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.
Jul 17, 2012 Americans spent less on cars, computers and other retail items in June, held back by concerns about job stability and the global economy.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 6, 2012 What baristas and tailors and over-educated sandwich-makers tell us about the economy.
Jul 5, 2012 Amidst glimpses of positive economic indicators, dismal consumer confidence continues as retail sales figures are down for chain stores in June.
Jul 5, 2012 Ahead of tomorrow's June jobs report, data today shows the number of planned job cuts at U.S. companies has dropped to the lowest level in 13 months.