Consumer Confidence


  • 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.

  • 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.