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  • Pulse of the Retail Investor     Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 2:05 PM ET

    Fred Tomczyk, TD Ameritrade president & CEO, discusses the outlook on retail trades and investor sentiment.

  • Consumer Confidence Still Shaky     Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 8:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on new data out on the consumer. The RBC survey shows consumers outlook is still well below the recessionary levels.

  • Farr: Reading the Tea Leaves Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 5:17 PM ET

    The main ingredient to the economic recovery, aside from stabilization in housing, is a healthy increase in incomes.

  • Traders Watch Europe & Economic Data     Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 6:43 AM ET

    Weighing in on broader market indexes and how they are impacted by housing economic data and Europe, with Michael Gurka, Spectrum Asset Management

  • Consumer Confidence Falls Short of Forecast in January Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
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    Consumer confidence retreated in January after two straight months of big gains, a private research group said Tuesday.

  • January Consumer Sentiment     Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the numbers from University of Michigan's consumer sentiment in January.

  • Most Share Buybacks Don’t Pay Off for Investors Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 12:37 PM ET
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    Companies are repurchasing shares at levels not seen since before the financial crisis, but most buybacks don’t pay off for shareholders, a new report says.

  • Coach CEO Talks Earnings, Consumer     Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 3:42 PM ET

    Lew Frankfort, Coach Chairman & CEO, discusses earnings and whether the consumer is showing strength.

  • Americans Lead in Debt Reduction: Study Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    Americans are cutting their debt faster than others and could already be halfway through the deleveraging process, setting the stage for the nation’s economic recovery, says a new report from McKinsey Global Institute.

  • Apple Earnings Preview     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Apple will report earnings after tomorrow's closing bell. Andy Hargreaves, Pacific Crest Securities sr. analyst, weighs in on Tim Cook: "He's not Steve Jobs, but nobody is."

  • Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    According to a just-released poll, 40 percent of affluent Americans are now optimistic about the U.S. economy, the highest level of optimism in nearly six months. However, only three-in-ten think 2012 will be a good year for business.

  • Cruise Disaster Hits Carnival     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 2:50 PM ET

    Will passenger confidence and investor confidence in the cruise industry ever be the same? Joel Simkins, Credit Suisse analyst, discusses the recent downgrades for Carnival and the outlook for industry, in the wake of the Italian cruise ship disaster.

  • Consumer Sentiment Positive     Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli takes a look at the consumer confidence data from January, which reveal positive numbers.

  • Target's New High-End Strategy     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 12:41 PM ET

    Target plans to launch upscale shops within its stores. What does the high-end strategy mean for Target? Colin McGranahan, analyst at Sanford Bernstein, discusses.

  • Slowdown in the Luxury Sector?     Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    With Tiffany cutting its yearly earnings guidance on a slowdown in sales, will there be a slowdown in the luxury sector? Insight with Edward Yruma, KeyBanc Capital Markets retail analyst.

  • Macy's CEO on Moody's Stable Outlook     Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 | 7:14 AM ET

    We set out to reinvent the department store five years ago and we have had massive changes in our company, says Terry Lundgren, Macy's chairman/president/CEO, who adds that re-branding stores to the Macy's brand set the ball in motion, and re-organizing the company has helped Macy's growth in sales.

  • AutoNation CEO on Rising Car Sales     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 6:55 AM ET

    Mike Jackson, AutoNation chairman & CEO, weighs in on 2011 new vehicle sales, which were up 11% from the previous year. "The usual replacement rate is about 15% per year; this year it will move over 20%," he says.

  • Barnes and Noble CEO's Next Move     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    As the book seller increased its loss estimates for fiscal year due to investments in its digital business led by the Nook e-reader, Barnes & Noble is considering separating the digital business from its core. Insight with William Lynch, Barnes and Noble CEO and CNBC's David Faber.

  • How to Play Retail?     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Insight on the American consumer this holiday season, and how you can make money of the retail sector, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan; David Abella, Rochdale Investment Management; and Betty Chen, Wedbush Securities.

  • Retailers Share Mixed Sales Results     Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 10:30 AM ET

    A look at Macy's raising its full year guidance and Target lowering its earnings expectations, with Adrianne Shapira, Goldman Sachs analyst.