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Consumer Confidence Index hits 3-year high

NEW YORK — The Consumer Confidence Index rose in February to its highest point in three years as American consumers are feeling more positive about their income prospects and the direction the economy is headed. The Conference Board says its ...

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Holiday spending up, but confidence is down

Holiday spending surged this year, but Americans still have their doubts about the economy. With unemployment high and home prices falling in the nation’s largest cities, consumer confidence took an unexpected turn for the worse in December. The decline followed ...

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U.S. auto sales continue slow-motion recovery

DETROIT  — All major automakers but Toyota reported strong U.S. sales increases in November as the auto industry’s slow-motion recovery continued to gain traction. Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Nissan, Hyundai and Honda all reported double-digit increases, and only Toyota, which ...

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Optimism for 2011 pushes consumer confidence higher

NEW YORK — Americans’ confidence in the economy rose to a five-month high in November, showing increased optimism for the first half of next year. The report offered some comfort to the nation’s retailers during the holiday shopping season, but ...

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Consumer confidence rebounds in March

There’s probably some March Madness/basketball/rebound pun I could cook up here … but I’ll leave that for the comments section. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index’s new numbers were released today and we’re now at 52.5, up from 46.4 in ...

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