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  • Office Supply Stocks Soar Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 2:48 PM ET
    Office Supply Stocks Soar

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan explains why it's been a strong quarter for office supply retailers like Office Max and Office Depot.

  • Consumer Confidence Up in Feb. Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 10:00 AM ET
    Consumer Confidence Up in Feb.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the consumer confidence data, up to 70.8 in February, vs. 61.5 in January.

  • The Workers That Vanished Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    There’s been a steady decline in the unemployment rate, but there’s a catch. The definition of “unemployed” only includes people who sought work in the last four weeks and excludes everyone else, including the underemployed and the long-term unemployed. What have they been doing since they fell off the radar?

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    Sales of newly built homes are still stumbling along at historically low levels, but builders claim they are beginning to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel. Sales may not be surging back, but in some of the better local economies, buyer interest is.

  • Economic Data Indicating Improvement? Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Economic Data Indicating  Improvement?

    Insight on whether the recent economic data shows the U.S. economy is growing, with Lakshman Achuthan, Economic Cycle Research co-founder/chief operations officer, who says GDP growth peaked in Q3 in 2010 and fell by Q2 2011, and have flat-lined since then and the U.S. Coincidence index has fallen, which usually indicates a recession to follow.

  • Targets Hits its Bulls-Eye Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:22 AM ET
    Targets Hits its Bulls-Eye

    The second largest U.S. discount retailer beat on both the top and bottom lines, while projecting full-year earnings that far exceeded the Street's estimates, with Colin McGranahan, analyst at Bernstein.

  • Will Rising Oil Prices Hurt the Consumer? Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Will Rising Oil Prices Hurt the Consumer?

    Terry Lundgren, Macy's president & CEO, discusses the impact of rising oil prices on consumer spending habits in 2012.

  • Saks CEO on Solid Quarter Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
    Saks CEO on Solid Quarter

    Steve Sadove, Saks chairman & CEO, discusses Saks' strong fourth quarter.

  • Consumer Price Index Up Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    Consumer Price Index Up

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman have the numbers from January CPI, up .2 percent.

  • Home Sentiment & Refis Surge Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:07 PM ET
    Home Sentiment & Refis Surge

    Home builder confidence soars to a four year high, and refis go through the roof. What's fueling the optimism? CNBC's Diana Olick, has the details.

  • Kellogg CEO on Pringles Offer Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 9:15 AM ET
    Kellogg CEO on Pringles Offer

    Insight on Kellogg's agreeing to buy Pringles from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion, with John Bryant, Kellogg CEO.

  • Santelli's Morning Bond Update Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 9:15 AM ET
    Santelli's Morning Bond Update

    Insight on bond yields now, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Avis Zooms Ahead Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 10:16 AM ET
    Avis Zooms Ahead

    Insight on why shares of Avis have been rallying, with Fred Lowrance, Avondale Partners.

  • Top 10 Turnaround Towns Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
    Just a few years ago, when foreclosures were coming fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their fair share of the pain. It stood to reason that the harder hit a city was, the less likely it was to make a hasty recovery. However, according to  the official site of the National Association of Realtors, some of the cities whose housing markets bore the brunt of the foreclosures are now leading the way toward recovery.Using data from Realtor.com, CNBC.com ranks the cities with the most

    When foreclosures were fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their share of the pain. Check out which American cities made this year’s list of the top 10 turnaround towns.

  • Can High End Consumer Fuel Luxury Boom? Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    Can High End Consumer Fuel Luxury Boom?

    Ralph Lauren is gaining momentum in handbags and footwear, says Michael Binetti, UBS analyst.

  • Bond Selloff as Traders Price in Volatility Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 3:07 PM ET
    Bond Selloff as Traders Price in Volatility

    Bonds will continue their selloff, says Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services and CNBC's Rick Santelli. "People are pricing in more volatility," says Iuorio.

  • Market Rally for Real? Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 2:06 PM ET
    Market Rally for Real?

    Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, and Keith McCullough, Hedgeye Risk Management, discuss whether recent market optimism is justified.

  • Pulse of the Retail Investor Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 2:05 PM ET
    Pulse of the Retail Investor

    Fred Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade president & CEO, discusses the outlook on retail trades and investor sentiment.

  • Consumer Confidence Still Shaky Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 8:20 AM ET
    Consumer Confidence Still Shaky

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on new data out on the consumer. The RBC survey shows consumers outlook is still well below the recessionary levels.

  • Farr: Reading the Tea Leaves Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    The main ingredient to the economic recovery, aside from stabilization in housing, is a healthy increase in incomes.