Consumer Confidence


  • 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.

  • Consumers & Retail Sales     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 8:37 AM ET

    A look at how retailers are distinguishing shopping experiences to attract consumers, with Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman/CEO.

  • Americans Still Spend in Downbeat Economy     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 8:34 AM ET

    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.

  • Starwood Capital CEO on Spending     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:05 AM ET

    Insight on why consumers are still planning to splurge this holiday season despite economic uncertainty, with Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group chairman/CEO.

  • Spending Plans & the Economy     Wednesday, 7 Dec 2011 | 7:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reveals how consumers plan to spend this holiday season and views on the current economic outlook.

  • Nokia Launches Lumia 800 Smartphone     Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 6:40 PM ET

    Niklas Savander, EVP, Markets, Nokia gives a closer look on the new Nokia Lumia 800 smart phone. He says creating a product that consumers love is essential in competing with smart phone giants like Apple.

  • Phil LeBeau on Autos Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:36 PM ET
    2010 Ford Taurus

    Look for solid auto sales, with Ford, Jeep, Hyundai/Kia and Tesla in the spotlight.

  • Consumers: New Year's Resolution Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:36 PM ET

    Shoppers will pick through the after-holiday sales, and then put their wallets away for the rest of the year.

  • Energy: Flack Over Fracking Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    Scrutiny over oil and gas fracking, a hard landing for rare earth stocks, and a surprising jobs engine.

  • How are Chain Store Sales Faring?     Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 1:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan crunches the numbers for the holiday retail season so far. "The 22 reporting retailers post a 3.1% gain and the biggest winners are the bookend retailers: the discounters and the high-end," she says.

  • November Chain Store Sales     Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 11:04 AM ET

    A breakdown of the November chain store sales results, which include Black Friday numbers, with Stacey Widlitz, SW Retail Advisors president.