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  • Claiming Social Security Benefits Early Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 4:21 PM ET
    Claiming Social Security Early

    Faith in financial institutions like Social Security has eroded. Many people now wonder aloud if it will be around much longer. Should they claim Social Security early? Financial advisers agree on what course of action to take: Don’t do it.

  • Warmer Weather Hurting Winter Retail  Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 | 6:50 AM ET

    The lack of a cold winter have hurt retailers trying to sell cold-weather apparel, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Europe Impacting Stock Picking for 2012  Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 7:16 AM ET

    "We are cautious in the first six months of 2012 - we are concerned about Europe - but the last six months could be okay," says Tom Forester, Forester Value Fund portfolio manager. Forester adds, unless central banks kick in, financials are difficult the first half.

  • 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.