ET
    Flappy Bird app game.

    Back by unpopular demand, it’s Flappy Bird. Re/Code reports.

  • 13 retail tactics: Are they working? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Starbucks in Orlando, Florida with grass roof.

    Retailers are getting creative to try to jump-start the consumer. Here are 13 of the latest tactics. Brian Sozzi gives them the thumbs up or thumbs down.

  • American Air scraps some first-class meals Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    American Airlines is dropping meals for premium passengers on some short flights.

  • Dollar General mulls Family Dollar bid: Report Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Dollar General is mulling a bid for Family Dollar, which would challenge Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion takeover, Bloomberg reported.

  • Megamergers in focus as TWX, Fox report earnings Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    The Time Warner Center in New York City.

    With earnings from Time Warner and Twenty-First Century Fox this week, investors will be listening for what the reports mean for a potential deal.

  • British Air halts Liberia flights on Ebola fears Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    British Airways jet

    British Airways temporarily suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries.

  • Out of Ft. Worth, Texas and into Joe T's  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Chef and investor Tim Love from CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" visits one of his favorite places in Fort Worth, Texas, Joe T. Garcia's has been serving some of the best Mexican food and margaritas around for nearly 80 years.

  • How to turn Coach around  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Discussing Coach's earnings expectations and the overall health of the retailer, with Ike Boruchow, Sterne Agee senior research analyst.

  • Gannett CEO: Now is the moment to grow  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Gannett is spinning off its publishing business, and has bought the portion of Cars.com it did not already own for $1.8 billion. Gracia Martore, Gannett Company president & CEO, explains the media company's growth strategy and future plans for their business.

  • Retail giant way off-Target, may signal trouble Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    Are Target's troubles merely anomalies, or symptomatic of the economy's problems, despite strong earnings reports?

  • 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.