After retiring from his perch atop the late-night TV ratings in 2014, comedian Jay Leno has more time to partake in one of his passions: collecting cars. That is the focus of "Jay Leno's Garage," which showcases the "Tonight Show" veteran's journey throughout America as he searches for unique rides and the stories behind them. Leno explores different aspects of automobiles, including the history of iconic brands, testing supercars, checking out the latest innovations, and even offering consumer advice. He also talks with fellow gearheads, including celebrities, to learn about their collections. Leno says cars, to him, are "kinetic artwork" -- rather than being stagnant, it is art that is "rolling down the highway."
"Squawk on the Street" is headquartered live on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, where the all-important opening bell rings every day. With the exclusive Eye on the Floor wireless cameras at the NYSE, CNBC takes viewers onto the floor of the exchange, right to the posts where the biggest companies in the world trade. In addition, the exclusive Tick by Tick charts track the action of every trade of every stock. The show also features exclusive coverage from the floor of the CME Group in Chicago, giving viewers the treasury, currency and commodity action in real time. In addition, "Squawk on the Street" is on the air when the closing bells ring throughout Europe, which has proven to be very volatile and has a major impact on all U.S.-based markets.
Anything can happen between the bells of the trading day. But what happens during the last hour could be what matters most. CNBC's "Closing Bell" guides viewers through that important hour and takes a close-up look at how the markets are moving, what's driving them and how investors are reacting. Live coverage includes reports from the CME Group, NASDAQ and the NYSE. Analysts, money managers and CEOs explain their strategies, share opinions, and provide an inside perspective on breaking news stories. In addition, "Closing Bell" provides instant analysis of corporate profit reports, as soon as they break, during the quarterly earning seasons. Features include interviews with entrepreneurs, plus an inside look at how executives and high net worth individuals spend their time and money.
"Power Lunch" takes you through the heart of the business day, focusing on real-time market coverage, breaking news and up-to-the-instant stock information. The show delves into the economy, the markets, real estate, media and technology -- any place where there's money to be made. The program features daily contributions from the Nasdaq MarketSite's Times Square studio and coverage from CNBC's Post 9 position on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, as well as from CNBC's bureaus around the world. "Power Lunch" showcases the best stories of the day from CNBC's roster of digital and television journalists.
Airing before the stock markets even open, "Squawk Box" is a morning news and talk program on which the biggest names in business and politics discuss the day's stories. Anchored since late 2005 by Joe Kernen and Becky Quick, the series features reports from Washington, Silicon Valley, London and Hong Kong. "Squawk Box" is for everyone from the professional trader to the casual investor. Notable people from the worlds of business and politics often appear on the show as "guest hosts," questioning guests and offering their opinions on topics discussed.
Host Jim Cramer believes that there is always a bull market somewhere, and he wants to help you find it. "Mad Money" takes viewers inside the mind of one of Wall Street's most respected and successful money managers for free. Jim is your personal guide through the confusing jungle of Wall Street investing, navigating through opportunities and pitfalls with one goal in mind -- to help you make money. "Mad Money" features the unmatched, fiery opinions of Jim Cramer and the popular Lightning Round, in which Cramer gives his buy, sell and hold opinions on stocks to callers.
Airing live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, "Squawk Alley" brings viewers everything they need to know when it comes to the intersection of Wall Street and technology. From prominent names in the venture capital world to executives from tech companies and disruptors that are reshaping how the world operates, viewers hear the news from here first. "Squawk Alley" is the place where stories of innovation and disruption collide with capital markets and the global economy.
Faster than a New York minute, Host Melissa Lee and the "Fast Money" traders give viewers the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, enabling them to make decisions that can make them money. The "Fast Money" five gives the audience the news, as only the savviest traders can, with an angle that won't be seen until tomorrow's papers.
"Fast Money Halftime Report" is on the front lines of CNBC's market coverage. Host Scott Wapner and the Street's top investors get to the heart of the action as it's happening and help set the agenda for the rest of the day.
Stacy Keach narrates this dissection of the dark side of the American Dream, a survey of how far some people go to become rich, no matter the cost to themselves and those around them. Real-life cases are reviewed and involve such criminal activity as credit card scams, identity theft, counterfeiting and Ponzi schemes.
Anchor Brian Sullivan informs viewers about business stories that have global significance. The conversations include analysis of business and investor trends in international markets. Covering local stories with international significance, reports come in from sites such as New York, Mumbai, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai, and special guests appear.
CNBC's global headquarters provides market and business analysis live, as well as up-to-the-minute market transactions. Anchors Brian Sullivan, Amanda Drury and Herb Greenberg read the signs on Wall Street, looking for under-the-radar stocks and market trends that can help viewers make wise investments.
Being the chairman and CEO of multibillion-dollar corporation Camping World takes up a lot of Marcus Lemonis' time. But when he's not running the company, he's searching for struggling businesses in need of cash. Lemonis tries to help turn each company around by offering cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. Now he's bringing that process to TV with this series, in which he puts millions of dollars of his own money on the line. Once he's working with the company, he does whatever is necessary to save the business and make a profit for himself -- even if it means firing the president. Although some of his changes could be considered radical, the companies should be willing to go along with them because in the last 10 years, Lemonis has successfully turned around more than 100 companies. To quote the not-so-humble Lemonis, "When I have skin in the game, my way is the only way your business will survive."
"Options Action" features option traders from some of the top firms on Wall Street. Each week, they gather for a fast-paced, half-hour show that focuses on how to increase profits and limit losses using common option techniques. Fresh from the trading desk, the "Options Action" panel demystifies the daunting terminology often used when talking about options and simplifies this fast-growing and crucial corner of the market.
"Secret Lives of the Super Rich" perhaps can be summed up as: " `Cribs,' featuring people who probably have never used the word to describe their homes." The series opens the gates to some of the world's most-luxurious mansions to give viewers VIP access to a world that is usually open only to the wealthiest of the wealthy. Featured abodes include the largest home in America, a $150 million megamansion and exclusive properties in the nation's richest town.
Some inventions make lots of money for the people who create them, but others are less successful and eventually given up on by their inventors. In this series, some of those unsuccessful products are given a second chance to gain popularity. Engineers scour the country in search of items they think can make it big. They then locate the inventors, giving them resources and advice that can help take the products to the next level. After building, testing and perfecting the products, the inventors are given the opportunity to pitch their improved products with the ultimate goal of getting them on the market -- giving the inventors a second chance at making millions from their ideas.
"Adventure Capitalists" can succinctly be described as "Shark Tank" for outdoor enthusiasts. In each hourlong episode, hopeful entrepreneurs pitch the investors -- the titular "adventure capitalists" -- their ideas for new outdoor products. The investors then head out into the world, going on expeditions through a variety of challenging terrains, to experience the products firsthand to see if they live up to the entrepreneurs' claims. If the tests are successful, the potential backers can choose to make a large investment in each product. The investors who have the option to change the entrepreneurs' lives include former NFL player and TV host Dhani Jones, former Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom and American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East.
Some people are born into a rich family and inherit millions of dollars. Other people aren't wealthy by birth and need to work hard to earn their own millions. That latter group can be divided further by job, into groups of white-collar millionaires and blue-collar millionaires. It's those blue-collar workers who have worked their way up the money ladder who are the focus of his half-hour series. The docuseries profiles men and women who have made their fortunes through a can-do mindset and hard work, often having to roll up their sleeves -- metaphorically, at least, if not literally. The show also highlights how they spend their hard-earned money when having fun off the clock.
Since launching "The Profit" in 2013, serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis has expanded his portfolio of businesses significantly, having invested in a number of companies on the series. Now, he's searching for a partner who can help him manage his rapidly expanding empire. To find that person, Marcus is sticking with the same format that has led to his business expansion: a reality show. Although thousands of hopefuls from across America applied for the position, only 10 people have been invited to Chicago to take part in the final interview process, which plays out over the course of five episodes of "The Partner." At stake for the contestant who ultimately emerges victorious is the aforementioned role with Lemonis' company, which includes a $500,000 contract and an equity stake in the enterprise. Lemonis says he is looking for someone with the same drive and passion as the entrepreneurs with whom he has partnered.
New Orleans-based real estate developer Sidney Torres has developed properties totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in his career. With this series, he offers his expertise -- and money - to help distressed developers who need assistance. After striking a deal with the property owner, which includes getting a piece of the property and a percentage of the profits, Torres does whatever is needed to get the property out of the red, even if doing so requires getting rid of the existing contractors and doing the work himself. Torres falls back on all of his experience to get the properties, which range from single-family homes to multiunit developments, back on track.