Consumer Confidence


  • #2 Top State for Business: Utah   Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:20 PM ET
    #2 Top State for Business: Utah

    The Beehive State, Utah, is buzzing about its position as the number 2 state for business, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn, even though the state ranks poorly in education.

  • #3 Top State for Business: Virginia   Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 1:40 PM ET
    #3 Top State for Business: Virginia

    Virginia, which was last year's top state for business, is number three on this year's list, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • #4 Top State for Business: North Carolina   Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    #4 Top State for Business: North Carolina

    North Carolina slides into fourth place in CNBC's "Top States for Business 2012," reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • #5 Top State for Business: North Dakota   Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 8:15 AM ET
    #5 Top State for Business: North Dakota

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals why North Dakota ranks fifth in CNBC's "Top States for Business 2012."

  • Earnings Are the Next Big Test for Stocks Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 7:06 PM ET

    The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.

  • Chaikin: Earnings Strength to Come From Tech, Retail

    Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Stock Research CEO, says investors should sell stocks with bearish ratings ahead of their earnings reports.

  • Anti-Obesity Drug a Big Win for Biotech Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:36 PM ET

    With the weight loss market heating up, stocks like Arena Pharmaceuticals may be spelling out a big rally for the drug retail space.

  • May Consumer Spending Unchanged   Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    May Consumer Spending Unchanged

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports monthly data on personal income and consumer prices.

  • Aetna CEO Offers Clues on Insurers' Next Steps   Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:40 PM ET
    Aetna CEO Offers Clues on Insurers' Next Steps

    Mark Bertolini, Aetna chairman & CEO, discusses what's next for health insurers following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare. "Our read on this is that it's largely irrelevant to the strategy of where we're headed as an organization," he says.

  • After Years of False Hopes, Signs of a Turn in Housing Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:06 AM ET

    Announcements of a housing recovery have become a wrongheaded rite of summer, but after several years of false hopes, evidence is accumulating that the optimists may finally be right the New York Times reports.

  • Arena CEO: Over a Third of Adult Population Is Obese   Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Arena CEO: Over a Third of Adult Population Is Obese

    Jack Lief, Arena Pharmaceuticals CEO, discusses what the drug-maker's new anti-obesity drug will mean for its bottom-line, with CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • Markets Enjoy Pop of 'Hopium'   Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 2:00 PM ET
    Markets Enjoy Pop of 'Hopium'

    Robert Pavlik, Banyan Partners, LLC, and Mark Luschini, Janney Montgomery Scott, discuss the market's movement to the upside today.

  • Tightrope Daredevil Beats Niagara Falls   Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:41 PM ET
    Tightrope Daredevil Beats Niagara Falls

    Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to walk directly across the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The mayor of Niagara Falls, Paul Dyster, weighs in.

  • Saleri: Why Oil Will Keep Falling   Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 12:15 PM ET
    Saleri: Why Oil Will Keep Falling

    Nansen Saleri, president & CEO Quantum Reservoir Impact, says crude prices will stay between $80 to $120 a barrel.

  • Coinstar & Starbucks Team Up for Coffee Kiosks   Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Coinstar & Starbucks Team Up for Coffee Kiosks

    Coinstar and Starbucks have entered into an agreement to open several thousand coffee kiosks across the country. Paul Davis, CEO Coinstar, discusses with the FMHR crew.

  • Gold Still a Hot Commodity   Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 10:43 AM ET
    Gold Still a Hot Commodity

    Gold is retreating this morning on speculation that the Fed could unveil a new round of monetary easing, with Suki Cooper, analyst at Barclays.

  • Consumer Confidence Has Biggest Drop in Eight Months Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 10:09 AM ET
    Woman shopping for clothing

    Americans' confidence in the economy fell in May to its lowest level in eight months as consumers fretted about slow hiring, a big stock market drop and the global economy.

  • May's Consumer Sentiment at 79.3 vs. 76.4 in April

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on improving consumer sentiment.

  • NRG CEO on Post-Nuclear Future   Monday, 14 May 2012 | 5:21 PM ET
    NRG CEO on Post-Nuclear Future

    NRG Energy is shifting its focus from nuclear energy to natural gas and solar. David Crane, chairman & CEO of NRG Energy, weighs in.

  • Europe Wants Greece in Euro Zone: Trader   Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 6:33 AM ET
    Europe Wants Greece in Euro Zone: Trader

    If the Greeks leave the euro zone, it would be problematic for Spain and France, says Yra Harris, Praxis Trading. "There's going to be a push to keep the Greeks in at all costs," he adds.