Consumer Confidence


  • Coca-Cola

    Australian soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola Amatil reported a 61 percent jump in first half net profit driven by growth in Indonesia and a pick-up in sales in Australia, but Managing Director Terry Davis remains downbeat about consumer sentiment at home.

  • World’s Best City to Live Retains Crown Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 7:41 AM ET
    Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne remains the top city in terms of livability, while London has fallen in the rankings following riots across the city last summer, according to the latest Global Liveability Survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

  • How a Vacation Turned Into a New Swimwear Business Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:56 PM ET
    Calaveras Swimwear

    See how an investment banker turned a vacation into a brainstorm session for a new swimwear company.

  • The member states of the euro zone have become addicted to central bank funding and are on course for years of prolonged stagnation, similar to that seen in Japan in the 1990s, according to Nick Beecroft, Chairman and Senior Market Analyst at Saxo Capital Markets UK.

  • What Slowdown? Indian Consumers Are Still Spending Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 2:47 AM ET
    Shonali Datta, getting her hair cut by an international hairstylist at Juice Hair Salon in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    Many urban, upper middle class Indians have not cut back on spending despite a slowing economy and rising prices.

  • Shop Rodeo Drive, Even in the Boonies Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    Even if you live in a town with nothing but a Wal-Mart, a start-up called Shoptiques makes it easy to find unique items from boutiques from Brooklyn, to Beverly Hills, even Paris.

  • Can Facebook's Page-Post Targeting Help Businesses? Friday, 10 Aug 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    Facebook launched a new tool that allows businesses with Facebook pages to fine-tune their marketing message. Here's how you can use page post targeting to help your venture.

  • Woman using a computer

    Crowdfunding, the financing of projects by multiple lenders via the internet, experienced record breaking customer numbers and lending in Britain last month helped by a series of public relations disasters for major U.K. banks.

  • More Stimulus for UK After Cut in Growth Forecasts? Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 9:15 AM ET
    Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King

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  • How FUBU Founder Daymond John Conquered Urban Fashion Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 11:40 AM ET
    Daymond John

    See how the FUBU founder built his fashion brand from a few hats.

  • Can Chipotle Get Its Mojo Back? Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 6:33 PM ET

    Find out in Cramer's interview with Jack Hartung, CFO of Chipotle.

  • What's Behind the Stock Market's Resilience? Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 6:26 PM ET

    The answer seems to only be making the averages stronger, Cramer said.

  • The dollar has been deluged with economic reports, and this strategist says they could give it a lift.

  • Cramer Puts Buffalo Wild Wings CEO in the Hot Seat Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:26 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host put Sally Smith, president and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, in the hot seat after the company's latest earnings miss.

  • 7 Retail Disaster Zones Every Storeowner Should Avoid Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    Unfortunately, many retailers don't notice poorly designed areas of their stores until it's too late. Here are seven common store spaces that retailers botch up and ways to avoid making the same mistakes.

  • Nordstrom & Topshop Team Up  Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    Nordstrom, Topshop and Topman are teaming up. Pete Nordstrom, Nordstrom president of merchandising, and Sir Phiip Green, proprietor of Topshop, offer insight.

  • Nordstrom & Topshop Team Up  Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    Nordstrom, Topshop and Topman are teaming up. Pete Nordstrom, Nordstrom president of merchandising, and Sir Phiip Green, proprietor of Topshop, offer insight.

  • Cantor Fitzgerald CEO: LIBOR & Fiscal Cliff  Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Discussing the LIBOR scandal fallout, the so-called fiscal cliff, and whether Europe will sink the U.S. economy, with Shawn Matthews, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    As investors become increasingly uneasy about the second-quarter earnings period, expectations for more action from the Fed are on the rise. But with record low rates and the weak global economy, analysts are anticipating a disappointing season all around.

  • #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).