Consumer Discretionary


  • 'The Duke' duels Duke over trademark rights Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:21 AM ET
    John Wayne in "True Grit"

    John Wayne's heirs are suing Duke University over its objections to use of his nickname in alcoholic beverages, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Container Store scares market with retail 'funk' Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:19 AM ET
    Storage bins sit on display for sale at a Container Store Group Inc. location in New York.

    Credit Suisse isn't waiting for Container Store to right itself during the holiday season, lowering its price target, USA Today reports.

  • UK's pubs: Hot real estate market's latest victim Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    A barmaid pulls a pint in The Harp pub on the day it was named as the Campaign for Real Ale's national pub of the year on February 16, 2011 in London, England.

    Rising real estate prices across the U.K. are pushing developers to close pubs and convert their locations to other uses. NBC News reports.

  • Media moguls converge on Sun Valley     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    Sun Valley has sown relationships that led to some of the biggest deals in media and tech. CNBC's Kayla Tausche discusses what's happening at Allen & Company's media conference.

  • Future of restaurant chains     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    Discussing the state of the restaurant industry and consumer spending, with Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities senior equity analyst.

  • IWatch watch: Apple hires former Nike engineers Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    Ryan Bailey is now a mechanical design engineer and Jon Gale is a sensing system engineer at Apple, according to the MacRumors website.

  • The buzz in Sun Valley     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    Dealmakers, billionaires and media moguls are descending on Sun Valley for Allen & Company's annual media conference. CNBC's Kayla Tausche looks at who's attending and what's on the agenda.

  • Filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Costco pulled Dinesh D'Souza's book 'America' from shelves on July 1, despite its popularity, but now is reshelving it.

  • Bacon on everything: Wendy's CEO     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells talks with Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick, about the company's prolific use of bacon on their food products.

  • WEN CEO's 'cut above' plans     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells talks with Wendy's CEO Emil Brolick, about the company's plans to makeover its brand while keeping prices competitive. Also Brolick provides a hint about the future of Wendy's pretzel burger.

  • AOL CEO focuses on consumer content     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche talks to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong about his company's big push into live streaming content. The future of mobile will be sight, sound and motion, says Armstrong.

  • Discovery CEO expects TV content consolidation Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:10 PM ET
    David Zaslav, president and chief executive officer of Discovery Communications

    Discovery Communication CEO David Zaslav said TV content companies are likely to consolidate in response to pending deals between cable companies.

  • Sun Valley meets new media     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports on the new media landscape as tech titans head to Allen & Company's annual media conference in Sun Valley.

  • Crumbs shows risks of being a one-hit wonder Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    A selection of cupcakes is seen at Crumbs Bake Shop.

    When Crumbs shuttered its remaining stores, it seemed like an abrupt ending for a company that opened a decade ago to ride the wave of popularity of the sugary treat.

  • Small businesses hope for some Wal-Mart magic Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:33 PM ET
    Customers push carts past reusable shopping bags during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

    Wal-Mart Stores met with more than 500 small businesses to make good on vow to spend $250 billion by the 2040 to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.

  • Zack Brown told CNBC he never thought $10 potato salad campaign would reach $50,000, and counting. Now he vows to use leftover funds for "greater good."

  • Last Crumbs cupcake? Bidding starts at $250 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:08 PM ET

    Following news that Crumbs has closed all of its stores, one seller has listed a Crumbs birthday cupcake on eBay for $250.

  • Consumer spending & US economy     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    As goes Wal-Mart, so goes the U.S. economy? Monica Mehta, Seventh Capital managing principal, and Jonathan Murray, UBS managing director, discuss the state of the American consumer.

  • Cadillac sales stalling     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Cadillac sales are suffering from increased competition in the luxury space.

  • J.Crew under pressure for offering size 000 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Models pose at the J.Crew presentation during Fashion Week, New York.

    J.Crew came under fire on Tuesday following reports that the specialty retailer is now offering items in size 000—the equivalent of an XXXS.