WASHINGTON— A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment dropped to 90.7 from 95.9 in April. But Richard Curtin, chief economist of the surveys, noted that the index has averaged 94.6 the first five months of 2015, highest since 2004..» Read More
Discussing the rising cost of airfare, which is due in part to rising oil prices, and what airlines are doing to get more passengers on each plane, with Ben Baldanza, Spirit Airlines president/CEO.
Homebuilders are on a tear this year, jumping nearly 30%, with Nishu Sood, Deutsche Bank, homebuilder analyst.
Is small business hiring? CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the numbers from February's National Federation of Independent Business survey, with Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB chief economist.
Corn, energy and some industrial metals look particularly well positioned for gains in the year ahead, thanks to tight inventory levels and potential supply shocks.
Nouriel Roubini, Roubini Global Economics chairman, explains why the economic recovery is at a "tipping point." He also issues a warning for the Chinese and U.S. economies.
Lew Frankfort, chairman & CEO of Coach, discusses the health of the U.S. consumer, its men's line and selection of children's products.
Consumer credit jumped 8.6% in January, the second largest gain since 2004, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Weighing in on the company's plan to grow its brand globally, with Christine Day, Lululemon CEO, who discusses plans to open showrooms in Hong Kong and London.
China will unveil a host of new policies aimed at boosting growth in the next few weeks as the country tries to stimulate investment, according to James Kynge, author of the international bestseller "China Shakes the World".
Patty Edwards shares the stocks that are trending on Twitter right now.
Jim Bianco, Bianco Research, Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial, and CNBC's Rick Santelli, discuss whether the Federal Reserve will send crude prices higher.
Americans spent more than $200 billion online last year and are expected to shell out $327 billion on Internet stores by 2016. Susan Lyne, Gilt Groupe chairman, weighs in.
February marks the 30th straight month of same store sales increases, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
A handful of positive retail earnings indicat that the consumer is back, with Stephanie Link, TheStreet, and the Fast Money traders.
Laurence Fink, BlackRock chairman & CEO, says there could be serious repercussions for investors not getting into the stock market: "The biggest risks for investors are not making decisions," he tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan explains why it's been a strong quarter for office supply retailers like Office Max and Office Depot.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the consumer confidence data, up to 70.8 in February, vs. 61.5 in January.
There’s been a steady decline in the unemployment rate, but there’s a catch. The definition of “unemployed” only includes people who sought work in the last four weeks and excludes everyone else, including the underemployed and the long-term unemployed. What have they been doing since they fell off the radar?
Sales of newly built homes are still stumbling along at historically low levels, but builders claim they are beginning to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel. Sales may not be surging back, but in some of the better local economies, buyer interest is.
Insight on whether the recent economic data shows the U.S. economy is growing, with Lakshman Achuthan, Economic Cycle Research co-founder/chief operations officer, who says GDP growth peaked in Q3 in 2010 and fell by Q2 2011, and have flat-lined since then and the U.S. Coincidence index has fallen, which usually indicates a recession to follow.