Consumer Confidence


  • Dollar Stores Enjoy Boom     Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Dollar stores should expect plenty of cash with long-term growth predicted through 2020, especially in California. Deborah Weinswig, Citigroup analyst, weighs in.

  • Strong Recovery a 'Substantial Possibility': Summers Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 5:26 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers, Director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council

    After the false starts of 2010 and 2011, the U.S. economy may finally be on the path toward a strong recovery, Lawrence Summers, former Treasury secretary, wrote in an opinion piece in the Financial Times.

  • Profits in Pets?     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    Sean McGowan, Needham & Company analyst, takes a look at who is profiting from pets.

  • Helium Prices Balloon     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    Peter McCausland, chairman & CEO of Airgas, discusses whether there is an opportunity for investors to buy helium suppliers.

  • Bottled Water Business Enjoys Growth     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    As more Americans cut back on soft drinks, and consumers in developing countries are more able to afford bottled water, the market has more than doubled in the last decade, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Uniform Maker Cintas Grows With Economy     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    Shares of uniform maker Cintas are on the rise as the company reports nearly a 30% increase in Q3 profit. Scott Farmer, the company's CEO, explains what's behind growth.

  • Outlook for Thailand's Retail Sector     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 11:21 PM ET

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, Equities Analyst, Standard Chartered says Thailand's retail sector will continue to struggle from weak consumer growth as confidence is at one of the lowest levels in a decade.

  • Tiffany Says High-End Demand Remains Intact     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    Insight on why high-end retailer Tiffany says demand for luxury retail remains in tact, with Laura Champine, Collins Stewart senior retail analyst and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Airlines & Soaring Oil Prices     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    Discussing the rising cost of airfare, which is due in part to rising oil prices, and what airlines are doing to get more passengers on each plane, with Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines president/CEO.

  • Miami Real Estate: Boom or Bust?     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 4:28 PM ET

    Miami was one of the hardest hit by the housing market collapse. But its condo market now looks like it has gone from bust to boom, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Warm Winter, Spring Spending?     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    Discussing whether warmer weather is a swoon for business this spring, with Evan Gold, Planalytics.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Yields Testing Highs     Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    The 10-Year and 30-Year yields are at their highest levels since October, with CNBC's Rick Santelli & Bob Pisani.

  • Homebuilders: Room to Run?     Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    Homebuilders are on a tear this year, jumping nearly 30%, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank, homebuilder analyst.

  • RE/MAX CEO on Housing 'Hopium'     Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX International, discusses fresh optimism out of the housing market.

  • Consumer Staples Rise in March     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    Consumer staples get a bounce in March as investors become more defensive, with Timothy Ramey, D.A. Davidson & Co. sr. research analyst.

  • What Will the Fed Do?     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    A preview of what investors can expect from the FOMC meeting today, the Fed's bond-buying program, and how it could impact your portfolio, with Robert Heller, former Federal Reserve governor, and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Kelly Evans.

  • Is small business hiring? CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the numbers from February's National Federation of Independent Business survey, with Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist.

  • Closing Bell Exchange     Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani & Eamon Javers discuss the market action.

  • The Bull Case Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    Corn, energy and some industrial metals look particularly well positioned for gains in the year ahead, thanks to  tight inventory levels and potential supply shocks.

  • Nouriel Roubini's Bearish Signals     Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    Nouriel Roubini, Roubini Global Economics chairman, explains why the economic recovery is at a "tipping point." He also issues a warning for the Chinese and U.S. economies.

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