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Consumer Confidence Rises; Holiday Shoppers Likely to Spend More

Conference Board

NEW YORK-Two studies point to a healthy holiday shopping season this year. The consumer confidence index, which had fallen in September, rebounded by rising 5.5 points to 94.5 in October, according to The Conference Board, which compiles the monthly indicator. Also, a survey by Deloitte found that shoppers are optimistic about the U.S. economy andMore »

Last updated: October 29, 2014

Consumer Confidence Jumps in June

Conference Board

NEW YORK-The consumer confidence index rose three points to reach 85.2, its highest level in more than six years, according to The Conference Board, which provides the monthly indicator. Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, said an improvement in current conditions provided one of the key drivers in this month’s gain. The presentMore »

Last updated: June 25, 2014

Retail Sales Edge Up in February

Census Bureau

WASHINGTON-U.S. retail sales finished February with a gain of 0.3 percent over January and 1.5 percent ahead of February 2013, totaling $427.2 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales at furniture and home furnishings stores posted gains of 0.4 percent month over month and 0.3 percent year over year. General merchandise stores’ sales declinedMore »

Last updated: March 13, 2014

Retail Sales Gain in October

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WASHINGTON-An increase in consumer confidence led to a gain of 3.9 percent year over year in October U.S. retail sales, according to data issued this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. Retail sales for the month totaled an adjusted $428.1 billion. Compared to September, retail sales increased 0.4 percent. Looking at the channels that sellMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2013

Consumer Confidence Slips in July

The Conference Board

NEW YORK-After reaching a five-year high in June, the consumer confidence index reversed by 1.8 points this month to 80.3, according to The Conference Board, which provides the monthly indicator. Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, attributed the pullback to a weakening of consumers’ economic and job expectations. Much of the decline inMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2013

Consumer Confidence Reaches Five-Year High in June

Conference Board

NEW YORK-The consumer confidence index, as compiled by The Conference Board, reached 81.4 percent in June, up 7.1 points from May and its highest level since January 2008. Along with noting that the index is at its highest level in more than five years, Lynn Franco, The Conference Board’s director of economic indicators, added thatMore »

Last updated: June 27, 2013