Aug 14, 2013 It's a big week for retailers, with several releasing earnings reports that will give a glimpse at the strength of the back-to-school shopping season.
Aug 13, 2013 People were, in fact, out shopping and buying during the mid-summer.
Aug 12, 2013 Checking in with the summer consumer
Jul 3, 2013 In the years climbing out of the great recession, regular investors were leary of buying stock, thrice burned, enduringly shy. But in the last six months, as the S&P 500 index has gone up 13 percent, the masses are back to buying.
Jun 13, 2013 Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in last month. Cars and discount stores did well in May, while department stores dragged.
Jun 7, 2013 Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.
May 31, 2013 OMG! Mortgage rates are surging to 4 percent! The financial crisis and recession distorted our perception of what a normal benchmark should be.
May 16, 2013 Temperatures were down across much of the United States, causing consumers to huddle at home instead of going out.
May 15, 2013 France today entered a double-dip recession. It depends on exports to Italy and Spain and they, like many eurozone nations, are still feeling the pinch. Europe's slump is dragging down the global economy.
May 15, 2013 It's a big week for department-store earnings. How are they faring in the stutter-step economic recovery?