Consumer Discretionary


  • Hipmunk redesigns for younger travelers Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Hipmunk app.

    Hipmunk is finding a slightly younger user base by mixing nontraditional results in one place with tried-and-true airlines and hotels.

  • Alibaba launches first US-based online shopping site Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 8:22 AM ET
    Alibaba Group headquarters in Hangzhou, China

    The Chinese e-commerce giant launches invite-only 11 Main, which will sell products from small retailers, in a beta phase Wednesday.

  • iOrder, iPay, iEat: Changing the way we dine out Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:59 AM ET
    Mike Davidson, co-owner of Bolt Burgers, demonstrates a portable tablet computer for customers to order food and drinks at Bolt Burgers in Washington, DC.

    While consumer dining technology is not ubiquitous yet, large chains are examining a host of high-tech options to capture your restaurant dollar.

  • Platform's business strategy     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:32 AM ET

    Daniel Leever, Platform Specialty Products CEO, provides insight to his specialty products which include the finishes for circuit boards that go inside you smartphones and tablets.

  • Jarden's consumer view     Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 7:16 AM ET

    Discussing the health of Jarden's brands, with Martin Franklin, Jarden Corp. executive chairman. In regards to whether the company's portfolio is complete, Franklin says "we are always looking."

  • Six degrees of OJ Simpson Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    O.J. Simpson tries on a leather glove allegedly used in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman during testimony in Simpson's murder trial on June 15, 1995 in Los Angeles.

    Perhaps the most amazing thing about the O.J. Simpson case is that everyone in Los Angeles had a connection to it.

  • GoPro's IPO prices at $21-$24 a share range Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    GoPro, which makes wearable sports cameras and accessories, said it expected its initial public offering of shares to be priced $21 and $24 per share.

  • Why Amazon won't let you buy the 'Lego' movie Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    Amazon, embroiled in a standoff with a book publisher, is using the same hardball techniques with new movies from Warner Home Video.

  • These factors will hurt L'Occitane's sales     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    An uncertain outlook in Japan and a bearish retail scene in Hong Kong may weigh on L'Occitane's sales going forward, says Elaine Lai, Analyst for the Hong Kong & China Consumer segment at Macquarie Securities.

  • Risks of investing in China's dairy sector     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    David Mahon, MD & CIO of Mahon China Investment Management, says the dairy market in the mainland still remains "unformed and loose."

  • JetBlue adds Mint class with lie-flat seats, suites Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 7:19 PM ET
    JetBlue launches Mint, a new high-end business class cabin, to capture the cross country business traveler.

    Starting Sunday, JetBlue will offer business-class seats from $599 on its Los Angeles to New York route.

  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt goes to Asia     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 6:33 PM ET

    Reese Travis, CEO of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, discusses the firm's expansion plans in China and the possibility of an initial public offering next year.

  • RadioShack burns through cash as turnaround fails Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    RadioShack reported its ninth straight quarterly loss and is burning through cash as its struggles to sustain its turnaround efforts.

  • Target hires GM exec. to head information security Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    Target logo on Target store, Chicago

    Target, still reeling from a data breach, named GM executive Brad Maiorino to the new position of chief information security officer.

  • Ford eyes eco-friendly auto parts using tomatoes Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    Ford is looking to add a new environmental option to its tool box and it plans to team up with ketchup maker Heinz to to make it happen.

  • Shopping habits of millenials     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    High school student Eleanor Hagan, and Steph Wissink, Piper Jaffray, discuss millennial retail trends and the importance of social media when shopping.

  • Pick a side in Uber's 'Battle for Your Ride' Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:16 PM ET
    Inside a UberX taxi, Washington, D.C.

    Uber and its $17 billion valuation has drawn the line between the free market and statists. Which side are you on, asks Jake Novak?

  • Who's flying high under United's new program? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    United fliers will soon earn miles by dollars spent rather than distance flown. Some travelers may benefit from the program changes.

  • Dunkin' CEO: Our sandwiches are snacks, not lunch! Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 1:18 PM ET
    Dunkin' Brands plans to open hundreds of new stores in the U.S. and internationally this year.

    Dunkin' Donuts CEO says its sandwiches are snacks, not lunch.

  • Want a better deal? Put on your 'angry face' Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    Skip the poker face. If you're hoping to negotiate to your advantage, you should put on your best angry expression, TODAY reports.