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Consumer confidence index surges in December

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 ...

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Trade group: Holiday shoppers step up buying

NEW YORK — Shoppers came out again to seriously shop last week, after taking breather from a record spending spree over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to one measure Sales at stores opened at least a year rose 3.4 percent for ...

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U.S. online holiday shopping climbs 15 percent

U.S. shoppers spent 15 percent more in online holiday buying compared to last year, after what may have been the busiest week of the season, said research firm comScore on Sunday. Shoppers have spent $30.9 billion online from Nov. 1 ...

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Nat’l Retail Federation upgrades holiday forecast

NEW YORK — With the final Christmas countdown begun, the nation’s largest retail trade group has upgraded its holiday sales forecast reflecting growing optimism that much more spending is to come. The National Retail Federation said Thursday it now expects ...

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