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US consumer confidence rises on better job outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month on a better outlook for hiring and overall growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014. The Conference Board said Tuesday that […]

12/31/2013

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Gauge of economy’s health up 0.8 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy’s health posted a solid gain in November, suggesting momentum was building at the end of the year. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of […]

12/19/2013

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US consumer confidence at five-year high in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy rose to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, […]

06/25/2013

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US consumer confidence rises in May to 5-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ confidence in the economy jumped in May to a five-year high, lifted by a better outlook for hiring, rising home prices and more optimism about business conditions. The increase suggests consumers […]

05/28/2013

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Measure of US economy’s health declines in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of the U.S. economy’s health over the next six months declined slightly in March from February, a sign that growth may slow this spring.

04/18/2013

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Consumer confidence falls in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are less confident in the economy than they were last month as massive government spending cuts have stoked economic uncertainty.

03/26/2013

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US consumers less optimistic after tax increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — An increase in Social Security taxes is leaving Americans with less take-home pay — and a more negative outlook for the U.S. economy.

01/29/2013

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Stocks turn lower after consumer confidence sinks

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday, pushed down by unwelcome signs that the economy is still far from repaired and that “fiscal cliff” negotiations are far from sealed.

12/27/2012

Conference Board delays Consumer Confidence Index

NEW YORK (AP) – The Conference Board is delaying the release of its Consumer Confidence Index for October until Thursday because of Superstorm Sandy. The survey was scheduled to be released Tuesday morning, but the […]

10/30/2012

US retail sales up 1.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans stepped up their spending at retail businesses in September, reflecting higher consumer confidence. The increase was driven by another strong month of auto sales and the release of the iPhone5. Retail […]

10/15/2012

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