Economic Reports Consumer Confidence

  • Confidence Is 'Crucial' for Europe to Recover: Expert

    Holger Schmieding, chief economist at Berenberg Bank, discusses euro zone data and says that while there is not much the ECB can do, policy makers should send a signal of confidence.

  • Cautious on Financials: Pro

    Darrell Cronk, Wells Fargo Private Bank, explains why he is still cautious on financial stocks.

  • Cool Temperatures Cooled Sales: Retail Expert

    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.

  • Beware the Bubble: Mark Dow Slams Gold Bugs

    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.

  • Schiff: Today Not the Bottom for Gold

    Peter Schiff tells CNBC.com's "Futures Now" where he thinks gold is heading next. (0:55)

  • Here's What's Killing the Gold Trade

    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.

  • S&P Inches Away From All-Time Closing High

    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.

  • Politics as 'Unusual' in Washington?

    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.

  • Stocks Trim Early Losses

    Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, weighs in on the markets.

  • Pinnacle Prices IPO

    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.

  • Mercedes Battles for Younger Buyers

    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.

  • Euro Banks Too Big to Save: 'Turnaround Chief'

    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' Doug Parker on Future of Fares

    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.

  • Hiring Our Heroes: An Uphill Jobs Battle

    The Chamber of Commerce announces the 100,000th hire in the veteran jobs initiative, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.

  • 'Continual Fiscal Traps' Hurt US Confidence: Economist

    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.

  • Germany's Problem: It Exports to Europe

    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'.

  • RBC: Why Gold Can't Rally

    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.

  • Shiller: This Housing Recovery Gets a 'B'

    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.

  • Shiller: Housing Looks Like a Mini Bubble

    Economist Robert Shiller tells "Futures Now" why it won't necessarily be clear sailing for the housing recovery. (3:10)