Consumer Confidence


  • Homeserve Halts Telesales Amid Selling Probe Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 5:30 AM ET
    Car Insurance Policy

    Emergency repair and insurance group HomeServe has suspended all telephone sales after it launched a review into whether some of its staff could have been mis-selling products.

  • People, Not Government, Should Be Investing: Rep. Bachus Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 2:29 PM ET

    The American people, not the federal government, should be the ones investing in new businesses that will create jobs, Rep. Spencer Bachus told CNBC Wednesday.

  • New Home Sales   Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    New Home Sales

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Diana Olick break down September new home sales data.

  • The Great Regression of America's Infrastructure Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 9:48 AM ET
    Potholes in road

    America is in the midst of physical decline. Decades of infrastructure neglect are eroding centuries of economic progress. Call it: The Great Regression.

  • September Durable Goods Down .8%   Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
    September Durable Goods Down .8%

    A breakdown of September's durable goods data, with CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman.

  • Consumer Confidence Drops to Lowest Level in 2.5 Years Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Stressed out man

    U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped in October to its lowest level since March 2009 as consumers fretted about job and income prospects.

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    "When I look at Zuccotti or McPherson or Grant Park, I’m not surprised the Occupiers don’t have a fixed agenda, writes the best-selling author," adding, "For decades, we’ve been like a tether ball in a schoolyard, pummeled by so much abuse from so many different directions that we’ve just spun around in circles. Now, the Occupiers are stopping the ball."

  • Tough Time for the Consumer   Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 9:42 AM ET
    Tough Time for the Consumer

    Discussing the economic worries and rising food prices that are impacting the consumer and a look at how grocery stores are faring, with Craig Herkert, Supervalu Inc. president/CEO.

  • US Mortgage Default Notices Spike in Third Quarter Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 1:08 AM ET

    Bank seizures of US homes fell in the third quarter but an upswing in default notices suggests foreclosures could start to rise again, a report by RealtyTrac said on Thursday.

  • RIMM Under Fire & Buy Rating for IBM   Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 12:30 PM ET
    RIMM Under Fire & Buy Rating for IBM

    RIMM shares have jumped 4% because an activist investor is calling for sweeping changes at the company, with Vic Alboini, Jaguar Financial chairman/CEO; CNBC's Scott Wapner and Jon Fortt. Also, discussing the catalyst for Stifel Nicolaus slapping a "buy" rating on shares of IBM, with David Grossman, Stifel Nicolaus.

  • Tom McGee, National Managing Partner, Deloitte

    Business leaders from across the country are gathering this October to dissect a little understood, but enormous part of the US economy — the middle market. 

  • Gold to Move 'Above $2,000 in Coming Months': UBS  Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 6:42 AM ET

    Gold's recent sell-off belies its long term attractiveness and investors should avoid the panic and stay faithful to the precious metal, Dominic Schnider, Commodities expert at UBS Wealth Management told CNBC Thursday.

  • August Durable Goods   Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
    August Durable Goods

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the durable goods data from last month and the impact on the markets.

  • Consumer Confidence Still Depressed in September Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 10:07 AM ET

    Consumers' confidence remained weak in September after dropping to a post-recession low during the month before as Americans continue to worry about high unemployment and low wages.

  • Consumer Confidence Index Up Slightly   Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 10:00 AM ET
    Consumer Confidence Index Up Slightly

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on consumer confidence and the market's reaction.

  • Where Should you Invest on Rally?   Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 3:44 PM ET
    Where Should you Invest on Rally?

    Neil Hennessy, The Hennessy Funds, and Peter Coleman, JMP Securities, discuss how investors should be positioning themselves as major averages rally on Monday.

  • Holiday Hiring Has Begun   Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET
    Holiday Hiring Has Begun

    The last thing parents will cut back on is Christmas present for their kids, says Gerald Storch, Toys R Us chairman/CEO, who says even in economic uncertainty, his company is planning to hire more than 40,000 holiday workers.

  • Housing Starts & Permits   Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 8:30 AM ET
    Housing Starts & Permits

    Starts are down 5 percent and permits are up 3.2 percent, so it's a middling number that's not great and not terrible, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli. And Thomas Falk, Kimberly-Clark chairman & CEO, talks about the American consumer.

  • Euro Slips, Aussie Dollar Lifts Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    Euro leaders squabble and the Russian ruble is rocked - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • Delivering Alpha: Homes For Sale   Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:50 PM ET
    Delivering Alpha: Homes For Sale

    CNBC's Carl Quintanilla moderates a panel on real estate. Many real estate investors got torched during the financial crisis. Is now the time to come back to real estate, with Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management LP founder and CEO; Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman & CEO; and Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman.