Consumer Confidence


  • Productivity Index Down     Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    A breakdown of the productivity index which is down much more than expected, with Larry Kantor, Barclays Capital; Randy Kroszner, former Fed governor; CNBC's Rick Santelli & Steve Liesman.

  • Market Crash Destroying Confidence     Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 7:15 PM ET

    Matthew Grossman, Chief Equity Market Strategist at Adam Mesh Trading Group and Bill Smead, CEO, CIO and Portfolio Manager of the Smead Value Fund at Smead Capital Management, talk about the U.S. market plunge.

  • Is Recession on the Horizon?     Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 3:44 PM ET

    CNBC's David Faber reports on the the growing concern the U.S. economy is headed for a recession, and where investors can find safety, with CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Consumers Cut Spending Amid Partisan Battles     Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 11:20 PM ET

    Malcolm Turnbull, Shadow Communications Minister of Australia, says consumers do not have confidence in the market due to the lack of leadership in both U.S. and the euro zone.

  • Jan Hatzius, chief US economist for Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs, in a bearish forecast, expects 2 percent growth in the U.S. for the next few quarters and a "significant risk, one in three, that we will go back into recession," senior economist Jan Hatzius told CNBC Friday.

  • The Globe is Turning Bearish     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 10:20 PM ET

    Lorraine Tan, Vice President, Director of Equity Research, Asia at Standard & Poor's Equity Research, expects the global outlook to be sluggish in the next couple of years.

  • Fishing for Opportunities     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 9:50 PM ET

    Brook Mcconnell, President of South Ocean Management, believes that investors' loss in confidence is only temporary and there are still opportunities to buy during this decline.

  • Stocks Priced for Recession     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    Brian Wesbury, First Trust Advisors, and Robert Shiller, Case-Shiller Home Price Index co-founder, discuss whether the economy is headed for another recession.

  • Chinese Companies Inflating Revenues     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 6:50 PM ET

    Andrew Left, Editor at Citron Research says Chinese companies like Harbin Electronic have been inflating their revenue numbers inaccurately. He is shorting the stock.

  • Stall in Recovery or Brink of Recession?     Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    Discussing whether the U.S. economy is stalled or at the beginning of a recession, with Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist; Mike Feroli, JP Morgan, and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Consumer Price Index: CNBC Explains Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Americans often check their receipts to make sure they've bought everything they need, and probably to see if what they paid this time is any different from the last trip. The government does the same with the Consumer Price Index. Here are the details. 

  • Consumers: Pullback in Spending     Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 1:48 PM ET

    Analysis of consumer confidence and chain store sales, with Stacey Widlitz,CNBC Contributor, and Christine Chen, Needham & Company.

  • RIM Launches New Touchscreen Smartphones Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    Research In Motion on Wednesday unveiled five new BlackBerry phones with touchscreens, as it hopes to revive the line's dwindling appeal in the face of competition from the iPhone and Android smartphones.

  • History Shows US Headed For Recession: Investor Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 7:47 AM ET
    Recession-themed newsprint cuttings

    The current low rate of GDP (gross domestic product) growth in the United States indicates that the world's largest economy is headed for another recession, according to Anthony Doyle, Director of Investment Specialists M&G Investments.

  • Weak Western Markets Curb Metro Sales Growth Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 6:12 AM ET
    Woman bagging groceries

    German retail group Metro saw sales grow only marginally in the second quarter, led by its emerging markets business, as weak consumer spending in Western Europe weighed on its results.

  • Fed May Have Options If US Defaults: Lockhart Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    Don't look to the Federal Reserve to offset the damage if the debt ceiling isn't raised by Aug. 2, two regional Fed presidents told CNBC Friday. However, they say the Fed may have options down the road to offset any damage to the U.S. economy.

  • PPR Beats Forecasts, Pulled by Luxury Brands Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 1:44 AM ET
    Gucci Store

    French retail and luxury group PPR page90PPR-FRfalsefalse43pricetruefalsefalsefalse0QuotefalsetrueChartfalsetrueNewsfalsetrueProfilefalsetrueAdd to Watchlistfalsetruetruehttp://api-cdn.cnbc.com/api/chart/chart.aspGE4true3 on Friday posted forecast-beating first-half sales and profits, pulled by the strong growth of its luxury brands in major markets such as China.

  • New Home and Sales Consumer Confidence     Tuesday, 26 Jul 2011 | 10:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli & Simon Hobbs breakdown the numbers.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook     Friday, 22 Jul 2011 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Melissa Francis looks at the week's top business news and investing advice, including sovereign debt plays and tech stocks.

  • Gold Could Hit $1,700 by End of the Year: Analyst Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 1:39 AM ET

    Gold is likely to hit $1,650 an ounce by the end of the year and could even hit $1,700, according to one analyst.