Consumer Confidence


  • 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.

  • CPI Data & the Markets     Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    The consumer price index comes in unchanged for November. CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman break down the consumer spending data and what it signals for the economy.

  • BB&T CEO: Consumer Protection & Banks     Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 7:34 AM ET

    Thoughts on the best leader for the consumer protection board, with Kelly King, BB&T Corporation chairman/CEO, who also discusses why consumer protection might in turn hurt consumers because of the disclosures banks make and the limit on loans.

  • 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.

  • Reaction to RIM Earnings     Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 4:22 PM ET

    Instant analysis of Research in Motion's earnings, with Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee, and Alex Gauna, JMP Securities.

  • 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.

  • Holiday Shopping in Full Swing     Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    With a strong start during the Black Friday weekend, what can retailers expect for the rest of the season? Insight with William Taubman, Taubman Centers chief operating officer.

  • Best Buy Stumbles As Retail Holds Firm     Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 12:35 PM ET

    Shares of Best Buy get hammered today after the retailer reports disappointing earnings. Insight on whether Black Friday strategies are backfiring for retailers, with Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets senior equity research analyst.

  • 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.

  • Fifth Avenue's Commercial Real Estate Shift     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 10:40 AM ET

    A look at why Joe Sitt, Thor Equities CEO, is making a big bet that the world's well-known stores and hotels will move south to another stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

  • Cashing In on Outlet Mall Traffic     Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    Consumers spent $22 billion at outlet malls this year and it looks like sales will be equally strong this year, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan. Outlet mall sales are outperforming traditional mall sales by 2 to 1.

  • Outlet Holiday Boom     Friday, 9 Dec 2011 | 1:41 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan explores the outlet boom and how companies are cashing in on consumers searching for a bargain.

  • 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).

  • Retail Rundown     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 1:55 PM ET

    Stacey Widlitz, S.W. Retail Advisors, and CNBC's Courtney Reagan, discuss JC Penney's 16% stake in Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; Amazon's new app; and Apple's new store in New York City Grand Central Station.

  • The 'Net-Savvy' Shopper     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 1:30 PM ET

    Inside the evolution of the retail shopper, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • 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.

  • UBS Initiates Coverage of Big Box Retail     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    UBS makes calls on big box retailers such as Target, Costco, and Walmart. Insight with Robert Carroll, UBS retail analyst.

  • 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.