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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

Consumer Confidence Dips in Nov.

Conference Board

NEW YORK–Consumer confidence, which had decreased sharply in October, declined again in November, according to The Conference Board, which compiles the indicator. The Index now stands at 70.4, down from 72.4 in October. The Present Situation Index edged down to 72.0 from 72.6. The Expectations Index declined to 69.3 from 72.2 last month. Consumers’ assessmentMore »

Last updated: November 26, 2013

Consumer Confidence Drops in September

Conference Board

NEW YORK–The consumer confidence index, which had increased slightly in August, decreased in September, according to The Conference Board, which administers the monthly survey. The Index now stands at 79.7, down from 81.8 in August. The Present Situation Index grew to 73.2 from 70.9. The Expectations Index fell to 84.1 from 89.0 last month. LynnMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2013