Consumer Confidence


  • Vocera IPO At the NYSE     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 9:55 AM ET

    Celebrating its IPO, Bob Zollars, Vocera Communications chairman/CEO, rings the opening bell at the NYSE.

  • Jack Welch on Inflation and Gas Prices     Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    I am seeing a slowdown from January to March on short-cycle businesses, says Jack Welch former GE chairman/CEO and Jack Welch Management Institute founder. Welch discusses gas prices impacting business and consumer spending, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Talking Numbers: Constructive Housing Outlook?     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 3:30 PM ET

    Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, explains what the charts say about homebuilders.

  • Home Improvement Improving     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    The housing market may not be on solid ground, but as Americans start feeling better about the economy, they're starting to loosen the purse strings on home improvements, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Consumer Confidence Slides     Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has March consumer confidence data and Richmond Fed Index.

  • Dollar Stores Enjoy Boom     Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 2:11 PM ET

    Dollar stores should expect plenty of cash with long-term growth predicted through 2020, especially in California. Deborah Weinswig, Citigroup analyst, weighs in.

  • Strong Recovery a 'Substantial Possibility': Summers Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 5:26 AM ET
    Lawrence Summers, Director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council

    After the false starts of 2010 and 2011, the U.S. economy may finally be on the path toward a strong recovery, Lawrence Summers, former Treasury secretary, wrote in an opinion piece in the Financial Times.

  • Profits in Pets?     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    Sean McGowan, Needham & Company analyst, takes a look at who is profiting from pets.

  • Helium Prices Balloon     Friday, 23 Mar 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    Peter McCausland, chairman & CEO of Airgas, discusses whether there is an opportunity for investors to buy helium suppliers.

  • Bottled Water Business Enjoys Growth     Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    As more Americans cut back on soft drinks, and consumers in developing countries are more able to afford bottled water, the market has more than doubled in the last decade, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Uniform Maker Cintas Grows With Economy     Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 9:14 AM ET

    Shares of uniform maker Cintas are on the rise as the company reports nearly a 30% increase in Q3 profit. Scott Farmer, the company's CEO, explains what's behind growth.

  • Outlook for Thailand's Retail Sector     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 11:21 PM ET

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, Equities Analyst, Standard Chartered says Thailand's retail sector will continue to struggle from weak consumer growth as confidence is at one of the lowest levels in a decade.

  • Tiffany Says High-End Demand Remains Intact     Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 10:10 AM ET

    Insight on why high-end retailer Tiffany says demand for luxury retail remains in tact, with Laura Champine, Collins Stewart senior retail analyst and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Airlines & Soaring Oil Prices     Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 10:24 AM ET

    Discussing the rising cost of airfare, which is due in part to rising oil prices, and what airlines are doing to get more passengers on each plane, with Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines president/CEO.

  • Miami Real Estate: Boom or Bust?     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 4:28 PM ET

    Miami was one of the hardest hit by the housing market collapse. But its condo market now looks like it has gone from bust to boom, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Warm Winter, Spring Spending?     Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    Discussing whether warmer weather is a swoon for business this spring, with Evan Gold, Planalytics.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Yields Testing Highs     Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    The 10-Year and 30-Year yields are at their highest levels since October, with CNBC's Rick Santelli & Bob Pisani.

  • Homebuilders: Room to Run?     Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    Homebuilders are on a tear this year, jumping nearly 30%, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank, homebuilder analyst.

  • RE/MAX CEO on Housing 'Hopium'     Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX International, discusses fresh optimism out of the housing market.

  • Consumer Staples Rise in March     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    Consumer staples get a bounce in March as investors become more defensive, with Timothy Ramey, D.A. Davidson & Co. sr. research analyst.