WASHINGTON — Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from 94.3 in April. Last month’s reading had been sharp drop from March’s ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Americans’ confidence in the economy jumped this month to the highest level since February, bolstered by a brighter outlook for overall business conditions and hiring. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index rose to ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time — a fact that could have wide-reaching implications everywhere from Wal-Mart to the White House. Despite improving U.S. job and housing markets, consumer ...
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WASHINGTON — The world’s top central bankers have said they’re willing to rescue the economies of Europe and the United States. This week we’ll find out if they are ready to act. The Federal Reserve wraps up its two-day policy ...Read More »
NEW YORK — Americans can’t seem to shake their uneasy feeling about the economy. Consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth straight month as worries about the economy outweighed relief at the gas pump, according to a private research ...
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NEW YORK — Americans grew much gloomier about the economy in May, causing a critical measure of consumer confidence to suffer its biggest decline in eight months and ending a period of steady optimism. Worries about jobs, housing and the ...
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Every so often we look at the overall performance of the real estate markets, and based on what the numbers tell us, try to glean a glimpse of what the future might hold. As with many things, the beginning of ...
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Every so often we look at the overall performance of the real estate markets, and based on what the numbers tell us, try to glean a glimpse of what the future might hold. As with many things, the beginning of ...Read More »
NEW YORK — It looks like Americans are starting to doubt that the economy in 2012 will be that much better than it was last year. Consumer confidence fell in January after two straight months of big gains as Americans ...Read More »
Americans are gaining faith that the economy is on the upswing. An improving job outlook helped the Consumer Confidence Index soar to the highest level since April and near a post-recession peak, according to a monthly survey by The Conference ...Read More »