Consumer Confidence


  • #2 Top State for Business: Utah     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    The Beehive State, Utah, is buzzing about its position as the number 2 state for business, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn, even though the state ranks poorly in education.

  • #3 Top State for Business: Virginia     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    Virginia, which was last year's top state for business, is number three on this year's list, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • #4 Top State for Business: North Carolina     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    North Carolina slides into fourth place in CNBC's "Top States for Business 2012," reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • #5 Top State for Business: North Dakota     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals why North Dakota ranks fifth in CNBC's "Top States for Business 2012."

  • Earnings Are the Next Big Test for Stocks Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 7:06 PM ET

    The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.

  • CEO Confidence in Economy Drops     Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 7:55 PM ET

    A new Conference Board survey finds that in Q2, just 17 percent of CEOs think conditions have improved. Compare that to Q1, where optimism stood at 67 percent. Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News & World Report, and Andrew Puzder, CKE Restaurants CEO, weigh in.

  • Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Stock Research CEO, says investors should sell stocks with bearish ratings ahead of their earnings reports.

  • Anti-Obesity Drug a Big Win for Biotech Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    With the weight loss market heating up, stocks like Arena Pharmaceuticals may be spelling out a big rally for the drug retail space.

  • Signs of a Housing Recovery?     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    Robert Wetenhall, offers insight on housing and whether it could be showing signs of a real recovery.

  • May Consumer Spending Unchanged     Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports monthly data on personal income and consumer prices.

  • Aetna CEO Offers Clues on Insurers' Next Steps     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    Mark Bertolini, Aetna chairman & CEO, discusses what's next for health insurers following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare. "Our read on this is that it's largely irrelevant to the strategy of where we're headed as an organization," he says.

  • What's Leading the Selloff?     Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    Discussing whether bank problems, the health-care ruling or jobless claims are leading the market selloff, with Randy Frederick, Charles Schwab.

  • After Years of False Hopes, Signs of a Turn in Housing Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:06 AM ET

    Announcements of a housing recovery have become a wrongheaded rite of summer, but after several years of false hopes, evidence is accumulating that the optimists may finally be right the New York Times reports.

  • Jack Lief, Arena Pharmaceuticals CEO, discusses what the drug-maker's new anti-obesity drug will mean for its bottom-line, with CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Markets Enjoy Pop of 'Hopium'     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners, LLC, and Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, discuss the market's movement to the upside today.

  • Consumer Confidence Falls in June     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports June's Consumer Confidence fell to 62.0 in June, versus 64.4 in May.

  • Bank Pressures on the Rise?     Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:15 PM ET

    Discussing whether a crisis is brewing in the banks, with Michael Farr, Farr, Miller & Washington; Rep. Spencer Bachus, House Financial Services Committee; and Daryl Jones, Hedgeye Risk Management.

  • Talking Numbers: Oil Gets Tanked     Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    What the charts say about oil now, with Enis Taner, RiskReversal.com, and Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy.

  • Europe Unraveling... Or, Stabilizing?     Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    Robert Michele, JPMorgan Asset Management Global CIO, shares his view on the European debt crisis, Fed policy and finding value in bonds.

  • Fixing the Budget Deficit     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Alan Simpson, former U.S. Senator (R-WY), explains why he is pessimistic about what Congress can get done between now and the election.