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Shoppers on their initial Black Friday excursions found good deals, but many did not seem to think it was worth braving the crowds. The NYT reports.
Oren Etzioni writes articles about artificial intelligence for scholarly journals, is a renowned expert on data mining and gained fame when Microsoft paid $115 million for Farecast, an airline-ticket price predictor he founded.
As shoppers hunt down bargains and gift ideas for the holidays, it will be hard for some to remember a time when they couldn’t pull out their smartphone and hunt down a store location, compare a product’s price, or scan customer reviews.
Even before the super committee decided to not decide on Monday, members of CNBC.com's Small Business Council were skeptical it would deliver on promises to cut the deficit and create programs that would help the economy move forward.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan takes a look at the real value of Black Friday and discusses the retail stocks to watch, with Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets, and Tom O'Donnell, Chase Bank.
Ameriprise Financial examined where consumers are most confident about retirement. Many expressed a nagging sense that they hadn’t saved enough money to keep them afloat. They’re right to worry, but they still have time for corrections.
With declining categories such as GPS devices and computers, no new must-have videogame console, and little buzz beyond tablets as the next big must-have gadget, consumer electronics is poised to have a blue holiday.
For bargain hunters on the prowl for the best deal, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer an either-or proposition — and that’s a huge plus for consumers.
Wealthy Americans may appear to the masses as a unified group, but there is divergence in the attitudes of the rich toward holiday spending this year – which means that the key to how the holiday season unfolds may rest in the hands of the wealthiest.
With the poor job market and uncertain recovery, hundreds of thousands of Americans have put off moving out on their own — and that's depriving the economy of a lot of activity. The New York Times reports.
The high unemployment and low consumer confidence in the U.S. may have prompted investors to steer clear of consumer-related bets. But one fund manager is taking the opposite view, believing the return of prosperity in America will bolster shares in consumer discretionary stocks.
An outlook on what Petsmart expects in service sales, with Robert Moran, PetSmart CEO, who shares the company's plans for expansion.
Gold has many years left on its bull run, but the precious metal will eventually reach a bubble, famed investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.
Breaking down a weaker than expected October's employment data, which is up 104,000 and the unemployment rate at nine percent, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson; Diane Swonk, Mersirow Financial; MarkeZandi, Moody's Analytics; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.
Discussing an optimistic outlook for the economy and the markets, with Neil Hennessy, Hennessy Funds, and Tom Lydon, Global Trends Investments.
American consumers are still spending, cautiously, but doing so when and where they want, HSN's Mindy Grossman told CNBC Wednesday.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, recouping some of the steep decline a week before as demand for both purchases and refinancing perked up, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Emergency repair and insurance group HomeServe has suspended all telephone sales after it launched a review into whether some of its staff could have been mis-selling products.
The American people, not the federal government, should be the ones investing in new businesses that will create jobs, Rep. Spencer Bachus told CNBC Wednesday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick break down September new home sales data.