Consumer Discretionary


  • 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.

  • JC Penney results beat estimates; shares soar Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    A man looks at apparel at the J.C. Penney Co. store inside the Glendale Galleria shopping center in Glendale, California.

    JC Penney reported a quarterly loss and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • Everyone outworks Wal-Mart: Pro  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    Discussing Wal-Mart's quarterly miss, with Burt Flickinger, Strategic Resource Insight Group, who explains how the company's lack of leadership is to blame. CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides perspective.

  • WWE close to pinning down a new deal with NBCU Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson and John Cena in action during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

    World Wrestling Entertainment is near a deal with NBCUniversal that will allow it to continue airing major wrestling programs on its TV networks.

  • Amazon to roll out three children's TV shows Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Scene from Amazon's "Tumble Leaf"

    Amazon will launch three original children's TV shows this summer for Prime members on the company's instant video service.

  • T-Mobile makes wireless bet on Hispanic Americans Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    Univision Mobile, which will run on T-Mobile's network, will include unlimited international texting to select Latin American countries.

  • The 30-something behind a 100-year-old luxe cognac Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Distillers analyze cognac at Remy Martin.

    Remy Martin just appointed its youngest-ever cellar master—who's making spirits you won't drink until 2114.

  • Carplay: An iPhone on wheels gives cars an upgrade Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    Pioneer Electronics is bringing Apple's CarPlay technology onto your dashboard, making it possible to turn your car into an iPhone on wheels.

  • The shortage of farm workers and your grocery bill Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm in Holtville, Calif.

    Farmers will face a shortage of workers come harvest time. And the solution may not be as simple as immigration reform.

  • Apple's CarPlay upgrade  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a look at how Apple's partnership with Pioneer Electronics will infiltrate your dashboard.

  • Former CEO Cohen: Sears in terrible shape  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Mark Cohen, former Sears Canada CEO, weighs in on Sears potentially selling its stake in Sears Canada and the future of Sears Holding.