Consumer Discretionary


  • Hippeau: Next big media thing     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Eric Hippeau, Lerer Ventures managing director, reveals the next big thing media industry and discusses the importance of net neutrality to start-ups. Without accessible, fast broadband our economy is going to stall, Hippeau says.

  • Blackstone sells landmark Hotel del Coronado Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego.

    The oceanfront resort made famous in "Some Like it Hot" has sold in a deal that values its rooms in excess of $1 million each.

  • Google pushing tech innovation     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Lauren Goode, Re/code tech reporter, discusses Google's electric-powered self-driving car and the innovation happening on a global scale in technology. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • China to beat US as top cellphone market in 2014 Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    China will overtake the U.S. as the world's largest mobile phone market this year for the first-time ever, according to research out on Wednesday.

  • Driverless car: No steering, no brakes, no problem     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Jon Linkov, Consumer Reports managing editor for autos, discuss the future of automated cars and what the biggest obstacles are for the tech giant getting these cars out on the road.

  • What's pressuring KORS     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, breaks down the earnings of luxury retailer Michael Kors and explains why the stock is fully valued right now.

  • Limitations of Google self-driving car     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Google has unveiled its driverless car. Bob Lutz, General Motors former vice chairman, discusses what this means for the auto industry and explains what the prototype car cannot do.

  • Deadly pig virus strikes again Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    The farm acknowledged a reemergence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, which has killed up to 7 million pigs since it was first identified.

  • Cheap Beats? Apple may pay less for deal: Report Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    Jimmy Lovine and Dr Dre, co-founders of Beats.

    A deal between Apple and Beats Electronics may come this week, but with a smaller price tag than originally thought, the New York Post says.

  • Here's who to watch at tech's big confab Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Investors, take heed. From Apple to Comcast to Wal-Mart, some of the biggest corporate giants will be in the spotlight Wednesday at the Code Conference.

  • Ahold suffers margin squeeze in US, Netherlands Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    Dutch supermarket chain Ahold posted a first-quarter operating profit below analyst expectations, as margins fell in the United States and the Netherlands.

  • Audi unveils the A8 in Hong Kong     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 9:47 PM ET

    Reinhold Carl, Managing Director, Audi HK, outlines the uniqueness of the new A8 model. He also explains why he thinks a slowdown in China won't affect car sales in Hong Kong.

  • Violinists booted from US Airways flight Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 5:34 PM ET
    U.S. Airways restricts two musicians from carrying on their instruments onboard their flight.

    A disagreement with US Airways over where to stow delicate violins on a plane forced two musicians to take a later flight, TODAY reports.

  • Crossbows recalled over fears of unintended firing Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 5:25 PM ET
    Precision Shooting Equipment TAC Elite crossbow.

    About 2,800 crossbows sold in sporting goods stores last year are being recalled because they may fire without the trigger being pulled.

  • Domino's giving away 20K pizzas after no-hitter Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    Pitcher Josh Beckett of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, at Citizens Bank Park, May 25, 2014 in Philadelphia.

    After Josh Beckett threw his first no-hitter on Sunday, 20,000 fans can reap reward from his success.

  • HomeAway focused on customers     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    HomeAway COO Brent Bellm, discusses the vacation rental industry and the competition with hotels, and whether he's worried about regulation in the industry.

  • This is America's greenest automaker... Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    The Hyundai Motor Co. Sonata hybrid vehicle is displayed during the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan.

    The group says all eight automakers reduced pollution for the first time.

  • Starbucks-owned chain getting into burger biz Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    A pedestrian passes by a La Boulange Bakery on June 5, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif.

    Starbucks is dipping its toe into the burger business, with plans to open a location of its La Boulange chain that caters to the dinner crowd.

  • Expired food found at some World Cup team hotels Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    Hotel which will host the England national football team during the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 7, 2014.

    A Brazilian consumer defense agency said it's found expired food in the hotels where some European soccer teams will stay during the World Cup.

  • New York vs. Silicon Valley tech scene     Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    Discussing the environment for start-ups on the east coast versus the west coast, and the next crop of "break out" companies in New York, with Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder.