Consumer Confidence


  • 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.

  • Your Savings & The Holidays     Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 10:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the details on new data out that reveals how much companies are investing and how much Americans are saving and buying.

  • November Consumer Sentiment     Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the final consumer sentiment data from November.

  • Initial Jobless Claims, Durable Goods     Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman take a look at the personal income data from October ad the weekly jobless claims, up 2,000.

  • 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.

  • Realty Check: Mortgage Availability     Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 4:51 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick has the surprising results from Zillow, that shows that lending is not as tight as we all think.

  • 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.

  • Black Friday Preview     Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 12:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the story on retailers trying to lure shoppers to increase revenue sales, and Apple is holding a rare one-day holiday shopping event for Black Friday.

  • Black Friday Retail Sales Preview     Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 6:33 AM ET

    The shopping outlook for this holiday season, with Chris Horvers, J.P. Morgan retail-hardlines analyst.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Holiday Shopping: Bracing for Black Friday     Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 2:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Recession-Proof GNC     Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    GNC is proving that health products may be recession-proof, with Joe Fortunato, chairman & CEO for GNC.

  • Time to Bet on Return of US Consumer: Fund Manager Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 11:49 PM ET
    A couple has iced coffee drinks at a Starbucks Coffee shop in lower Manhattan August 21, 2009 in New York City. Starbucks, America's dominant coffeehouse chain, is changing some of its prices, raising them for elaborate specialty drinks and cutting prices for some others.

    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.

  • Why Retailers Aren't Out of the Woods     Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak Co, explains why retailers should still worry despite solid sales gains in October.

  • PetSmart CEO on Consumer Spending     Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 8:18 AM ET

    An outlook on what Petsmart expects in service sales, with Robert Moran, PetSmart CEO, who shares the company's plans for expansion.

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