Analysts and investors weighed in on whether Amazon is a threat to Netflix and whether Wal-Mart can take on Amazon this week. They also discussed their bank and restaurant stock picks. Find out more in this weekly CNBC.com Stock Blog roundup.
NPD Group's September videogame retail numbers tell a very clear story: Gamers are waiting for new consoles, and free mobile games are raising the bar for retail sales.
Citigroup’s strategists have moved to “overweight” on U.S. equities and see the S&P 500 ending 2013 at 1,615.
Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including Canada's new beer barons, Guinness Airlines and really, really cold beer.
Despite the eye rolling that occurs when shoppers see Christmas decorations next to Halloween candy, shoppers are starting their holiday shopping earlier to soften the holiday’s blow on their budget.
If you loved “Surprised Kitty” or “Sneezing Baby Panda” on YouTube but quickly opened another Internet browser at work so it didn’t look like you were slacking, you can come out of the closet, cute animal lovers. Now, looking at cute animals is work-related!
Bank stocks fell Friday afternoon along with the broader market as concerns over Europe's debt crisis returned. JPMorgan (JPM) stock dropped 1.5% even though the country's largest bank by assets reported $5.7 billion in third quarter profits, up 34% from a year ago.
Accidental calls have become "an epidemic" to an already strained 911 emergency call system.
Lloyd Blankfein is not alone: Others on Wall Street share his belief that if Washington resolves the fiscal cliff issues, it could be a major market boost.
Politics is not generally a fact-based realm, and last night's VP debate was no exception. According to Robert Farley, the Deputy Managing Editor of FactCheck.org, both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan stretched or stomped all over the truth during the debate.
If you believe in this recovery, you should be looking beyond the builders to the more than 30 sectors that benefit directly from housing.
Suggestion box programs fail not because of a lack of initial employee interest or enthusiasm. They fail because the process for managing and following up on the submitted ideas isn’t as rigorous as it needs to be.
With two debates down and two to go, there's a lot of talk about who's winning and losing, about "style points" and, of course, intense scrutiny on what's been said. But let's take a moment to reflect on what hasn't been discussed or hasn't gotten nearly enough attention at the halfway point of the debate cycle.
Before ecommerce grew into retail’s top buzz word and changed the way consumers shop and brands advertise, there was the catalog.
This month's employment report was particularly exciting given the bipolar analysis dependent on the political leanings of commentators.
Central bankers have re-inflated the wedge between weak fundamentals and high market prices, but there is a limit to how long prices can deviate from fundamentals, Pimco's CEO says.
Hedge funds are having one of their worst performing years in over a decade. Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that hedge funds are posting their smallest gains since 1997, and through the third quarter this year advanced just over 3% while the S&P 500 (GSPC) gained 13%.
Call it "playing hooky," "taking a mental health day" or "pulling a Ferris Bueller," but any way you slice it, there are fibbers among us who call in sick when they are not. Here are some of the most outrageous excuses.
From indispensable to just-for-fun, 10 websites that you should consider bookmarking, according to The New York Times.
Could it be that we’re tired of driving the same car or truck for five or six years and have decided it’s time for a new ride in the driveway?