Consumer Discretionary


  • Dealflicks: Priceline for movies?     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    Sean Wycliffe, Dealflicks co-founder and CEO, explains his platform which aims to become the Priceline for movies by partnering with theater owners to offer reduced ticket prices and lure moviegoers to the box office.

  • Amazon escalates battle against publisher Hachette Friday, 23 May 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Amazon.com page for "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" book

    Amazon, under fire for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle. The NYT reports.

  • Gardein's taste for fake meat     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Gardein offers meatless, vegan, & vegetarian foods and recipes. Yves Potvin, Gardein founder & president, discusses the demand for meatless alternatives and the healthy choices Gardein offers.

  • Yelp gripes help bust NYC health code violators Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:40 AM ET
    Restaurant reviews displayed on the Yelp app.

    New York City officials have found faulty restaurant practices by trawling Yelp and finding unreported health complaints buried in reviews.

  • Get out of my lane! The biggest road-rage triggers Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Some of the most rage-inducing behaviors are slowpokes, tailgaters and people who text while driving.

  • Hotel sues TripAdvisor reviewer, claims defamation Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Lincoln City, Oregon.

    A lawsuit seeks to find the person who posted a negative review including the claim "the owner smokes weed," The Oregonian reports.

  • AER, ARO, ANF: Who will go under?     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    Adrienne Tennant, Janney Montgomery Scott specialty apparel analyst, discusses Gap's difficult quarter, and the state of the retail sector.

  • Suzuki recalls 184,244 GM-built cars in US Friday, 23 May 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    The Suzuki Forenza Chroma Wagon seen on display at the 2004 New York International Auto Show in New York City.

    The defect in the Suzuki cars is the same that led GM to announce the recall of 284,000 Chevrolet small cars globally on Wednesday.

  • Memorial Day travel forecast     Friday, 23 May 2014 | 8:21 AM ET

    If it's nice weather you're going to see a lot of travel on the roads, says Jeff Lenard, National Association of Convenience Stores, providing his thoughts on consumer spending and travel costs ahead of the summer vacation season.

  • Climate change could reduce food supply: Report Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Severe drought is a contributing factor in the declining cattle count, which has sent wholesale beef prices up.

    Climate change could cut into the growth in food production even as the world's population increases, according to a new bipartisan report.

  • Toyota recalls 466K cars for tire, brake issues Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    2013 Lexus GS 350

    Toyota is recalling 466,000 minivans and cars globally, mostly in the United States, for possible faulty brakes and loss of a spare tire.

  • Sears' silver lining: Extremely loyal shoppers Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    Members of Sears' Shop Your Way loyalty program made up more than 74 percent of sales at Sears and Kmart's domestic locations for the first quarter.

  • Hotel Bel-Air target of new Islamic law protest Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Dorchester Collection hotels in California face more protests over their owner's ties to severe Islamic law penalties in Brunei.

  • How to get gas for less than $3.50 per gallon Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    Drivers might see lower gas prices this year, but smart shopping tactics could help them save even more.

  • McDonald's answers 'Why doesn't your food rot?' Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    A McDonald's restaurant is seen on November 14, 2013 in Miami, Florida.

    In a series of posts on its website, McDonald's answers customers' frequently asked questions about its food in the U.S.

  • Free trial run of Amazon's Fire TV...for some Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    The gaming controller for the Amazon Fire TV - a new device that allows users to stream video, music, photos, games and more through a television - is displayed at a media event on April 2, 2014 in New York City.

    Amazon has emailed some customers offering them a 30-day free trial run of its $99 Fire TV box, according to a report in Engaget.

  • Collectible toy trucks survive Hess deal Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    Collectors can breathe easy as Hess announced it will continue making its toy trucks after the sale of its retail arm to Marathon Petroleum.

  • PetSmart to drop Chinese-made treats by next year Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Amid thousands of pet illness complaints and an ongoing FDA investigation, PetSmart plans to pull the treats by March 2015.

  • Microsoft launches retail store     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    Microsoft is launching its new retail store in New Jersey. CNBC's Josh Lipton reports the tech giant plans to open another 13 stores by the end of June.

  • Where retail consumers are moving     Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan speaks to Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly about moving a majority of its business online and explains the advantages of small format retail shops.