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Consumer confidence rises in July

NEW YORK — Two years into the recovery, Americans’ confidence in the economy continues its rollercoaster ride. As their short-term outlook on jobs and income eased somewhat amid a mix of optimistic and bad economic news, U.S. consumers’ confidence rose ...

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Consumers borrowed more for 8th month in May

WASHINGTON — Americans took on more debt in May and used their credit cards more for only the second time in nearly three years, stepping up borrowing just as the economy began to slump and hiring slowed. The Federal Reserve ...

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Consumers’ confidence down in June on job worries

NEW YORK — A private research group is reporting that U.S. consumers’ confidence declined to a seven-month low as job worries increased. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index slipped to 58.5 in June, down from a revised 61.7 in May. ...

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Consumer Confidence falls unexpectedly in May

NEW YORK — A monthly survey shows consumers are losing faith that the economy will keep improving. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell to 60.8 from a revised 66 in April on worries about jobs and inflation for groceries ...

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Rising consumer confidence lifts stocks

NEW YORK — Maybe American consumers are better off than anyone thought. An unexpected jump in consumer confidence and slight gains in Americans’ spending and income helped push stocks higher for the third day in a row Friday. The Thomson ...

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Consumer Confidence Index rises in April

NEW YORK — A monthly survey says concerns about jobs and inflation eased in April, pushing the Consumer Confidence Index above expectations. The Conference Board says the index rose to 65.4 from a revised 63.8 in March. Economists expected a ...

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Consumer Confidence Index falls for 1st time in 5 months

Rising prices at the gas pump and in grocery aisles are starting to crimp shoppers’ outlook. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply from a three-year high in February, reversing five straight months of improvement. The decline raises questions ...

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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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