Consumer Discretionary


  • 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 in Miami.

    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.

  • Candy crush! Checkout treats banned here Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 9:28 AM ET

    UBritain's Tesco has pledged to remove checkout confectionery from all stores before the end of 2014, amid rising concern over health and well-being.

  • Renting a car? GM recalls may affect you, too Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    General Motors has recalled more than 13 million cars so far this year, which means fewer cars available on the rental lots for travelers.

  • Best Buy sees weak same-store sales for 2 quarters Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    Best Buy posted quarterly results that topped Wall Street expectations, but the company handed in weak same-store sales guidance.

  • How long will market tolerate BBY's weak top line?  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Company, breaks down Best Buy's quarterly numbers and explains why the fourth quarter matters, as competition with Wal-Mart heats up.

  • Ulmart's model better than Amazon's: CEO  Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    Dmitry Kostygin, chaiman of Ulmart, describes the group's operations as the "next generation" of internet retailing and says Amazon will probably switch to Ulmart's model in the next couple years.

  • Infiniti Q50 launches in Hong Kong on Thursday  Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 8:31 PM ET

    Johan De Nysschen, President of Infiniti, explains why the automaker's new model will be a good fit for the Hong Kong market.

  • Cramer: Food for thought on GrubHub stock Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 6:27 PM ET

    Considering shares spiked in the first days of trade and then turned lower, what does Jim Cramer think of GrubHub?