Consumer Discretionary


  • Automakers rev up for Beijing Auto Show  Monday, 12 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Eunice Yoon visits the Beijing Auto Show to see how automakers are gearing up to compete in one of the world's largest car markets.

  • Texas delegation woos Sriracha plant Monday, 12 May 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    As the makers of Sriracha battle to stay open in California, legislators from Texas are wooing them to move to the Lone Star State—USAT.

  • More airlines sending movies to fliers' gadgets Monday, 12 May 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    United is rolling out an in-flight entertainment system that fliers can access on their own personal electronic devices.

  • Family sues GM for concealing evidence  Monday, 12 May 2014 | 3:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the Melton family has filed a new lawsuit against General Motors accusing the automaker of concealing evidence.

  • Movin' on up and out: Food truck mania dies down Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    Mexicue food truck

    Amid financial challenges and stiff competition, some food truck operators are scaling back street vending. Is this the end of an era?

  • Crowdsharing comes to driveways of San Francisco Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    SpotOn Parking aims to be a San Francisco salvation for drivers circling the block.

  • Buzzfeed COO and president to step down Monday, 12 May 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    Jon Steinberg

    Buzzfeed's Jon Steinberg will be stepping down as president and COO, the company said Monday.

  • Texas hot for Sriracha plant  Monday, 12 May 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods got into a dispute with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors. CNBC's Scott Cohn has the details.

  • 'A whole new ball game for Chrysler': Analyst Monday, 12 May 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Jeep vehicles are offered for sale at the Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership in Chicago, Illinois.

    Fiat Chrysler's results are the latest indication the automaker has transitioned into a company on the cusp of major growth.

  • On sidelines of Target: Pro  Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Discussing the play on retail stocks, including Target and Macy's, and whether consumer spending is picking up, with Steve Kernkraut, Durban Capital Management.

  • Exec pay jumps at Wal-Mart as shoppers struggle Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    In a rough year for many of its shoppers, adjusted financial results meant higher incentive pay for some of its executives, NYT reports.

  • Comcast partners with Asian carriers, eyes mobile Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Comcast is giving two Asian mobile firms access to its WiFi hot spots in the US, illustrating its ambitions to compete with US wireless carriers.

  • Former Sears exec calls for retailer to liquidate Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    Customers leave a Sears store in Chicago.

    Steven Dennis says it's time for the company to "stop the charade and embrace the inevitable."

  • Banks within Wal-Mart stores collecting high fees Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    The independent banks Wal-Mart houses inside its stores pay some of the highest bank fees, according to a report.

  • Hop prices soar as US craft beer boom takes off Monday, 12 May 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    The craze for the microbrews made by small independent brewers has led to a scramble for hops, the Financial Times reports.

  • Sriracha war heats up  Monday, 12 May 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods has been battling with the city council of Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Painful lessons from Target's massive data breach Sunday, 11 May 2014 | 1:08 PM ET
    A Target customer prepares to sign a credit card slip.

    Data breaches can threaten executives' jobs, even those of bosses not formally charged with data security. Here's what all managers need to know.

  • 7 of the most expensive weddings for guests Saturday, 10 May 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Being a wedding guest could set you back more than $500. Why watching someone else saying "I do" is getting more expensive.

  • VW's Scania takeover: Why it makes sense  Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Mike Tyndall, autos analyst at Barclays, discusses Volkswagen's takeover bid for Scania and why it could be good for the German carmaker.

  • The rise of beauty e-commerce in Asia  Sunday, 11 May 2014 | 9:46 PM ET

    Alexis Horowitz Burdick, Founder of Luxola, outlines opportunities in Southeast Asia's e-commerce space. She also discusses her expansion plans beyond its home market of Singapore.