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  • 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.

  • Energy: Flack Over Fracking Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    Scrutiny over oil and gas fracking, a hard landing for rare earth stocks, and a surprising jobs engine.

  • Black Friday Sales Surge     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    A closer look at Black Friday results and the holiday retail season, with Adrianne Shapira, Goldman Sachs senior analyst.

  • Cyber Monday Shopping     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

    A look at whether the retail sizzle will soon fizzle, with Marshal Cohen, The NPD Group chief industry analyst, who says consumers are spending on themselves more this year due to pent up demand and the wait for discounts.

  • Cyber Monday Spending     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan tracks online spending on the biggest internet shopping day of the year and takes a look at mobile shopping with the use of Android-based operating systems.

  • For Black Friday Novices, Not a Night of Conversion Saturday, 26 Nov 2011 | 12:03 AM ET
    People make purchases inside Macy's department store November 25, 2011 in New York after the midnight opening to begin the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    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.

  • Friday’s Deals May Not Be the Best Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 7:28 AM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    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.

  • Merry Mobile Christmas: MCommerce Takes Off Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 8:27 AM ET

    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.

  • Super Committee Fail Frustrates Main Street Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    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.

  • Value of Black Friday     Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Help for Retirement Shortfalls Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    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.

  • Plentiful Electronic Deals Are a Win for Consumers Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 3:29 PM ET
    A customer purchases the Amazon.com Inc. Kindle Fire tablet computer at a Best Buy Co. store in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Amazon.com Inc.

    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.