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Consumer Confidence Falls in November

Conference Board

NEW YORK-A more pessimistic view of the economy down the road was responsible for shaving 5.4 points off the monthly consumer confidence index, according to The Conference Board, which provides the monthly indicator. The index now stands at 88.7, down from 94.1 in October. Looking at the two component indexes, the expectation index took aMore »

Last updated: November 26, 2014

Consumer Confidence Falls in September

Conference Board

NEW YORK-After four straight months of gains, the consumer confidence index dived 7.4 points in September, according to The Conference Board, which compiles the monthly indicator. The index’s September reading was 86.0, down from 93.4 in August. The expectations index and present situations index, the two component indexes for the overall number, both dropped asMore »

Last updated: October 1, 2014

Consumer Confidence Increases in July

Conference Board

NEW YORK-Following a three-point gain in June, the consumer confidence index moved up a further 4.5 points this month, to 90.9, according to The Conference Board, which provides the monthly indicator. The index is now at its highest level since October 2007, and July marked the third straight month with a gain for the index.More »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

Consumer Confidence Slips in April

Conference Board

NEW YORK-The consumer confidence index dipped 1.6 points in April, to 82.3, with consumers showing a less favorable view of current economic conditions, according to The Conference Board, which provides the monthly indicator. The present situation index, one of the two components of the overall indicator, was down 4.2 points to 78.3 last month. InMore »

Last updated: April 30, 2014

Consumer Confidence Slips in February

Conference Board

NEW YORK-Concerns over the economy’s short-term outlook ended the consumer confidence index’s brief two-month streak of gains in February. As compiled by The Conference Board, the index was down 1.3 points to 78.1. A Conference Board statement said the expectations index, one of the two main components to the overall indicator, dragged consumer confidence downMore »

Last updated: February 25, 2014

Consumer Confidence Gains Again in January

Conference Board

NEW YORK-For the second month in a row the consumer confidence index increased, gaining 3.2 points to 80.7, according to The Conference Board, which compiles the monthly indicator from a survey of consumers conducted by Nielsen. The improvement in the overall indicator included increases in both the present situation and expectations indexes, its two mainMore »

Last updated: January 28, 2014

Consumer Confidence Jumps in December

Conference Board

NEW YORK-The consumer confidence index surged 6.1 points to finish December at 78.1, close to its pre-government shutdown level of 80.2 in September, according to The Conference Board, which compiles the monthly indicator. Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, said the overall index got a significant boost from consumers’ views of current economicMore »

Last updated: January 2, 2014

Retail Sales Surge in November

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-The onset of the holiday shopping season brought a boost to the U.S. retail economy last month. Total retail sales rose 0.7 percent over October and finished 4.7 percent ahead of November 2012, according to this morning’s report from the U.S. Census Bureau. Among the retail channels that sell home goods, furniture and home furnishingsMore »

Last updated: December 12, 2013