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Consumer confidence drops in March as outlook sours

Consumer confidence tumbled in March as Americans turned more pessimistic about economic prospects in the short term, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.


US shows signs of stronger recovery

The US economy registers surprisingly strong consumer confidence and new home sales data, suggesting the recovery is gathering steam.


US consumer confidence falls on fiscal cliff fears

Fiscal Cliff

U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week.


Manufacturing Expands, Construction Spending Rises

U.S. manufacturing increased slightly last month, while construction spending rose 0.6% to an annual rate of $851.56 billion. Meanwhile, October consumer confidence climbed to its highest reading since early 2008.


US consumer confidence jumps to 7-month high.

Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month to the highest level since February, bolstered by a brighter outlook for overall business conditions and hiring. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 70.3. That's up from 61.3 in August, which was revised higher. And it's the highest reading since February, when employers added 259,000 jobs and many thought the recovery was strengthening.


Consumer confidence drops in August, down to late 2011 level

Tiffany & Co

Despite some recently improving economic data, consumer confidence dropped in August to its lowest level since late last year, according to a leading indicator released Tuesday.


Auto sales remain soft in July

U.S. auto sales remained soft in July and all three Detroit automakers reported sales for the month that fell slightly short of analyst estimates, as high U.S. unemployment and weak consumer confidence kept would-be buyers on the sidelines.


Consumer confidence rises in July

Consumer confidence unexpectedly rose in July as Americans were more optimistic about the short-term outlook than they were about their current conditions, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.


Consumer confidence slipped in June

Americans can't seem to shake their uneasy feeling about the economy. Consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth straight month as worries about the economy outweighed relief at the gas pump, according to a private research group.


Home prices rise but consumer confidence cools

Home Prices

Home prices edged higher for the second month in a row in March, suggesting prices are stabilizing as the housing recovery gains momentum.

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