Although Carnival shares rose ahead of its conference call on Friday, they turned lower amid concerns that demand for the Costa brand may be slow to recover, one analyst told CNBC.
For entrepreneurs venturing into the small business territory, launching a franchise can offer security through national brand recognition, economies of scale and access to proven formulas for success. A new report lists six franchise industries with promising outlooks.
Although Apple’s new iPad lacks two new features that one senior research analyst had been hoping for, he is not changing his estimates or expectations for the tech giant’s stock.
Consumers are in the driver’s seat as retailers move away from wardrobe staples and shift to fashion-forward pieces while planning their upcoming fall inventories, industry analysts said.
With the S&P 500 index posting its best February since 1998 and the Nasdaq Composite Index crossing 3,000 for the first time since 2000, is now the time to take profits and run before a possible correction? Two strategists shared their thoughts with CNBC on Thursday.
Bargain-seeking consumers fueled a 63-percent surge in coupon redemption last year as they increasingly turned to the Internet and their smartphones for deals, according to new data from Coupons.org.
On the heels of Comcast’s announcement that it will launch a video-streaming service, one analyst thinks Netflix could face a “difficult future” from additional rivals unless it scales back its spending.
Moody’s will likely downgrade some of the credit ratings of 17 global and 114 European financial institutions, but the downgrades likely will not result in a worse-case scenario, one analyst told CNBC.
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."
April's expected bounce won't give a true reading on consumer demand, and it won't likely save the quarter.
Marissa Webb will become the Gap-owned brand's creative director and executive vice president of design, effective April 28.
Victoria's Secret's annual fashion show will head to London this year.