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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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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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