Oct 15, 2012 U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Oct 11, 2012 Republicans have been calling it the weakest recovery in U.S. history, but comparing recessions and recoveries has become incredibly controversial because, as in the case of much of economics, it all depends.
Oct 2, 2012 This morning the National Retail Federation predicted modest growth for holiday shopping this year -- up about four percent -- and automakers are expecting another strong month of sales.
Sep 27, 2012 While consumer confidence may be higher, business executives are less bullish
Sep 25, 2012 Today, the latest Case-Shiller Home Price index was released. It looks at housing prices in the 20 biggest metropolitan areas of the country. Consumers are also upbeat: consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since February.
Aug 28, 2012 Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment.
Aug 28, 2012 The consumer confidence and consumer sentiment indices come out this week. Analysts will be looking to see what they tell us about the U.S. economic recovery.
Aug 15, 2012 Our latest reporting on U.S. consumer confidence says it jumped up last month. But what does that mean where you live?
Aug 10, 2012 JCPenney is reporting big losses today. Sales were down almost 22 percent last quarter. That's the second straight quarter of steep declines.
Aug 9, 2012 As many young adults struggle with finding a job and paying off student loans, and as families across the country work to pay off their mortgage, another group of people is even more worried about the future: those close to retirement.