Consumer Confidence


  • The number of people quitting their jobs in February outnumbered the amount of workers that were laid off by companies for the first time since this economic recovery began.

  • Macy's CEO on Retail Trends     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 1:24 PM ET

    Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman, president & CEO, offers insight into retail trends and his company's business strategy. He also comments on the challenges faced by Ron Johnson, CEO of J.C. Penney.

  • Economics of Erotica     Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    Romance fiction does $1.36 billion in sales each year. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports from the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention.

  • Fear Back in the Markets?     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 10:36 AM ET

    "Overall, you are seeing a market being tested for the first time this year, and the VIX kind of pushing back up to its historical average around 20," says Dan Deming, Stutland Equities trader.

  • March Export Prices Rise 0.8 Percent     Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman discuss the latest round of import and export numbers, and what they reveal about the U.S. economy.

  • Gene Sperling, Asst. to the President for Economic Policy, breaks down the President's tax proposal and says, "the president's overall plan is very pro-growth and cuts the deficit."

  • Cashin: Bond Market Smarter Than Stock Market     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 11:52 AM ET

    Markets are taking a dive into the red. Arthur Cashin, UBS, weighs in. "The bond market seems to be smarter than the stock market," he says.

  • Time to Buy or Take Profits?     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    Assessing whether you should buy dips or take profits, with Savita Subramanian, BofA Merrill Lynch.

  • Relief Coming to the Gas Pump?     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    Discussing signs that fuel prices may start to recede soon, with Robert Darbelnet, American Automobile Association (AAA).

  • Trump Talks Obama, Bubba & Oil     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    If gas hits $5 this summer, President Obama will not get re-elected, says Donald Trump, chairman & president of the Trump Organization. He also discusses Bubba Watson's win and taxes.

  • Fed Speak This Week     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman gauges how the Fed will react to last week's non-farm payrolls number. Alfred Broaddus, former president of the Richmond Federal Reserve, also weighs in.

  • View from the CME     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 10:33 AM ET

    Kevin Craney, RJO Futures, discusses the market moves after Friday's jobs number, as well as what the Fed may do to counteract negative impact on the economy.

  • Proto Labs CEO on IPO Pricing     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 8:42 AM ET

    After a tough 2011, the global IPO market is back on track, with U.S. issuance hitting a 5-year high in the first quarter of 2012. Brad Cleveland, Proto Labs president & CEO, and John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor.

  • Reacting to the Jobs Report     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 8:21 AM ET

    U.S. equities are just 90 minutes away from reacting to Friday's jobs number, with Constance Hunter, AXA Investment Managers; Lawrence Glazer, Mayflower Advisors; and John Taylor, Stanford University.

  • Power of the Markets     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:55 AM ET

    John Taylor, Stanford University, says investors should trust in the power of the markets. "The message that government has to do more, is the wrong message," he tells CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • BlackRock's Money Man Explains Jobs Data     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:22 AM ET

    Bob Doll, BlackRock, says Friday's jobs number indicates the U.S. economy is "not having some kind of spectacular success." John Taylor, Stanford University, also weighs in.

  • Trading the Week Ahead     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital, says the markets are making "way too much" of one employment number.

  • Yardeni's Thoughts on Jobs     Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 9:24 AM ET

    Edward Yardeni, Yardeni Research president, looks at today's jobs number and mentions that what really surprises him is consumer confidence and the strength of retail stocks. He pays more attention to revisions in the jobs number, he says. With Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; CNBC's Joe Kernen, Steve Liesman and Becky Quick; and Andrew Ross Sorkin, The NY Times.

  • The View from the Capital     Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    How today's disappointing jobs number will impact election-year politics in Washington, D.C., with Rep. Peter Roskam (R) Illinois, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D) Illinois.

  • How the jobs number plays out politically, and what's likely to happen over the next few months, with Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, The NY Times.

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