Consumer Confidence


  • #1 Top State for Business: Texas  Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 4:15 PM ET

    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).

  • #2 Top State for Business: Utah  Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    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.

  • #3 Top State for Business: Virginia  Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET

    Virginia, which was last year's top state for business, is number three on this year's list, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • #4 Top State for Business: North Carolina  Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    North Carolina slides into fourth place in CNBC's "Top States for Business 2012," reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • #5 Top State for Business: North Dakota  Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals why North Dakota ranks fifth in CNBC's "Top States for Business 2012."

  • Earnings Are the Next Big Test for Stocks Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 7:06 PM ET

    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.

  • Chaikin: Earnings Strength to Come From Tech, Retail  Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 5:20 PM ET

    Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Stock Research CEO, says investors should sell stocks with bearish ratings ahead of their earnings reports.

  • Anti-Obesity Drug a Big Win for Biotech Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    With the weight loss market heating up, stocks like Arena Pharmaceuticals may be spelling out a big rally for the drug retail space.

  • May Consumer Spending Unchanged  Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports monthly data on personal income and consumer prices.

  • Aetna CEO Offers Clues on Insurers' Next Steps  Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    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.

  • After Years of False Hopes, Signs of a Turn in Housing Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:06 AM ET

    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.

  • Arena CEO: Over a Third of Adult Population Is Obese  Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Markets Enjoy Pop of 'Hopium'  Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners, LLC, and Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, discuss the market's movement to the upside today.

  • Tightrope Daredevil Beats Niagara Falls  Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    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.

  • Saleri: Why Oil Will Keep Falling  Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    Nansen Saleri, president & CEO Quantum Reservoir Impact, says crude prices will stay between $80 to $120 a barrel.

  • Coinstar & Starbucks Team Up for Coffee Kiosks  Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    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 Still a Hot Commodity  Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    Gold is retreating this morning on speculation that the Fed could unveil a new round of monetary easing, with Suki Cooper, analyst at Barclays.

  • Consumer Confidence Has Biggest Drop in Eight Months Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 10:09 AM ET
    Woman shopping for clothing

    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.

  • May's Consumer Sentiment at 79.3 vs. 76.4 in April  Friday, 25 May 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

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

  • NRG CEO on Post-Nuclear Future  Monday, 14 May 2012 | 5:21 PM ET

    NRG Energy is shifting its focus from nuclear energy to natural gas and solar. David Crane, chairman & CEO of NRG Energy, weighs in.