Consumer & Retail Digital Original Video


  • A man shows his just purchased lottery tickets from the Blue Bird Liquor store in Hawthorne, California

    In 2010, the two major lottery organizations in the U.S. — Mega Millions and Powerball — struck a deal to sell both tickets in each others' states. States take major chunks of winnings in tax revenue, but some critics question the efficacy and ethics of using lotteries to bolster public coffers. Watch this video to find out more about America's lottery system.

  • Changing jobs doesn't have to mean breaking the bank. Depending on your goal, you might be able to train for a new industry without going into debt. Focus on these five steps to help you land your next gig.

  • Financial advisors are encouraging millennials to invest in Roth IRAs.

    Financial historian and Stanford professor Niall Ferguson admits he lost fifty percent on an investment he made in 2018. But he believes that kind of risk isn't such a big a deal, so long as you don't bet the house. Here's his best advice on how to begin investing your money.

  • Harley-Davidson may be the biggest name in American motorcycles, but the U.S. market is aging and shrinking. The massive and growing markets of India and southeast Asia offer hope. But the legendary maker of big iron 'hogs' faces fierce competition and needs to make smaller and cheaper bikes that its most loyal fans might not recognize.

  • Amazon has shattered traditional brick-and-mortar stores across sectors, but there's one retail giant that still stands amid the rapidly changing retail market: Best Buy. In 2012, the electronics chain almost went under. Then, somehow, it didn't.

  • How to budget money

    The more you track your spending, the better you'll get at honing in on your monthly expenses. Making a budget is easy and can help set you on the path to financial security.

  • Take these money steps now before your baby arrives

    A new baby can have a major impact on your finances. If you're hoping to grow your family next year, make these five money moves now to prepare.

  • The General Motors logo on the world headquarters building is shown September 17, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.

    In 2017, General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, with brands like Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Buick, made one of its boldest moves yet. It sold its European Opel and Vauxhall brand to the French automaker PSA. It was the end of an era for GM, which had first ventured into Europe nearly 90 years before.

  • In 2017, Italian eyewear behemoth Luxottica announced a merger with Essilor, a French lenses manufacturer. The $49 billion merger furthered Luxottica's entrance into all facets of eyewear, from design, to manufacturing, to retail. Though the merger was approved by several major international trade commissions, including the U.S.' FTC, some antitrust experts question if the move will help consumers, or entrench the industry standard in which glasses cost hundreds of dollars.

  • Compound interest is either the easiest way to double or even triple your savings, or a sure-fire ticket to bankruptcy. Watch the video to find out more.

  • A beginner's guide to credit card rewards

    Banks compete for business by offering perks when you sign up for their cards and then swipe them — a dynamic that's been heating up lately. Here are simple ways to get the most out of your credit cards.

  • Sterile water is prepared for a one dose bottle of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine.

    Vaccines are one of the biggest successes of modern medicine. They save up to 3 million people worldwide every year. From research and discovery to product development, it can cost up to a billion dollars to make one vaccine, and that process — can last up to 15 years. During the past few decades the number of companies producing vaccines has dwindled to just a handful. The four big drug companies that now dominate the market are Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur and GlaxoSmithKline.

  • Initially used to treat high-blood pressure, Viagra was introduced to the erectile dysfunction market in the late 1990s. It has averaged sales of over a billion dollars each year. However, in late 2017, parent company Pfizer lost exclusive rights to Viagra, opening the door to a flood of generics.

  • Savings accounts vs Money Market accounts. How to choose.

    Your grandma tells you to "Save your money!" but how do you decide where to keep your money? Here's what you should be looking at when picking between savings and money market accounts.

  • 20-somethings may be reluctant to invest their hard-earned cash. Watch this video to find out why you should take the leap.

  • Kristina Baum, center, and her parents

    CNBC + Acorns recently asked Americans what they were saving for as part of a #SavingUpContest, which was meant to encourage conversations around saving and investing money, as well as to challenge people to be more mindful of their habits. Here are the ten winning responses.