Consumer Discretionary


  • The best—and worst—excuses for calling in sick Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:51 AM ET
    Uh, hey [cough, cough], boss. I'm not going to be able to, uh, [cough] make it in today.

    Ah, summer Fridays! Former trader Raj Mahal offers up the best and worst excuses for calling in sick.

  • May see NFL games online in 2-5 years: Jets owner Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    NFL games broadcast directly online might happen fairly soon, Jets Owner Woody Johnson tells CNBC. He also commented on why the team passed on Johnny Football.

  • Redefining future of car buying     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    Scott Painter, Truecar.com CEO, discusses the company's Nasdaq debut and explains the TrueCar platform.

  • Hotel, airfare prices rise as more plan summer travel Friday, 16 May 2014 | 10:45 AM ET
    Lesia, Greg and Evan Bryant in New York City during their three-week road trip.

    The recession finally appears to be in the rear-view mirror for American travelers, many of whom will even indulge in upgrades, according to new industry reports.

  • Cramer: These two retailers have the 'pulse' Friday, 16 May 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    Nordstrom Rack store in New York City.

    Wal-Mart had execution problems and Kohl's has been rebranding itself, leaving two retailers room to rise above the competition, Jim Cramer says.

  • Queen Mary 2's 10th anniversary     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    The Queen Mary 2 will depart Brooklyn, New York, today for a special 10th anniversary transatlantic crossing. David Dingle, Cunard Line CEO, explains how the mighty ocean liner is celebrating her anniversary.

  • Recreating GM ignition shutdown     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    GM has issued 16 recalls this year, including more than 2.5 million cars for ignition switch problems in which some vehicles would simply shutdown. CNBC's Phil LeBeau recreates one of these shutdowns.

  • JCP's strategic return to profitability     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Can CEO Mike Ullman return JC Penney to growth and profitability? Michael Binetti, UBS equity research analyst, and Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors, discuss the quarterly earnings beat for retailers JC Penney and Nordstrom.

  • Bike-sharing booming in US cities Saturday, 17 May 2014 | 9:57 AM ET
    Seattle's bike-share program will roll out in September with help from a $2.5 million sponsorship from Alaska Airlines.

    Despite some financial and legal challenges, bike-sharing programs continue to roll out in cities throughout North America.

  • World's fastest ocean liner turns 10 Friday, 16 May 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    Queen Mary 2 in New York harbor

    The Carnival-owned Queen Mary 2 docked in New York City for anniversary celebrations.

  • Darden sells Red Lobster for $2.1B     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the sale of Red Lobster by Darden Restaurants to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion in cash. Cramer says this is a strong transaction for Darden and the buyback is going to be aggressive.

  • Cramer: JCP & JWN have the pulse     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team digs into the earnings of retailers J.C. Penney and Nordstrom. Cramer says J.C. Penney CEO Mike Ullman is the real deal and could resurrect the company.

  • New Pinterest funding raises valuation to WHAT?! Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:44 AM ET
    The social media effect: Retailers continue to be a big beneficiary of Pinterest.

    Pinterest has raised a new $200 million round of funding that gives it a valuation of $5 billion, the photo pin-up site said on Thursday.

  • Darden sells Red Lobster for $2.1 billion Friday, 16 May 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a Red Lobster restaurant in New York.

    Darden Restaurants on Friday said it agreed to sell its struggling Red Lobster restaurant chain to Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion.

  • Bojangles' expansion beyond the South? Exec dishes Friday, 16 May 2014 | 7:51 AM ET

    'I think we could go up and down the East Coast, further west, and maybe the Midwest,' said one Bojangles' executive.

  • What did GM know and when did they know it?     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides a preview of CNBC's special documentary that looks into General Motor's faulty ignition switch that took years to uncover and eventually recall.

  • GM: Nightmare on the road     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the criminal probe by the Justice Department on General Motor's faulty ignition switch which lead to at least 13 deaths and 31 accidents.

  • Fewer rich Russians hit this luxury brand Friday, 16 May 2014 | 5:58 AM ET

    Fewer wealthy Russians have been shopping in Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo's European stores, its CEO told CNBC.

  • Top NYT editor fired over pay? Publisher says no Friday, 16 May 2014 | 5:20 AM ET
    Jill Abramson

    The abrupt firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was about her management style and not a disagreement over pay, the publisher said.

  • US retailers to bounce back in Q2: Macquarie     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Liz Dunn, Senior Analyst, Consumer Sector at Macquarie Capital, believes retailers will stage a comeback in the second quarter as sales strengthen on warmer weather.