Consumer Discretionary


  • Retail imports spike on dockworker strike fears Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    A Hapag-Lloyd AG container ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California, April 8, 2014.

    With a labor contract set to expire for West Coast dockworkers, retailers are moving up delivery of their back-to-school and holiday shipments.

  • Analyze Yodaspeak you will Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:55 PM ET

    "Star Wars" fans are turning phrases into Yodaspeak and Grammarly has come up with rules for speaking like the small Jedi. They call it "yodifying."

  • Inside Cramer's restaurant  Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer gives "Power Lunch" a tour of his Mexican restaurant Bar San Miguel in Brooklyn.

  • Should investors step on the gas for this IPO? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    TrueCar web page

    If there is one purchase that consumers would like to simplify, it’s buying a car. TrueCar, a recent IPO, may have cracked the code.

  • Ford's outgoing CEO looks ahead to global growth Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Newly appointed Ford CEO Mark Fields, left, addresses the audience alongside Alan Mulally at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Wilmington, Del., May 8, 2014.

    As Ford CEO Alan Mulally prepares to retire on July 1, he looks forward to growth of the automobile company as a global brand.

  • How rich you'd be if you were an Uber angel Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Inside a UberX taxi, Washington, D.C.

    Even though it hasn't announced plans to go public, the car hailing service has already made a handful of early investors uber-rich.

  • More affordable luxury: Coach ramping up discounts Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Coach will start offering discounts on its handbags at its full-price stores in the U.S.

  • Could GM CEO emerge with her reputation intact? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks at a press conference to provide an update on GM's internal investigation into the ignition switch recall at the General Motors Technical Center on June 5, 2014 in Warren, Michigan.

    Barra won kudos for her efforts to be transparent while pushing for much-needed changes within GM's flawed culture.

  • Chrysler recalls 10,700 SUVs Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    2014 Jeep Cherokees

    Chrysler said it was recalling about 10,700 SUVs to fix a defect that leads to unintended acceleration in cruise-control mode.

  • Alan Mulally: Fields will take Ford flying  Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company president & CEO, discusses the leadership of incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields.

  • Alan Mulally's farewell tour  Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and Phil LeBeau speak to Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company president & CEO, about the automaker's progress during his tenure and Ford's investment in the China market.

  • Oops! Hertz to restate 3 years of financial results Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Hertz Global Holdings said it would restate financial results for the past three years to correct accounting errors from 2011.

  • Wal-Mart's annual shareholders meeting  Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on the hot topics at Wal-Mart's annual meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas, where CEO Doug McMillon shares his vision for the company.

  • Wal-Mart appoints Walton relative vice chairman Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 8:06 AM ET
    Doug McMillon, Walmart

    Wal-Mart's appointment of 44-year-old Penner puts him in a position to succeed Chairman Rob Walton, his 69-year-old father-in-law.

  • Fuggedaboutit! 'Game of Thrones' tops 'Sopranos' Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    "Game of Thrones"

    "Game of Thrones," HBO's Emmy-award winning fantasy epic, has surpassed "The Sopranos" as its most popular series ever, the cable network said.

  • Why you should still invest in Asos  Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Adam Cochrane, retail analyst at UBS, says he still has a buy rating on Asos despite the profit warning as the group remains the "best U.K. retailer" and because of its investment strategy in other markets.

  • Tai Tong: Consistency was our biggest challenge  Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 12:52 AM ET

    Charles Chen-I Hsu, Chairman of Tai Tong Food & Beverage Group, explains why consistency was the firm's main challenge when it started its business in 1990.

  • Nano-materials in Dunkin Donuts' products?  Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:46 PM ET

    Andrew Behar, CEO of shareholder advocacy group As You Sow, explains why it is calling for an investigation into the risks of nano-materials used in Dunkin Donuts' products.

  • Prada sales decline is surprising: Analyst  Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:36 PM ET

    Paul Swinand, Equity Analyst at Morningstar, highlights the strengths of the Italian luxury brand, which was unable to boost first-quarter retail sales.

  • How Dunkin' Brands is luring the lunch crowd  Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:47 PM ET

    Nigel Travis, Chairman and CEO, Dunkin' Brands, introduces a new product - the flatbread sandwich - and its role in the firm's push into the lunchtime market.