Consumer Confidence


  • Starbucks: Breaking into Booze?     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the coffee giant's earnings forecast and its attempt to perk up profits by venturing into wine and beer, with Keith Siegner, Credit Suisse restaurant analyst.

  • Under the Radar Stocks: HK, SFLY & BWLD     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on which "under the radar" stocks are moving higher, including shares of Buffalo Wild Wings up 9% post-earnings.

  • Apple Up 4%     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt discusses what investors can expect from Apple's earnings next quarter and also from its "Apple Worldwide Developers Conference" on June 11.

  • Apple now accounts for 36% of all profit growth for the S&P 500 this quarter, but Walter Piecyk, BTIG Research analyst explains why he downgraded the company ahead of its earnings. Stephen Volkmann, Jefferies analyst, also discusses his 'buy' rating on Caterpillar.

  • China's Luxury Car Wars     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the demand for luxury automobiles at the Beijing Auto Show, saying Audi dominated with more than 300,000 in annual sales for 2011.

  • March New Home Sales Down 7.1%     Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the dip in the Consumer Confidence Index and the drop in new home sales, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • PNC CEO Says Loan Demand Back     Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    James Rohr, PNC Financial Services chairman & CEO, weighs in on the health of the banking industry as a whole, adding that loan demand is back.

  • Jobs Momentum Stalls     Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    Breaking down the latest numbers on jobless claims, which fell to 386,000, with Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief.

  • Yum Brands' Recipe for Success     Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Yum Brands annual operating profit in China has tripled to $908 million in the past five years. Steve West, TG Investment Research senior analyst and Nick Setyan, Wedbush Securities Equity, offer insight.

  • Citi's Shafir: Q1 M&A, Slowest Since 2004     Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    Discussing expectations in the M&A market and where investors are likely to see deal-making this year, with Mark Shafir, Citigroup global co-head of M&A.

  • Economy Better Than You Think?     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kelly Evans discusses better than expected retail sales and strong Citigroup profits.

  • Mattress Firm CEO on Record Earnings     Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    Stephen Stagner, CEO of Mattress Firm, and Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox chairman & CEO, discuss Mattress Firm's IPO and record earnings results from earlier this week.

  • Consumer Price Index Rises 0.3%     Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in March, coming in line with estimates. CNBC's Rick Santelli and Michael Darda, MKM Partners, discuss.

  • 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.