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  • Gift Card Spending to Increase     Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details on why the gift card market is rebounding as economic conditions improve.

  • 2012 Election: It's the Economy     Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 7:33 PM ET

    Will the improving economy be enough to keep President Obama in the White House come November? Phil Kerpen, Americans for Prosperity, and Dean Baker, Ctr. for Economic & Policy Research, weigh in. Also, discussing whether the U.S. economy is doing better than people think, with Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors.

  • Durable Goods & Personal Income     Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman explains why durable goods and personal income data is weaker than expected. Mario Gabelli & CNBC's Rick Santelli also weighs in.

  • Consumer Report     Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports December's consumer sentiment number is 69.9.

  • Steel Buzzkill, Gold Failing     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Shares of Schnitzer Steel are getting slammed today after the company reported they expect Q1 results to be lower than outlook. Also, gold is hurting to hold onto early gains and US homebuilders confidence rose for the third consecutive month today. CNBC's Fast Money traders and Dan Dicker, Merblock president weigh in.

  • Retail's Naughty & Nice Stock Picks     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 6:41 AM ET

    Thomas Filandro, Susquehanna Financial Group, keeps track of which retailers have been "good" and "bad."

  • Weather & Holiday Retail     Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 8:40 AM ET

    The unseasonably warm holiday weather has shoppers out more, says Paul Walsh, Weather Channel vice president/weather analytics.

  • Macy's CEO Bullish on Men's Retail     Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 6:47 PM ET

    Insight on how Macy's is doing this holiday season and what's ahead in 2012, with Terry Lundgren, chairman, president & CEO, and Mad Money host Jim Cramer. "We're hitting the ball out of the park in every category of our organization," he says. He also explains reasons for weakness in women's apparel and growth in the menswear category.

  • Rich Americans Fear Retirement     Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 1:33 PM ET

    According to a new study, 23% of wealthy Americans say they don't have enough retirement funds saved. Karen Wimbish, Wells Fargo Retail retirement director, discusses investor confidence and saving for retirement.

  • Retailers For Your Portfolio Wish List     Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 10:25 AM ET

    The retail stocks that are hot versus the ones that are not, with Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors Inc. president.

  • Best Buy the Amazon Showroom?     Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    Weighing in on Best Buy's earnings and struggle to beat online retailer Amazon, with Kenneth Langone, Invemed Associates/Home Depot co-founder; Arthur Blank, Home Depot co-founder, and Bernie Marcus, Home Depot co-founder/Marcus Foundation chairman.

  • December Consumer Sentiment     Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the consumer sentiment data from December, which came in at 67.7 vs 64.1 in November.

  • Senate to Vote on CFPB Leader     Thursday, 8 Dec 2011 | 7:21 AM ET

    The Senate is expected to vote today on the leadership for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Insight with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI).

  • American Consumers Spending Habits     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the results of CNBC's All-American economic survey, which reveals that the mall isn't the only place consumers are spending money.

  • Shoppers Plan to Spend More, Hold the Plastic Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 9:31 AM ET
    A family seen shopping at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colorado.

    Consumers plan to spend considerably more this holiday, but not in the same way they have in years past, according to CNBC's survey.

  • Americans Still Spend in Downbeat Economy     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results from a survey that reveals what Americans think about the economy and how much they plan to spend this holiday season.

  • Starwood Capital CEO on Spending     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:05 AM ET

    Insight on why consumers are still planning to splurge this holiday season despite economic uncertainty, with Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman/CEO.

  • Spending Plans & the Economy     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals how consumers plan to spend this holiday season and views on the current economic outlook.

  • Phil LeBeau on Autos Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:36 PM ET
    2010 Ford Taurus

    Look for solid auto sales, with Ford, Jeep, Hyundai/Kia and Tesla in the spotlight.

  • Consumers: New Year's Resolution Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:36 PM ET

    Shoppers will pick through the after-holiday sales, and then put their wallets away for the rest of the year.