WASHINGTON— Harsh winter weather left U.S. consumers feeling a bit less confident this month, the University of Michigan says. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment slid to 95.4 in February from an 11- year high of 98.1 in January. "Consumers remain sensitive to any hint of decreased spending power," Terry Sheehan, senior analyst at Stone...» Read More
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.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports December's consumer sentiment number is 69.9.
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Thomas Filandro, Susquehanna Financial Group, keeps track of which retailers have been "good" and "bad."
The unseasonably warm holiday weather has shoppers out more, says Paul Walsh, Weather Channel vice president/weather analytics.
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.
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.
The retail stocks that are hot versus the ones that are not, with Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors Inc. president.
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.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the consumer sentiment data from December, which came in at 67.7 vs 64.1 in November.
The Senate is expected to vote today on the leadership for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Insight with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI).
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.
Consumers plan to spend considerably more this holiday, but not in the same way they have in years past, according to CNBC's survey.
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.
Insight on why consumers are still planning to splurge this holiday season despite economic uncertainty, with Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman/CEO.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals how consumers plan to spend this holiday season and views on the current economic outlook.
Look for solid auto sales, with Ford, Jeep, Hyundai/Kia and Tesla in the spotlight.
Shoppers will pick through the after-holiday sales, and then put their wallets away for the rest of the year.
Scrutiny over oil and gas fracking, a hard landing for rare earth stocks, and a surprising jobs engine.