WASHINGTON, May 1- The U.S. manufacturing expansion held steady at near a two-year low in April, but a jump in consumer sentiment and stronger-than-expected vehicle sales suggested the economy was pulling out of a first-quarter soft patch. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity was at 51.5 in April, matching the March...» Read More
Greg McBride, Bankrate.com financial analyst, explains how uncertainty in Washington is impacting consumer spending. In the past 30 days one in three Americans cut back on their spending, McBride added.
Is crude going back over $90? Profiting from black gold's next move, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Why hasn't the "fiscal cliff" helped gold, which is stuck at $1,700? Renowned chartist Louise Yamada weighs in on the precious metal's next move, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.
The current account deficit is $107.51 billion, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.
Thomas Filandro, senior retail analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group, discusses which retailers are set to win this holiday shopping season.
The S&P 500 is at a nearly two-month high on optimism over a fiscal cliff solution. Edward Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, offers insight.
Signs of a fiscal cliff compromise have helped boost market sentiment, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Lawrence Lindsey, The Lindsey Group, president & CEO; and Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities.
Jim Goldman, president and CEO of Godiva Chocolatier, offers insight on the Christmas holiday shopping season.
Discussing whether the GOP is caving in or compromising to achieve a fiscal deal, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Ari Melber, The Nation; and Michael Steele, former RNC chairman.
Gas prices slide to its lowest levels of the year, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
CNBC's Steve Liesman sits down in an exclusive with Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker, the only dissenting vote at the December FOMC meeting.
How the fiscal cliff talks may impact holiday spending, and the state of retail now, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan and Neil Cole, Iconix president & CEO.
FedEx and Oracle are among the big names preparing to report quarterly earnings this week. Christine Short of S&P Capital IQ, says analysts are focusing on the materials sector.
There is one week left to wrap up your holiday shopping. From Abercrombie & Fitch to Costco, Roxanne Meyer, UBS retail analyst, and Joe Feldman, Telsey Advisory Group, discuss which retailer is set to see top sales this season.
Cramer shares six stocks to watch, and reveals them in under 60 seconds.
Ara Hovnanian, Chairman, President, & CEO, Hovnanian Enterprises, discusses boomerang buyers: people who lost their homes to foreclosure but are now back in the market for a new house. He also looks at the phenomenon of buyers seeking bigger homes.
Heinz expects its emerging market sales to double in the next 3-5 years, with Bill Johnson, H.J. Heinz CEO; Brian Kelly, Shelter Harbor Capital; David Riedel, Riedel Research; and Tim Seymour, Triogem Asset Management.
When rates go up, prices go down, says CNBC's Herb Greenberg. "If you have an IRA, and you're worried about market risk, consider hedging it by shorting the market."
MacNeil Curry, BofA Merrill Lynch, explains why gold is falling post Fed. He believes gold is in a secular bull market, and says it's going much higher. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders.
Trading the market's next move, as the pros shift their focus from the Fed to the "fiscal cliff." How to trade post Fed, with CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Rich Ilczyszyn at the CME and Anthony Grisanti at the Nymex.