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Consumer Confidence


  • US Lacks Vision, Strategy to Be Exceptional: Welch Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    The United States lacks a "fundamental strategy" for being the "most innovative, the most productive, the most competitive country on Earth," former General Electric chairman Jack Welch told CNBC Monday.

  • Diamond Prices Set To Sparkle Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 9:29 PM ET

    Diamonds are, apparently, forever, and they are fetching record prices in the rough.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    The market had been expecting Friday’s US jobs data to be weak but the scale of the drop in employment growth in May still took many by surprise.

  • Ford Chairman: Manufacturing in America   Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:03 AM ET
    Ford Chairman: Manufacturing in America

    The auto industry has continued to hire even though the manufacturing sector lost 5,000 jobs in May. Analysis of the future of the auto industry, with William Ford, Ford executive chairman, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Washington, Beijing to Block Money Printing Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 4:05 AM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    The economic data in the US is heading south and investors are beginning to question whether the Federal Reserve will extend its asset-buying program beyond the end of the month.

  • Jobs Malaise Warrants Easy Policy: Fed Officials Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 1:35 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    The high unemployment rate means the Fed's ultra-easy money policies remain the right course of action, top Federal Reserve officials said on Wednesday.

  • A concerned trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the US economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC.

  • The Town Known as Terrorism Central Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 1:14 AM ET
    Osama bin Laden

    It will forever be known as the place where the United States finally caught up with Osama Bin Laden but the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad has been described as the country’s ‘Terrorism Central,’ according to the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Foundation.

  • Looking for Consumer Confidence? Try Africa Monday, 9 May 2011 | 5:27 AM ET
    An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Consumer confidence in European markets has been slipping since the start of the year as austerity programs hit home, but if investors want to find fresh and vibrant consumer markets they should perhaps look south to Africa, some experts and investors said.

  • What's Next for Stocks   Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 11:07 AM ET
    What's Next for Stocks

    Will current economic conditions help the market on its way to 13,000? Kimberly Foss, Empyrion Wealth Management, and William Stone, PNC Wealth Management, discuss.

  • Cramer: Bin Laden's Death Matters to Markets Monday, 2 May 2011 | 7:40 PM ET

    Although hard to quantify, the "Mad Money" host thinks bin Laden's death will impact consumer confidence.

  • Jobless Claims & Q1 GDP   Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 8:29 AM ET
    Jobless Claims & Q1 GDP

    Analysis of the economic data, with Stu Hoffman, PNC Financial; Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services; CNBC's Steve Liesman & Rick Santelli.

  • Retail Winners   Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:44 PM ET
    Retail Winners

    Deborah Weinswig, Citi analyst, looks at the retail picture and says department stores are performing very well while the companies that will be hit by rising gas prices are lower-end retailers. Also, Pops & Drops.

  • Telsey on Retail   Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 8:25 AM ET
    Telsey on Retail

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory group, discusses winners and losers in the retail sector. So far, she says the discounters are doing very well.

  • Cramer: Another Amazing Day   Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer: Another Amazing Day

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer discusses another strong day in the markets, and lays out the facts of the market for investors.

  • Chart of the Day & Valeant Makes a Move   Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 5:25 PM ET
    Chart of the Day & Valeant Makes a Move

    Honeywell and copper, and a look at Coca-Cola, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders. And biotech hits new highs as Valeant makes an offer for Cephalon, with David Amsellem, Piper Jaffray analyst. Also, Pops & Drops.

  • Sokol's Resignation   Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 5:24 PM ET
    Sokol's Resignation

    CNBC's Becky Quick weighs in on David Sokol's sudden resignation from Berkshire Hathaway, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders. Berkshire shareholder Whitney Tilson, managing partner at T2 Partners, discusses Sokol's sudden departure.

  • Tuesday Look Ahead: Earnings Chatter Picks Up Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 9:10 PM ET

    Whether world events or rising costs impact corporate profits this quarter has yet to be seen, but stocks are likely to be hypersensitive to the possibility.

  • The Mystery of Consumer Confidence Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 12:40 PM ET
    retail sales

    The preliminary estimate of the University of Michigan consumer confidence index unexpected dropped in March to the lowest level since last October. The headline index dropped from 77.5 to 68.2. But by far the worse drop was in the expectations of the future, which plunged from 58.3 to 71.6.

  • My Interview with Rep. Ron Paul Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 11:53 AM ET
    Ron Paul

    Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) chairs the House Financial Services Subcommittee, which oversees the Federal Reserve.  I interviewed him last night on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”.