Consumer Confidence


  • Obama Dodges Europe’s Economic Tyranny: UBS Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaking on the "Buffett Rule" in Boca Raton, FL.

    With most of Europe in a protracted recression and struggling to regain levels of output last seen in 2008, policy from the Obama administration has stopped the world’s largest economy from suffering a similar fate, according to UBS senior advisor George Magnus.

  • Auto Sales Up, Incentives Down?     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 2:25 PM ET

    Discussing incentive and subprime lending trends in the auto industry, with Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds.com and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Markets Across Europe Close     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Gary Kaminksy weigh in on the market action as European markets close for the day.

  • Chesapeake Energy Under Pressure     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Chesapeake Energy has been under pressure to overhaul its corporate governance in light of the recent controversy surrounding their chairman & CEO. Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair contributing editor, offers insight.

  • The Santelli Exchange: Fed's Forward Guidance     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli highlights comments from interviews with the Fed's Charles Evans and Dennis Lockhart.

  • GM April Auto Sales Down 8.2%     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    GM April auto sales are just hitting the tape, down 8.2%, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Don Johnson, General Motors VP of Sales, weighs in.

  • Santelli on ISM Data & Construction Spending     Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic data, including information on the ISM and construction spending.

  • Commercial Property Plays & Retail Consumers     Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo speaks to David Simon, Simon Property Group CEO, regarding where the money to build New York City's "Freedom Tower" is coming from and the state of consumer spending.

  • Dominion's Nat Gas Pipeline     Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 11:51 AM ET

    Dominion Resources announced last week that it plans to begin exporting liquefied natural gas from Maryland's cove plant terminal. Thomas Farrell, Dominion Resources chairman, CEO & president, offers insight.

  • Online Travel Stock Surge     Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    Discussing whether online travel stocks have more room to run, with Mark Mahaney, U.S. internet analyst at Citigroup, and Jake Fuller, travel & lodging analyst at Lazard Capital Markets.

  • White House Correspondents' Dinner     Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 6:21 AM ET

    Discussing key takeaways from the 98th annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • What Are Consumers Up To?     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 2:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Rick Santelli discuss where consumers are willing to put their money.

  • April Consumer Sentiment Index 76.4     Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on consumer sentiment.

  • Update from SBUX Conference Call     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 5:00 PM ET

    In Starbucks' conference call, its CEO says the "seismic change" in consumer behavior is "here to stay," with CNBC's Jane Wells. Meanwhile CNBC's Jon Fortt has an update on Amazon earnings and Keith Goddard, Capital Advisors, discusses whether Staples is like a "little Amazon."

  • Costco vs. Amazon: Inside the Loyalty Factor     Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    Retailers like Costco work hard to maintain customer loyalty and it pays off for the big box giant, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • 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.