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  • Will Fed Push Oil to $200? Market Pros Debate  Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    Jim Bianco, Bianco Research, Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss whether the Federal Reserve will send crude prices higher.

  • Gilt Groupe Exec on Online Shopping Rush  Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Americans spent more than $200 billion online last year and are expected to shell out $327 billion on Internet stores by 2016. Susan Lyne, Gilt Groupe chairman, weighs in.

  • Same Store Sales Rise 6.4%, Beating Estimates  Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 1:33 PM ET

    February marks the 30th straight month of same store sales increases, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • U.S. Consumer Roaring Back  Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    A handful of positive retail earnings indicat that the consumer is back, with Stephanie Link, TheStreet, and the Fast Money traders.

  • BlackRock's Fink Says Get Off Sidelines  Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 3:15 PM ET

    Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, says there could be serious repercussions for investors not getting into the stock market: "The biggest risks for investors are not making decisions," he tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Office Supply Stocks Soar  Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 2:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan explains why it's been a strong quarter for office supply retailers like Office Max and Office Depot.

  • Consumer Confidence Up in Feb.  Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the consumer confidence data, up to 70.8 in February, vs. 61.5 in January.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Top 10 Turnaround Towns Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 3:37 PM ET
    Just a few years ago, when foreclosures were coming fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their fair share of the pain. It stood to reason that the harder hit a city was, the less likely it was to make a hasty recovery. However, according to  the official site of the National Association of Realtors, some of the cities whose housing markets bore the brunt of the foreclosures are now leading the way toward recovery.Using data from Realtor.com, CNBC.com ranks the cities with the most

    When foreclosures were fast and furious, some cities experienced more than their share of the pain. Check out which American cities made this year’s list of the top 10 turnaround towns.

  • Can High End Consumer Fuel Luxury Boom?  Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 12:19 PM ET

    Ralph Lauren is gaining momentum in handbags and footwear, says Michael Binetti, UBS analyst.