Consumer Confidence


  • Black Friday Gives Retailers a Boost     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 12:11 PM ET

    Record Black Friday sales are pushing Coach, Macy's and Amazon up by more than 6% Monday. Will this carry over into the rest of the holiday season? Kimberly Greenberger, analyst at Morgan Stanley, offers her perspective.

  • Cyber Monday Sales Kick Off     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 11:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the update on what consumers are buying online.

  • Black Friday Sales Surge     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 10:17 AM ET

    A closer look at Black Friday results and the holiday retail season, with Adrianne Shapira, Goldman Sachs senior analyst.

  • Cyber Monday: LL Bean's Online Strategy     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson has the story on LL Bean's strategy to boost internet sales this holiday season.

  • Holiday Demand for Sporting Goods     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 8:41 AM ET

    A check on retail revenue from the Black Friday weekend, with Ed Stack, Dick's Sporting Goods CEO.

  • Cyber Monday Shopping     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 7:46 AM ET

    A look at whether the retail sizzle will soon fizzle, with Marshal Cohen, The NPD Group chief industry analyst, who says consumers are spending on themselves more this year due to pent up demand and the wait for discounts.

  • Cyber Monday Spending     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan tracks online spending on the biggest internet shopping day of the year and takes a look at mobile shopping with the use of Android-based operating systems.

  • Tracking Cyber Monday     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 6:43 AM ET

    Today might be another record-setting day for online sales. A check on the surging online sales, with Gian Fulgoni, ComScore chairman/co-founder and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • For Black Friday Novices, Not a Night of Conversion Saturday, 26 Nov 2011 | 12:03 AM ET
    People make purchases inside Macy's department store November 25, 2011 in New York after the midnight opening to begin the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Shoppers on their initial Black Friday excursions found good deals, but many did not seem to think it was worth braving the crowds. The NYT reports.

  • Bargain Hunters on the Prowl     Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    Steven Tanger, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers president, discusses this year's Black Friday highlights at the outlets.

  • 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.