WASHINGTON, March 14- U.S. consumer sentiment weakened in early March as an unusually harsh winter appeared to dim views on the economy's prospects. The preliminary Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell to 79.9 in March from 81.6 the prior month, a survey showed on Friday.» Read More
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.
Wealthy Americans may appear to the masses as a unified group, but there is divergence in the attitudes of the rich toward holiday spending this year – which means that the key to how the holiday season unfolds may rest in the hands of the wealthiest.
A look at the people who will actually be out shopping next Friday, as well as the hot trends this year, like comparison shopping, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
With the poor job market and uncertain recovery, hundreds of thousands of Americans have put off moving out on their own — and that's depriving the economy of a lot of activity. The New York Times reports.
GNC is proving that health products may be recession-proof, with Joe Fortunato, chairman & CEO for GNC.
The high unemployment and low consumer confidence in the U.S. may have prompted investors to steer clear of consumer-related bets. But one fund manager is taking the opposite view, believing the return of prosperity in America will bolster shares in consumer discretionary stocks.
Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak Co, explains why retailers should still worry despite solid sales gains in October.
An outlook on what Petsmart expects in service sales, with Robert Moran, PetSmart CEO, who shares the company's plans for expansion.
Gold has many years left on its bull run, but the precious metal will eventually reach a bubble, famed investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Wednesday.
Breaking down a weaker than expected October's employment data, which is up 104,000 and the unemployment rate at nine percent, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson; Diane Swonk, Mersirow Financial; MarkeZandi, Moody's Analytics; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.
Discussing an optimistic outlook for the economy and the markets, with Neil Hennessy, Hennessy Funds, and Tom Lydon, Global Trends Investments.
American consumers are still spending, cautiously, but doing so when and where they want, HSN's Mindy Grossman told CNBC Wednesday.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, recouping some of the steep decline a week before as demand for both purchases and refinancing perked up, an industry group said on Wednesday.
A projection of how much Americans will spend during the holiday season this year, with David Henry, Kimco Realty Corp.
Insight on why politics and business are so closely intertwined, with Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox chairman/CEO, who says big business is a bit separated from consumer demand and sentiment overhang. She adds that companies are not making huge investments and are leveraging.
Emergency repair and insurance group HomeServe has suspended all telephone sales after it launched a review into whether some of its staff could have been mis-selling products.
Millions of Americans who lost their homes in foreclosure are driving demand in the rental market, with Oliver Chang, Morgan Stanley head of U.S. housing strategy and research.
The American people, not the federal government, should be the ones investing in new businesses that will create jobs, Rep. Spencer Bachus told CNBC Wednesday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick break down September new home sales data.
America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.