WASHINGTON— Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index, released Wednesday, rose to 91.3 in November from 90 in the previous month. "The insistence of consumers on discounts in...» Read More
Darrell Cronk, Wells Fargo Private Bank, explains why he is still cautious on financial stocks.
Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group, says due to low temperatures for this time of year, it has been harder for retailers to sell spring merchandise.
Abnormally cold weather curbs consumer demand for spring goods and apparel, but some companies, including drug chains and dollar stores, are benefiting from the spring’s delay.
Former hedge fund manager Mark Dow explains why the gold trade seems a little frothy, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Peter Schiff tells CNBC.com's "Futures Now" where he thinks gold is heading next. (0:55)
From the pits, the "Futures Now" traders explain what's putting downward pressure on the yellow metal, with Euro Pacific's Peter Schiff, CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
The S&P come within 0.06 points of crossing its all-time closing high, set in October 2007. Robert Doll, Nuveen Asset Management, weighs in.
Barbara Marcin, Gabelli Dividend & Income Fund portfolio manager; Michael Santoli, senior columnist, Yahoo Finance, and CNBC's John Harwood discuss this week's activity in Washington, including the politics of the DOMA case, the possibility of a "grand bargain" between the White House and Congress, the future of the sequester and the impact of Obamacare.
Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, weighs in on the markets.
Pinnacle Foods is expected to price tonight. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the name behind Duncan Hines, Birdseye and other brand name foods is one of the most highly-anticipated IPOs this year.
Sales of Mercedes across America have been accelerating at twice the industry average so far this year, with Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes Benz U.S.A. The company is fighting BMW for younger buyers.
James Millstein, Chairman & CEO of Millstein & Co., says the problem in Europe is that the banks are too big to save. "These banks are four times the size of Cyprus' GDP," he says.
US Airways and American announced a merger last month to create the world's largest airline. Doug Parker, chairman & CEO of US Airways, offers insight.
The Chamber of Commerce announces the 100,000th hire in the veteran jobs initiative, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
Jared Bernstein, former chief economist & economic policy adviser to U.S. Vice-President Biden, says the U.S. government should focus on bipartisan cooperation to build on the nascent recovery instead of setting continual fiscal traps that slow down confidence growth.
Paul Donovan, global economist at UBS, tells CNBC that two years of negative growth in a row in the euro zone takes 'monumental policy incompetence to achieve'.
George Gero, precious metals strategist at RBC Capital Markets, discusses headwinds facing the yellow metal, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale University, explains why the housing recovery gets an OK grade, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Economist Robert Shiller tells "Futures Now" why it won't necessarily be clear sailing for the housing recovery. (3:10)
Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research; and Jim Dunigan, PNC Wealth Management, discuss how the morning's economic data will impact the markets.