The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment slid to 89 in April from 91 in March. Richard Curtin, chief economist of the Michigan surveys, said consumers may have been troubled this month "by growing uncertainty about the economic policies advocated by various presidential candidates." AAA says the average U.S. price of a gallon of... » Read More
Consumers are feeling much more confident about the economy, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli.
In the decade since K-Mart and Sears merged, both companies are struggling to keep customers coming back. Paul Swinand, Morningstar analyst, explains what he believes is holding them back, and where they're headed from here.
Goldman Sachs recently upped its target on the S&P 500, but Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners doesn't agree and makes the argument that a market correction could come soon. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the "Futures Now" traders. (1:46)
Tim Leach, CIO at U.S. Bank Wealth Management Group & Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group discuss what the impact of Fed pulling the plug on QE might be on the US equities.
With all eyes on the Federal Reserve, this trader reveals the levels that gold traders will be watching closely.
The Wall Street Journal¿s Jon Hilsenrath predicts what Fed Chairman Bernanke will say when he testifies before Congress and what the Fed minutes will say about the end of qualitative easing, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Americans think that a family of four needs to bring in at least $58,000 a year to get by in their community, a new Gallup survey finds.
Find out why this pro trader sees more trouble for gold.
Neil Dutta is head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research, and he really disagrees with what Jim Iuorio tells him about the Fed's involvement in the housing market. Watch him explain to Iuorio why he's wrong. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital said Japan will have to print more and more money, which will lead to a record-high price for gold. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the "Futures Now" traders.
Analysts have been forecasting difficult times for the video game industry. But Take Two has managed to buck that outlook. Strauss Zelnick, chairman & CEO at Take-Two Interactive, explains how.
James West of the Midas Letter says that gold is a way better bet than 10-year Treasurys, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
RBC's Robert Sluymer says that investors are better off selling the S&P than buying in -- and the reason is all in the chart, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Adrian Schmidt, FX strategist at Lloyds Bank, expects the U.S.'s recovery to strengthen but warns that "it won't break any record".
Thanks to more efficient operations and compelling product, both consumers and investors are falling back into the Gap, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
Retail sales rose unexpectedly last month, up a tenth of a percent. Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors, weighs in.
The Supreme Court has given seed companies a big boost today, CNBC's Jane Wells reports.
Sticking to business in the US and not expanding overseas could be a recipe for success, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
Anthony Grisanti and Jim Iuorio agree that gold is setting up for a big move -- they just disagree on which way it will go! Watch them do battle on whether gold will crash or rally. With CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.
Famed technician Louise Yamada says now that the S&P has surpassed its 2000 and 2007 highs, we could be in the new phases of a structural bull market, with CNBC's Mandy Drury and the Futures Now Traders.