WASHINGTON— U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed this month to 102.9, highest level since August 2007— four months before the start of the Great Recession. "Consumers started the year in a buoyant mood," Andrew Hunter, an analyst at Capital Economics, wrote...» Read More
The top American state for business is Texas. The Lone Star State finished 2nd last year and, this year, is the top state, including a ranking of number 1 for infrastructure and number 2 for technology. With Texas Governor Rick Perry (R).
The Beehive State, Utah, is buzzing about its position as the number 2 state for business, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn, even though the state ranks poorly in education.
Virginia, which was last year's top state for business, is number three on this year's list, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
North Carolina slides into fourth place in CNBC's "Top States for Business 2012," reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals why North Dakota ranks fifth in CNBC's "Top States for Business 2012."
The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.
Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Stock Research CEO, says investors should sell stocks with bearish ratings ahead of their earnings reports.
With the weight loss market heating up, stocks like Arena Pharmaceuticals may be spelling out a big rally for the drug retail space.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports monthly data on personal income and consumer prices.
Mark Bertolini, Aetna chairman & CEO, discusses what's next for health insurers following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare. "Our read on this is that it's largely irrelevant to the strategy of where we're headed as an organization," he says.
Announcements of a housing recovery have become a wrongheaded rite of summer, but after several years of false hopes, evidence is accumulating that the optimists may finally be right the New York Times reports.
Jack Lief, Arena Pharmaceuticals CEO, discusses what the drug-maker's new anti-obesity drug will mean for its bottom-line, with CNBC's Seema Mody.
Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners, LLC, and Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, discuss the market's movement to the upside today.
Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to walk directly across the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The mayor of Niagara Falls, Paul Dyster, weighs in.
Nansen Saleri, president & CEO Quantum Reservoir Impact, says crude prices will stay between $80 to $120 a barrel.
Coinstar and Starbucks have entered into an agreement to open several thousand coffee kiosks across the country. Paul Davis, CEO Coinstar, discusses with the FMHR crew.
Gold is retreating this morning on speculation that the Fed could unveil a new round of monetary easing, with Suki Cooper, analyst at Barclays.
Americans' confidence in the economy fell in May to its lowest level in eight months as consumers fretted about slow hiring, a big stock market drop and the global economy.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on improving consumer sentiment.
NRG Energy is shifting its focus from nuclear energy to natural gas and solar. David Crane, chairman & CEO of NRG Energy, weighs in.