US consumer confidence highest level in more than a decade

U.S. 07/20/19, 14:49

U.S. consumer confidence improved in July, reaching nearly the highest level in a decade, stated the University of Michigan's monthly survey.  The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (MCSI) is a monthly survey of U.S. consumer confidence levels conducted by the University of Michigan, according to Investopedia. It is calculated based on telephone surveys ...

Game of Thrones: Like many CEOs, Dany sees confidence slip

Entertainment 05/06/19, 14:56

Faith is waning in Daenerys Targaryen's ability to conquer and then justly rule Westeros.The Mother of Dragons is down to only one firedrake, after a barrage of oversized crossbow bolts from an enemy ship killed her dragon Rhaegal. As the playwright Oscar Wilde might say, to lose one dragon may ...

US consumer confidence improves in April

Business 04/30/19, 10:50

American consumers are feeling more confident this month, though optimism hasn't fully recovered from a period of roiling markets and slowed hiring early this year. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 129.2 in April, from 124.2 in March. The index, covering the ...

Confidence gauge suggests US hiring could slow later in year

Business 04/05/19, 06:45

A random survey of 2,000 Americans has produced a surprisingly strong track record of forecasting the health of the job market over time. At the moment, it points to a solid job gain for March in the monthly employment report the government will issue Friday. But it suggests that hiring could ...

US consumer confidence tumbles in December

Business 12/27/18, 10:41

U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month as Americans began to worry that economic growth will moderate next year. But consumer spirits are still high by historic standards.The Conference Board, a business research group, said Thursday that its consumer confidence index fell to 128.1 in December, down from 136.4 in November ...

US consumer confidence slips in November but is still strong

Business 11/27/18, 10:16

U.S. consumer confidence slipped this month but remains strong.The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index fell to 135.7 in November from October's 18-year high 137.9.The index measures consumers' assessment of current economic conditions and their outlook for the next six months. Their evaluation of today's ...

This Week: Consumer confidence, 3Q GDP, Fed minutes

Business 11/26/18, 11:14

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:EYE ON CONSUMERSU.S. consumers have been feeling increasingly confident this year about the economy.The Conference Board's index of consumer confidence climbed to 137.9 in October, the highest reading since September 2000. Consumers' spirits have been lifted ...

US consumer spirits rise to new 18-year high in October

Business 10/30/18, 10:23

U.S. consumer confidence rose again this month, hitting a new 18-year high. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index climbed to 137.9 in October from 135.3 in September. Both readings are the highest since September 2000. The index measures consumers' assessment of current economic conditions and their outlook for the next ...

Holiday sales expected to grow in a strong economy

Business 10/03/18, 12:47

The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion as shoppers continue to be in a spending mood in a stronger economy.The sales growth marks a drop ...

US consumer confidence rises to 18-year high in September

Business 09/25/18, 11:06

U.S. consumer confidence shot up to an 18-year high in September.The Conference Board, a business research organization, says its consumer confidence index climbed to 138.4 in September from 134.7 in August. This month's reading was the highest since September 2000.The index measures consumers' assessment of current economic conditions and their ...

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