The University of Michigan said Wednesday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 88.8 in November from 86.9 in October. Consumers are more optimistic that their incomes will increase, the Michigan survey found, but their expectations are modest: Respondents expect their incomes will increase 1.1 percent over the next 12 months. Yet the Michigan survey...» Read More
Thanks to high gasoline prices, today's home buyers want to be close in. D.C., with so many thriving suburbs and an expansive Metro system, offers ample opportunity.
An improving jobs outlook in Northern California, continued low mortgage rates and the ongoing influx of new residents into the Golden State provide support to a healing housing market.
Tech and financials are vying for the top performing sector this year. Is this where investors should be putting their money? Uri Landesman, Platinum Partners LP, and Gina Sanchez, Roubini Global Economics, discuss.
Nike's suit claims Reebok does not have license to use Tebow's name, with CNBC's Darren Rovell.
Stocks are hitting new highs, but unemployment is still high and gas prices are soaring. Where does the economy and the markets go from here? CNBC's Steve Liesman reports.
Insight on why high-end retailers are still holding up well despite surging gas prices, with Steve Sadove, Saks chairman/CEO.
I am seeing a slowdown from January to March on short-cycle businesses, says Jack Welch former GE chairman/CEO and Jack Welch Management Institute founder. Welch discusses gas prices impacting business and consumer spending, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has March consumer confidence data and Richmond Fed Index.
After the false starts of 2010 and 2011, the U.S. economy may finally be on the path toward a strong recovery, Lawrence Summers, former Treasury secretary, wrote in an opinion piece in the Financial Times.
Shares of uniform maker Cintas are on the rise as the company reports nearly a 30% increase in Q3 profit. Scott Farmer, the company's CEO, explains what's behind growth.
Insight on why high-end retailer Tiffany says demand for luxury retail remains in tact, with Laura Champine, Collins Stewart senior retail analyst and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
Discussing the rising cost of airfare, which is due in part to rising oil prices, and what airlines are doing to get more passengers on each plane, with Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines president/CEO.
Homebuilders are on a tear this year, jumping nearly 30%, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank, homebuilder analyst.
Is small business hiring? CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the numbers from February's National Federation of Independent Business survey, with Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist.
Corn, energy and some industrial metals look particularly well positioned for gains in the year ahead, thanks to tight inventory levels and potential supply shocks.
Nouriel Roubini, Roubini Global Economics chairman, explains why the economic recovery is at a "tipping point." He also issues a warning for the Chinese and U.S. economies.
Lew Frankfort, chairman & CEO of Coach, discusses the health of the U.S. consumer, its men's line and selection of children's products.
Consumer credit jumped 8.6% in January, the second largest gain since 2004, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Weighing in on the company's plan to grow its brand globally, with Christine Day, Lululemon CEO, who discusses plans to open showrooms in Hong Kong and London.
China will unveil a host of new policies aimed at boosting growth in the next few weeks as the country tries to stimulate investment, according to James Kynge, author of the international bestseller "China Shakes the World".