Business Strategy


  • Starboard nominated a full slate of 12 candidates to Darden's board. CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jeffrey Smith, Starboard Value CEO, about the fight to take over Darden. Smith says Darden's plan to separate Red Lobster was flawed and the wrong idea. The board continues to make decisions that destroy shareholder value, says Smith.

  • As American as Apple Inc.? Hang on a minute ... Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Companies like to say "What's good for American business is good for America." But there's a question we need to ask first.

  • Microsoft's 'full power' Surface Pro 3  Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    CNBC's John Fortt and Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft VP, showcase Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3. Mehdi explains the capabilities of the new device and explains how they plan to market the tablet.

  • Twitch owns gaming genre: Pro  Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Discussing the potential deal between Google and video game streaming service Twitch, and what the deal would mean for YouTube, with Dan Porter, former CEO of OMG Pop. Porter says this is about building the live capabilities of what YouTube has and this is bigger than a billion dollar deal.

  • McDonald's 'creepy' new mascot  Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports McDonald's has a new mascot called "Happy" designed to promote healthy eating, and Burger King launches a new tagline.

  • Stop beating up companies over foreign deals Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Instead of criticizing foreign deals, we should be talking about corporate-tax reform to bring business—and jobs—back to the US, says Jake Novak.

  • Pfizer's final bid rejected  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    $117 billion was not enough for AstraZeneca. CNBC's Meg Tirrell looks at Pfizer and AstraZeneca's stocks.

  • Next big takeover  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg plays a game of "deal or no deal" and rounds up potential next takeover targets.

  • Shaping 3D printing's future  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Peter Weijmarshausen, Shapeways CEO, unveils a one piece, full-color CNBC logo created on a Shapeways 3D printer. Weijmarshausen also discusses the emerging 3D printing marketplace.

  • When Alibaba may go public  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Alibaba expects to hear back from the SEC around June 7th with questions or comments about its business model and reveals when the e-commerce giant could go public.

  • Design of Pepsi 'Spire' machine  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Pepsi unveils its digital soda fountain "Spire." The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss how it could drive profits and growth.

  • Pepsi challenges Coke with 'Spire'  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Pepsi launched its new digital soda fountain, "Spire." CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi about the development of the new soda system and the issues it addresses.

  • Making it in Silicon Valley  Friday, 16 May 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    SupportPay helps divorced parents manage childhood expenses. Its founder and CEO Sherri Atwood, shares her entrepreneurial story.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kathy Ireland says 'women try to do it all'  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    Entrepreneur Kathy Ireland, CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, discusses her $2 billion brand, and the difference between men and women in business, at The Forbes Women's Summit.

  • Small business needs certainty  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    Sageworks chairman Brian Hamilton, provides an overall outlook to the health of small business. "Construction firms were the last people to the party," he says.

  • Inside track at the Wall Street Journal  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Gerard Baker, Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones editor-in-chief, weighs in on The New York Times replacing executive editor, Jill Abramson.

  • Companies focus on capex: Expert  Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Neil Hennessy, Hennessy Funds CIO, says he expects businesses will make a strategic shift and begin to spend idle cash.

  • Alibaba's 'mind blowing' scale  Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    Alex Ferrara, Bessemer Venture Partners, provides insight on growth and profitability expectations for Alibaba. Ferrara also talks about the risk of the Chinese government interfering in the company's business.