Consumer Discretionary


  • Earnings season is all about the consumer: trader Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Traders will be watching earnings to see if the rebounding consumer will now be the engine of economic growth, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • Drink up: Self-serve beer hits MLB's All-Star game Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Self-Serve beer stations at Target Field.

    Fans at the MLB All-Star Game will get to pour themselves beer with the only self-serve technology in major U.S. sports.

  • Playing hard to get: Luxury carmakers go exclusive Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:23 AM ET
    Rolls Royce Phantom

    The rich are buying expensive cars at a record pace, and one manufacturer has limited production to maintain exclusivity. NBC News reports.

  • Nude tourism: Go upscale or risk closing Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    Mom-and-pop nudist resorts are folding while larger more luxurious options are thriving, The Economist reports.

  • Air Lease signs huge order  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to the launch customer of Airbus' revamped A330neo - Air Lease Corp. Chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy. He discusses the healthy demand in the aviation business.

  • Millennials to Pizza Hut: We want 'pizza cookies'! Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    The "Ultimate Hershey's Chocolate Chip Cookie"

    Pizza Hut will roll out nationally an almost-pizza-sized chocolate-chip cookie, cut into eight slices. USA Today reports.

  • Why you're paying less at the pump these days Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:43 AM ET
    Gas pumps are seen at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco, California.

    Average gas price prices fell over the past three weeks in reaction to declining costs of crude oil, according to the Lundberg survey released.

  • Hot travel trends for the uber rich  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 6:52 AM ET

    Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country Magaine, discusses this year's top luxury getaway destinations for the very wealthy, including philanthropic travel packages, and visiting "The Brando."

  • Singapore puts new spin to mocked anti-gambling ad Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    The child character in Singapore's anti-gambling ad was mocked for worrying his father bet the piggybank on Germany. But the followup tips no payout.

  • 'Illogical' for Lew to oppose Woolworths bid: Pro  Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 7:34 PM ET

    Donald Williams, CIO of Platypus Asset Management, says a "sweet deal" for Country Road and the potential of losing $50 million make it unlikely for Solomon Lew to derail the merger proposal.

  • Did Taylor Swift’s op-ed hit a flat note? Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Taylor Swift performs at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 9, 2014 in Singapore.

    The 24-year-old stood up for the future of music in her op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, saying he believes there's still value in albums

  • Crumbs secures financing from investor group Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 9:58 AM ET
    Marcus Lemonis plans to provide financing for the struggling cupcake chain as a prelude to an acquisition.

    Crumbs secured financing from a investor group—a prelude to the joint venture's goal of buying its assets out of bankruptcy and reopening.

  • Brazil leader sees no fallout from World Cup defeat Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff

    Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup will have no impact on the elections in October, President Dilma Rousseff predicts.

  • Craft beer has Carolina on its mind Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 7:05 AM ET
    The gold medal-winning Hop Drop ‘n Roll being readied for distribution at NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, N.C.

    The passage of "Pop the Cap" in 2005, local food movements, and arriving big craft brewers have poised N.C. as craft beer's new hotbed.

  • Lyft stalls NYC launch amid legal squabbles Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 PM ET
    A Lyft customer gets into a car on January 21, 2014 in San Francisco.

    For all the attention Lyft has drummed up from investors, government regulators in New York are far from impressed.

  • Burberry investors vote down CEO's big pay deal Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    Christopher Bailey attends the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at The Serpentine Gallery in London.

    Burberry shareholders rejected a 20 million pound remuneration package for its new chief executive, Christopher Bailey. The Financial Times reports.

  • Macro pressures intense for consumers: Pro  Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Discussing if consumers are to blame for retailers' poor performances, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial, and Ed Yruma, Keybanc Capital Markets, provide perspective.

  • Retail rut  Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Several retailers are blaming a consumer funk for negative earnings news. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports.

  • Retail rut? CEOs blame the economy Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    A shopper carries his bags along Lincoln Road Mall in Miami, Beach Florida.

    If not the weather, what can retail CEOs blame for sluggish traffic? It's the economy, some say.

  • One grocery's chain answer to a cutthroat industry Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Lowes Foods grocery store in Clemmons, NC.

    Grocers must create an "in-store sensory experience...that can't be packaged and delivered by mail," an expert says.