Consumer confidence

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, a cashier hands a customer his change and receipt during a transaction at a Sears store, in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Steady job growth boosts US consumer confidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy’s dismal first quarter performance. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose […]


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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 […]


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US consumer sentiment reaches 6-year high in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more confident about the economy than at any time since July 2007, a survey found, suggesting consumers will spend more and accelerate growth in the months ahead. The University of […]


Consumer confidence

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, […]


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Stocks get little help from consumer confidence

NEW YORK (AP) – Investors are taking little comfort from the latest deal to deliver financial aid to Greece and better readings on consumer confidence and durable goods orders in the U.S. Indexes were little […]


US consumer confidence at highest level in 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – A survey shows consumer confidence rose this month to the highest level in five years, an encouraging sign for the still-weak economy The University of Michigan’s final index of October consumer sentiment […]


US consumers more confident in September

WASHINGTON (AP) – Higher stock prices and rising home values boosted a measure of consumer confidence in September to its second-highest level in nearly five years. The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment rose […]


US consumer confidence jumps to 7-month high

NEW YORK (AP) – A private group says U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month to the highest level since February, bolstered by a brighter hiring outlook. The Conference Board says its Consumer Confidence Index rose […]



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