CNBC's Steve Liesman reports there is a lot of optimism on Wall Street about the U.S. economy as economists are upping their GDP forecast for this Spring.» Read More
Target fights show-rooming by shoppers, and demands exclusivity from vendors, while Wall Street awaits another turnaround plan from JC Penney. Stacy Widlitz, CNBC contributor, weighs in.
A look at where Americans are moving and what it says about a housing recovery, with Brian Iles, UniGroup Worldwide president.
Shares of Apple are trending up right now after Apple announced the launch of iBooks 2, with CNBC's Natali Morris.
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.
David Riedel, President & Founder of Riedel Research Group says that there is a very tight correlation between what the Chinese consumer sentiment, and the performance of South Korean stocks as larger Korean companies are entering the mainland market very aggressively.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli takes a look at the consumer confidence data from January, which reveal positive numbers.
Target unveils new design program coined "the shops," with CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Patrick McKeever, MKM Partners, and Richard Hastings, Global Hunter Securities, also discuss whether Target's plan will work.
Insight on the markets as investors digest some worse than expected economic news today, with the Closing Bell team.
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.
Jamba Juice, the maker of fruit smoothies, fresh juices and more is seeing a surge in the new year. James White, Jamba Juice president & CEO, discusses what's behind the stocks' 21% surge in the new year.
A look at what Best Buy is looking to buy at CES, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Christine Day, Lululemon Athletica CEO, discusses how the company solved its lack of inventory problem in the last year.
Urban Outfitters is in the news today after making a change in its C-suite, with CNBC's Sue Herera, and Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors.
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.
Consumer confidence is critical, says David Novak, Yum Brands chairman/CEO, who adds that 70 percent of consumers are not happy with the direction of companies and this needs to turn around to get the economy moving.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Boxer, Ramius Real Estate, discusses how you can take advantage of commercial real estate.