Consumer Confidence


  • Art Cashin's Market Check     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 11:50 AM ET

    Insight on where the markets are headed, as stocks cross over into positive territory, with Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations.

  • Buffett Says Banks Back in Business     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Becky Quick has the highlights from her discussion with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

  • The Roadmap: Buffett's Succession Plan     Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    The Squawk on the Street news team breaks down today's market moving headlines, including Warren Buffett's plans for a successor, housing, and where he sees value in Europe.

  • The Workers That Vanished Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    There’s been a steady decline in the unemployment rate, but there’s a catch. The definition of “unemployed” only includes people who sought work in the last four weeks and excludes everyone else, including the underemployed and the long-term unemployed. What have they been doing since they fell off the radar?

  • Sales of newly built homes are still stumbling along at historically low levels, but builders claim they are beginning to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel. Sales may not be surging back, but in some of the better local economies, buyer interest is.

  • Economic Data Indicating Improvement?     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 6:19 AM ET

    Insight on whether the recent economic data shows the U.S. economy is growing, with Lakshman Achuthan, Economic Cycle Research co-founder/chief operations officer, who says GDP growth peaked in Q3 in 2010 and fell by Q2 2011, and have flat-lined since then and the U.S. Coincidence index has fallen, which usually indicates a recession to follow.

  • Sears Takes Liquidity Steps     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 1:08 PM ET

    The truggling department store chain missed earnings estimates, but it says it's taking steps to boost liquidity, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Targets Hits its Bulls-Eye     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    The second largest U.S. discount retailer beat on both the top and bottom lines, while projecting full-year earnings that far exceeded the Street's estimates, with Colin McGranahan, analyst at Bernstein.

  • Samsonite CEO on Innovation     Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 6:43 AM ET

    Discussing the suitcase-maker's new lightweight products and company outlook, with Timothy Parker, Samsonite CEO. Parker says airlines have worked to change the dimensions of carry-on luggage which has helped Samsonite's business.

  • Deep Discounters Underperform     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 2:05 PM ET

    Two deep discounters, Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree are underperforming. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.

  • Will Rising Oil Prices Hurt the Consumer?     Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Terry Lundgren, Macy's president & CEO, discusses the impact of rising oil prices on consumer spending habits in 2012.

  • Saks CEO on Solid Quarter     Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 3:42 PM ET

    Steve Sadove, Saks chairman & CEO, discusses Saks' strong fourth quarter.

  • Consumer Price Index Up     Friday, 17 Feb 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman have the numbers from January CPI, up .2 percent.

  • Builder Confidence Creates 'Great Land Grab'     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    Home builder sentiment is at its highest level in nearly five years, and it's creating a battle over land. CNBC's Diana Olick has the details. Also, Robert Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets, provides his homebuilder stock picks.

  • Home Sentiment & Refis Surge     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:07 PM ET

    Home builder confidence soars to a four year high, and refis go through the roof. What's fueling the optimism? CNBC's Diana Olick, has the details.

  • Kellogg CEO on Pringles Offer     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    Insight on Kellogg's agreeing to buy Pringles from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion, with John Bryant, Kellogg CEO.

  • Apple Hits Another All-Time High     Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 12:57 PM ET

    Discussing whether Apple can maintain higher margins for longer than what's currently anticipated, with Peter Misek, sr. tech analyst at Jefferies.

  • Dow's March to 14,000     Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 7:14 PM ET

    Good news from Greece, better jobs reports, and a stronger economy could combine to lead the markets higher, with Robert Froehlich, The Hartford, and Keith McCullough, CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management.

  • Santelli's Morning Bond Update     Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 9:15 AM ET

    Insight on bond yields now, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Avis Zooms Ahead     Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 10:16 AM ET

    Insight on why shares of Avis have been rallying, with Fred Lowrance, Avondale Partners.

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