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Buoyed by a nascent housing recovery, homebuilder stocks have risen dramatically this year — a positive trend that one analyst forecasts will continue, provided the mortgage interest rate deduction isn't eliminated.
McDonald's same-store sales turned positive in November, but one analyst cautioned investors against thinking that this one-month reversal necessarily represents a new trend.
As the holiday season chugs through its traditionally slower period following the Black Friday rush, retailers are pulling out all the stops to drive consumer traffic to brick-and-mortar stores.
Bloomingdale's is attaching chunky plastic tags to some dresses to fight "wardrobing."
McDonald's says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes $5 items could be launched nationally this year.
In a move to boost its light beer brand, Heineken is tweaking the taste with a popular hops.
The battle to boost the minimum wage escalated Thursday when fast food workers in 50 cities walked off the job.
Christina Cheddar Berk is editor of CNBC.com's Consumer Nation and chief trend spotter.
Courtney is a retail reporter for CNBC.
Tom is a Senior Editor and Assignment Desk Manager for CNBC TV. He also writes about the business of beer for CNBC.com.
Stephanie Landsman is one of the producers of CNBC's 5pm ET show "Fast Money."
If not the weather, what can retail CEOs blame for sluggish traffic? It's the economy, some say.
Grocers must create an "in-store sensory experience...that can't be packaged and delivered by mail," an expert says.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at whether the economy is to blame for the recent retail rut. And the FMHR crew reveal their best retails plays.